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West Virginia University

Morgantown , West Virginia ,United States

Bachelor of Science in Sport and Exercise Psychology

If you would like to combine your love of sports and fitness with an interest in psychology or sociology, then you have found the perfect major.

Students interested in pursuing a career in sport and exercise psychology or in sport sociology should know that most jobs will require that they must first complete a graduate degree before entering the job market. The primary mission of the undergraduate major in sport behavior is to prepare you for graduate studies in sport and exercise psychology, sport sociology and/or counseling.

Our Sport and Exercise Psychology major is the only one of its kind in the state of West Virginia, and one of the few undergraduate programs in that nation that allow students to specialize in sport and exercise psychology or sport sociology.

The curriculum contains exciting and innovative courses, such as the Social Psychology of Sport, Performance Enhancement, Exercise Psychology, the Psychology of Injury, and the African American in Sport.

Through our major's club, students interact with graduate students in our highly acclaimed doctoral program, meet leading professionals in the field, help organize conferences and participate in other student-centered professional and social activities.


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Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Immediately after graduation, 65 percent of our graduates attend graduate school. Many attend programs in sport psychology and counseling, but in the past several years others have attended programs for physical therapy, occupational therapy, social work, public health, public administration, exercise science, exercise physiology, human resources, chiropractic, business and law.

Graduate school placements include:

  • Master's program in sport and exercise psychology at Georgia Southern (This alum has gone on to work as a Master Resilience Trainer for the CSF2 program in the U.S. Army.)
  • Doctoral physical therapy program at the University of Pittsburgh
  • PhD program in counseling psychology at the University of Nevada Las Vegas
  • Master's program in public administration

PSW Opportunity

12 to 36 months( OPT duration depends on the major studied) 


Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria


  • Must have at least a 2.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale for general admission.
  • Must meet English Proficiency or request conditional admission and admission to the Intensive English Program (IEP).
  • Please be advised that some Engineering majors may reach capacity and therefore will be restricted from entry.
  • For direct admission to some colleges and majors, SAT or ACT scores are required and must be sent to WVU directly from the respective testing services. Please review the program requirements. For all other majors, international students are encouraged but not required to submit SAT or ACT scores, if available. SAT/ACT scores are useful for determining scholarship eligibility.
  • WVU welcomes applications from students with IGCSE and O-Level Certificates from Cambridge International for admissions consideration. We require a minimum of five subject passes, of which two must be English and Mathematics. The average of the grades must be at least a 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale). A passing grade in the subject of English will be accepted as evidence of sufficient English ability.


  • Must have at least a 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale in all college work attempted.
  • Must meet English Proficiency or request conditional admission and admission to the Intensive English Program (IEP).
  • In addition, transfer students who have fewer than 24 transferable credit hours, must also meet freshman admission standards and submit secondary school/high school transcripts. 
  • Some individual programs and majors have different course requirements and higher grade point average requirements; .
  • Grades and credits are transferable for college-level courses from regionally accredited U.S. institutions..

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  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Bachelors/UG Degree
  • Duration: 04 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 107136 USD
    Annual Cost of Living: 12000 USD
    Application Fee: 65 USD
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