2020 Most Affordable Online Master's in Sports Psychology

By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020
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By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020

These schools represent the least expensive options for obtaining an online master's degree in sports psychology. Adams State University, ranked #1, offers an online Master of Science in Applied Sport Psychology for only $7,830 per year. Second-ranked California University of Pennsylvania is a similarly affordable option, with an annual tuition of only $12,624. Courses include Psychological Aspects of Sport Injury and Rehabilitation, Psychological Perspectives in Sport Performance Enhancement and Intervention, and Research in Sport.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 Adams State University $7,830
# 2 #2 California University of Pennsylvania $12,624
# 3 #3 Capella University $14,850
# 4 #4 National University $15,028
# 5 #5 Rider University $15,300
# 6 #6 University of West Alabama $15,444
# 7 #7 University of Western States $18,550
# 8 #8 John F. Kennedy University $27,300
#1
#1

Adams State University

Alamosa (CO)
Annual Tuition: $7,830
Annual Tuition: $7,830
Annual Tuition: $7,830
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 95%
  • Graduation Rate: 25%
  • Acceptance Rate: 99%
  • Average SATs: 870 -1080
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 386
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,041
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (719) 587-7011

Example Classes: Applied Sport Psychology, Concepts in Exercise Science, Mental Strength and Conditioning, Methods of Coaching, Social Aspects of Sport & PE, Statistical Methods in Human Performance & PE

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Applied Sport Psychology
  • Master of Science in Coaching
#2
#2
Annual Tuition: $12,624
Annual Tuition: $12,624
Annual Tuition: $12,624
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 97%
  • Graduation Rate: 51%
  • Acceptance Rate: 96%
  • Average SATs: 900 -1100
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,257
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,708
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Phone #: (724) 938-4400

Example Classes: Exercise Physiology: Assessment and Exercise Prescription, Nutrition for Peak Performance, Psychological Aspects of Sport Injury and Rehabilitation, Psychological Perspectives in Sport Performance Enhancement and Intervention, Research in Sport Psychology, Special Topics in Sport Psychology

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Exercise Science and Health Promotion: Sport Psychology
  • Master of Science in Sport Management Studies: Sport Management
#3
#3

Capella University

Minneapolis (MN)
Annual Tuition: $14,850
Annual Tuition: $14,850
Annual Tuition: $14,850
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 0%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 9,815
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 27,356
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (888) 227-3552

Example Classes: Applied Sport Psychology, Biological Basis of Behavior, Ethics and Multicultural Issues in Psychology, Foundations of Theory and Practice for Master's Psychology Learners, Learning Theories in Psychology, Performance Enhancement in Sports

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS - Psychology, Sport Psychology
#4
#4

National University

La Jolla (CA)
Annual Tuition: $15,028
Annual Tuition: $15,028
Annual Tuition: $15,028
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 0%
  • Graduation Rate: 36%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 3,130
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 4,497
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WSCUC
  • Phone #: (800) 628-8648

Example Classes: Ethics in Performance Psychology, Motor Behavior, Performance Consulting Skills, Performance Psychology Alternative Population, Performance Psychology Corporate Population, Theories of Behavior Change

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Performance Psychology
#5
#5

Rider University

Lawrenceville (NJ)
Annual Tuition: $15,300
Annual Tuition: $15,300
Annual Tuition: $15,300
  • Online Degrees: 4
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 98%
  • Graduation Rate: 65%
  • Acceptance Rate: 67%
  • Average SATs: 1000 -1190
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 79
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 270
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Phone #: (609) 896-5000

Example Classes: Applied Sport Psychology, Assessment in Sport Psychology, Athletic Finances, Athletic Leadership, Clinical Sport Psychology, Evidence-Based Research and Athletics

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Athletic Leadership
  • Master of Arts in Athletic Leadership - Career Exploration
  • Master of Arts in Athletic Leadership - Coaching
  • Master of Arts in Athletic Leadership - Sports Psychology
#6
#6

University of West Alabama

Livingston (AL)
Annual Tuition: $15,444
Annual Tuition: $15,444
Annual Tuition: $15,444
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 30%
  • Acceptance Rate: 28%
  • Average SATs: 860 -1020
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 458
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,916
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (205) 652-3400

Example Classes: Advanced Cognitive Psychology, Exercise Physiology, Professional Orientation and Ethics, Psychology and Sociology of Human Performance, Techniques of Counseling, The Diagnosis Process for Mental Disorders

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Experimental Psychology - Health and Sports Psychology
#7
#7
Annual Tuition: $18,550
Annual Tuition: $18,550
Annual Tuition: $18,550
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Graduation Rate: 67%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 42
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 487
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Phone #: (503) 256-3180

Example Classes: Applied Sport Psychology, Positive Coaching, Positive Leadership in Sport, Psychological Preparation and Mental Skills Training, Skill Acquisition and Human Performance, Sports in American Society, Sports Nutrition

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Sport and Performance Psychology
  • Master of Science in Sport and Performance Psychology - Positive Coaching
#8
#8

John F. Kennedy University

Pleasant Hill (CA) (and 2 others)
Annual Tuition: $27,300
Annual Tuition: $27,300
Annual Tuition: $27,300
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 112
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 73
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WSCUC

Example Classes: Assessment Strategies, Counseling Skills, Ethics and Professional Issues in Sport Psychology, Performance Enhancement, Psychopathology Assessment, Sport Psychology

Online Master's Degrees

  • MA in Sport Psychology