Sports & Fitness Psychology Certificate Courses

Online Access

 Course materials and handouts can be accessed by logging into Blackboard, the Learning Management System (LMS) for California State University, Dominguez Hills. Login credentials are sent with the registration confirmation after the student’s initial course enrollment at CSUDH. View the Blackboard Login Information to get started.

The term for a particular class is based on when the class ends, not when it begins. For example, a course beginning in April and ending in July is a summer class, and you will find it in the summer schedule. Please check the current term plus the next term to determine all of your schedule options.

Note: This program utilizes Blackboard. Be sure to get your password and instructions on how to access MyCSUDH when you register.

Course Schedule

Major: Sports and Recreation | Program: Sport & Fitness Psychology Certificate | * C = Class Canceled *

Start DateEnd DateCRNDeptCourse TitleDaysHoursBldg/RmFeeInstructor

Spring 2022

02/01/202203/31/202220781PSY 482 41Psych of Coach & Team-Build  INT NET$909M Cartiglia
02/01/202205/20/202220782PSY 486 41Internship in Sport & Fit Psych  INT NET$909R Oelberger

Summer 2022

06/01/202207/29/202236871PSY 480 41Sport Psychology  INT NET$909M Cartiglia
06/06/202208/04/202236872PSY 481 41Applied Sport & Fitness Psych  INT NET$909M Cartiglia
05/09/202208/19/202236873PSY 486 41Internship in Sport & Fit Psych  INT NET$909R Oelberger
Classes are open for enrollment until the day before class begins.

Fall 2022

09/01/202210/29/202243061PSY 482 41Psych of Coach & Team-BuildINT NET$909M Cartiglia
09/01/202210/29/202243063PSY 483 41Contemp Issues in Sports & Fit  INT NET$909R Oelberger
09/01/202212/17/202243064PSY 486 41Internship in Sport & Fit Psych  INT NET$909R Oelberger

* Schedule subject to change; consult with instructor for specific date details | Updated 06/02/2022

Course Descriptions

The Sport and Fitness Psychology Certificate Program consists of 5 courses of 3 units each (see CSUDH catalogue).
The five courses are:

PSY 480 | Sport Psychology (Syllabus)

An in-depth analysis and application of psychological principles and research in motivation, psychophysiology, personality, cognition, and emotion in sport settings.

PSY 481 | Applied Sport and Fitness Psychology (Syllabus)

Scientific research results in the field of psychology are used to illustrate how participation in sports and physical activity can facilitate psychological development and physical well-being.

PSY 482 | Psychology of Coaching and Team-Building (Syllabus)

Group processes, team-building techniques, leadership skills, and interpersonal communication skills will be applied to the enhancement of team sports performance and individual well-being.

PSY 483 | Contemporary Issues in Sport and Fitness Psychology (Syllabus)

Psychological theories will be applied to the identification and treatment of problems people who participate in sports may have as well as applied to the promotion of mental health.

PSY 486S | Internship in Sport and Fitness Psychology (Syllabus)

Supervised application of psychological principles applied to sports and fitness to promote performance and optimal well-being. There are four prerequisite courses (PSY 480, PSY 481, PSY 482, PSY 483) that must be completed before registering for PSY 486S, Internship in Sport and Fitness Psychology. One of the four prerequisite courses sometimes can be taken concurrently with PSY 486S. Also, please notify the instructor of PSY 486S ( one semester before intending to register for this course so he can approve an internship site and supervisor for you plus you will need this instructor’s consent before registering for PSY 486S.

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Information & Registration

When you're ready to register for courses, call 877-336-8616. If you have previously taken a class at CSUDH, you can register at myCSUDH (

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