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CMPC Requirements and Online Courses

To become a Certified Mental Performance Consultant® (CMPC), applicants must meet several academic requirements through either traditional coursework or academic experiences comparable in scope and depth to 3-credit semester courses offered within the U.S. education system. All coursework/experience must be reflected on the final academic transcript; therefore, auditing courses is not acceptable.

The courses below have been pre-approved by the Certification Council to meet the academic requirements within the specific knowledge area(s).

Please note this list is not meant to be exhaustive. No costs are included since those tend to change. Applicants are encouraged to consult the institution for specific information about costs, schedules, and admission criteria.


General Coursework Guidelines

Distance or online full credit courses (comparable to a 3-credit semester course in the U.S. education system) can apply toward certification requirements.

Courses should be:

  • From regionally accredited U.S. colleges and universities (Western Association, North Central Association, Southern Association, Middle States Association, New England Association, Northwest Association); or
  • From fully accredited international institutions, through which academic experiences are similar in breadth and depth to a 3-credit semester course offered in the U.S. education system.
  • Full credit and taken for a grade (not pass/fail courses, audited courses, or university extension courses unless explicitly stated in course materials that the course is for college credit).

Certification Course Requirements and Associated Online Courses

K1. Professional Ethics and Standards

Graduate Level Required
 SP6300 Professional and Ethical Issues Online & Campus Argosy University
 PSYC790 Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in Psychology Online & Campus Towson University
 PSP5803A Ethics and Professional Issues in Sport Psychology A (2 units) Online JFKU
 PSP5803B Ethics and Professional Issues in Sport Psychology B (2 units) Online JFKU
 PSY607 Ethics in Performance Psychology Online & Campus National University
 SPRT616 Professional Ethics in Sport and Exercise Psychology Online Lock Haven University
 HPPE 570 Ethics in Applied Sport Psychology Online Adams State University Colorado

K2. Sport Psychology

Graduate Level Required
 SP6499 Applied Sport Psychology 1 Online & Campus Argosy University Online
 PSY8845 Current Issues in Sport Psychology Online & Campus Capella University
 PSY8840 Principles of Sport Psychology Online & Campus Capella University
 PSY8842 Applied Sport Psychology Online & Campus Capella University
 PRF753 Psychological Aspects of Sport Injury and Rehabilitation Online California University PA
 PRF783 Psychological Perspectives in Sport Performance Enhancement and Intervention Online California University PA
 KINE5310 Sport Psychology Campus / Online Courses require department approval University of Texas Tyler
 PSY580 Advanced Sport Psychology Online & Campus California State University Dominguez
 PSY300 Social Psychology of Sport Online & Campus National University
 PSY302 Foundation of Sport Psychology Online & Campus National University
 PSY440 Sport Psychology for Coaches Online & Campus National University
 PSY442 Seminar in Applied Sport Psychology Online & Campus National University
 PSY602 Sport and Performance Psychology Online & Campus National University
 PSY603 Performance Psychology in Alternative Populations Online & Campus National University
 PSY604 Performance Psychology in Corporate Populations Online & Campus National University
 PSY613 Performance Consulting Skills Online & Campus National University
 PSP5800A Sport Psychology A (3) Online JFKU
 PSP5800B Sport Psychology B (2) Online JFKU
 PSP5815 Performance Enhancement A (3) Online JFKU
 PSP5816 Performance Enhancement B (3) Online JFKU
 PSP5817 Performance Enhancement C (3) Online JFKU
 SPRT610 Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology Online Lock Haven University
 SPRT612 Sport Psychology for Performance Enhancement Online Lock Haven University
 SPRT613 Psychological Aspects of Injury and Recovery Online Lock Haven University
 SPRT614 Stress Management for the Physically Active Online Lock Haven University
 HPPE536 Sport Psychology Online Adams State University
 HPPE550 Applied Sport Psychology Online Adams State University
 HPPE560 Mental Strength & Conditioning Online Adams State University
 HPPE581 Case Studies in Applied Sport Psychology Online Adams State University

K3. Sport Science (may be graduate or upper-division undergraduate level)

Graduate Level Courses
 PRF770 Exercise Physiology: Assessment and Exercise Prescription Online California University of Pennsylvania
 KINE5313 Physiology of Exercise I Campus / Online Courses require department approval University of Texas Telecampus
 KINE5315 Physiology of Exercise II Campus / Online Courses require department approval University of Texas Telecampus
 PSP5833 Kinesiology (4) Online JFKU
 KINE5305 Motor Development Campus / Online Courses require department approval University of Texas Tyler
 KINE5307 Motor Learning Campus / Online Courses require department approval University of Texas Tyler
 PSY606 Motor Behavior Online & Campus National University
 PSP5819 Social and Historical Issues in Sport Online JFKU
 SPRT601 Sport in American Culture Online Lock Haven University

 

Undergraduate Level Courses
 BIO385 Biomechanics Online & Campus National University
 BIO386 Exercise Physiology Online & Campus National University
 PSY303 Motor Learning Online & Campus National University
 PSY443 Culture and Sport Psychology Online & Campus National University
 PSY448 History of Sport and Sport Psychology Online & Campus National University

K4. Psychopathology (may be graduate or upper-division undergraduate level)

Graduate Level Courses
 PSY609 Psychopathology Online & Campus National University
 PSP5805 Psychopathology Assessment (4) Online JFKU

 

Undergraduate Level Courses:
 PSY381 Abnormal Psychology Online Oregon State
 PSY-P324 Abnormal Psychology Online Indiana University
 PSY430 Introduction to Psychopathology Online & Campus National University
 PSYCE-1240 Abnormal Psychology Online Harvard Extension School

K5. Helping Relationships

Graduate Level Required
 PSY614 Counseling in Performance Psychology Online & Campus National University
 PSP5811 Counseling Skills A (3) Online JFKU
 PSP5812 Counseling Skills B (3) Online JFKU
 SPRT618 Counseling Skills for Sport and Exercise Psychology Online Lock Haven University

K6. Research Methods and Statistics

Graduate Level Required
 SP6200 Statistics and Research I Online & Campus Argosy University Online
 PRF830 Research in Sport Psychology Online California University of Pennsylvania
 HECC5303 Research Design Campus / Online Courses require department approval University of Texas Tyler
 HUB650 Behavioral Research Online & Campus National University
 PSP5054A Research Methods: Quantitative and Qualitative A (1) Online JFKU
 PSP5054B Research Methods: Quantitative and Qualitative B (3) Online JFKU
 SPRT600 Research Methods in Sport Science Online Lock Haven University
 HPPE503 Introduction to Research Online Adams State University
 HPPE543 Statistical Methods in Human Performance and Physical Education Online Adams State University

K7. Psychological Foundations of Behavior (may be graduate or upper-division undergraduate level)

Graduate Level Courses
 PSY7310 Biological Basis of Behavior Online & Campus Capella University
 PSYCE1604A Foundations of Neuropsychology (HI) Online Harvard Extension School
 PSYCE1610 The Brain in Psychology (graduate seminar, HI) Online Harvard Extension School
 PSP5850 Neuropsychology (4) Online JFKU
 SP6012 Cognitive and Affective Behavior Online & Campus Argosy University Online
 PSY427 Biological Psychology Online & Campus National University
 PSP5826 Cognitive and Affective Bases of Behavior (4) Online JFKU
 HUB601A Organizational Behavior Online & Campus National University
 HUB641 Stages of Adult Development Online & Campus National University
 PSP5850 Health Psychology (4) Online JFKU

 

Undergraduate Level Courses
 PSY433 Cognitive Psychology Online & Campus National University
 PSY432 Social Psychology Online & Campus National University
 PSY428 Developmental Psychology Online & Campus National University
 PSY429 Introduction to Personality Theory Online & Campus National University

K8. Diversity and Culture

Graduate Level Required
 PSP5814 Comprehensive Exploration of Diversity in Sport Online JFKU
 PSY637A Multicultural Issues in Performance Consulting Online & Campus National University
SPRT617 Cultural and Ethnic Diversity for Sport Psychology Consulting Online Lock Haven University
HPPE 538 Diversity and Equity in Sport Online & Campus Adams State University Colorado

If you would like to add relevant online courses to this list, please contact the Certification Council.