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May 4, 2016

Study: Great Expectations: Career Planning andTraining Experiences of Graduate Students in Sportand Exercise Psychology

 Abstract: The success of upcomingprofessionals in the field of sport and exercise psychology iscritical for its growth. A history of limited applied opportunitiesmay lead to retention issues among trainees interested in appliedcareers. The current study investigated the career goals andperceptions of training among current graduate students. Resultsfound that many master’s and doctoral-level students were seeking acareer that involved applied work, and the majority of thesestudents desired to work with collegiate athletes. These findingscan be used to prepare students for the existing market conditionsand offer insight for future professionals.

Author: Dr. Sean Fitzpatrick

Dr. Sean Fitzpatrick is an associate professor at John F.Kennedy University. He obtained his PhD in Sport and ExercisePsychology, MA in Community Counselling and BS in Sport andExercise Psychology from West Virginia University. He is thecurrent research coordinator for the Sport Psychology program atJFK University. Sean’s research interests include applied ExercisePsychology, specifically the promotion of physical activity amongcancer survivors, as well as training issues in Sport and ExercisePsychology.

 

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Author: http://www.jfku.edu/Programs-and-Courses/College-of-Graduate-Professional-Studies/Sport-Psychology/Faculty/Sean-Fitzpatrick.html

Article: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10413200.2015.1052891

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