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Sports Psychology Schools In Michigan

There are 2 accredited sports psychology schools in Michigan for faculty who teach sports psychology classes to choose from. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of sports psychology and sports psychology training in Michigan, which includes sports psychology training at the following levels:


  1. Central Michigan University

    Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48859

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Western Michigan University

    1903 West Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5167

    181 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Michigan Vs. National Sports Psychology Employment

Michigan 2,590
National 100,700

Of all of the sports psychology professionals in the country, nearly 3% are in the state of Michigan.

Employment Growth for Sports psychology professionals In Michigan

3,130 3,140 3,270 3,060 2,590
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of sports psychology professionals is shrinking in Michigan. 540 less sports psychology professionals were working in Michigan in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 17% decline in the field. This decline is faster than the national trend for sports psychology professionals which shows a 3% increase in the number of sports psychology professionals working around the nation.

Sports Psychology VS. All Professions salaries in Michigan

$66,450 $69,610 $72,810 $77,060 $74,640
$45,563 $47,071 $48,208 $48,728 $49,286
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Sports Psychology
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by sports psychology professionals is increasing in Michigan. In 2006 sports psychology professionals made a mean salary of $66,450 per year, and in 2010 they made $74,640 per year.

Salary percentiles for Sports psychology professionals in Michigan

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Thus, sports psychology professionals' salaries grew by 11% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Michigan state, within the field of sports psychology, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid sports psychology professionals earn 163% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Sports psychology professionals and related professions in Michigan

Forensic Psychology
Mental Health
School Psychology
Sports Psychology

In Michigan, sports psychology professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Sports Psychology programs available for each degree type for all schools in Michigan


As the number of sports psychology professionals is decreasing in Michigan state, the number of students graduating from the 2 accredited sports psychology schools in Michigan state is decreasing. In Michigan, there were 224 graduates in 2006. And there were 80 graduates from sports psychology courses in 2010.

There was a decrease in the number of sports psychology school degree or certificate graduates in Michigan by 64%. A majority of these graduates, or 50%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in sports psychology.

Sports Psychology Faculty Salaries in Michigan

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