School of Graduate Studies

Elevate Your Game: Earning certificates can earn you more.

Embark on an exhilarating journey into the world of athletic counseling and unlock a future filled with purpose, passion, and the power to transform lives. Our graduate program in Athletic Counseling is designed to equip you with the specialized skills and credentials needed to support the mental performance and well-being of athletes at all levels. Prepare to earn the Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) credential from the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), a highly respected certification that will set you apart in the industry. Embark on this transformative journey and unlock a future where you can make a lasting impact on the lives of athletes, helping them reach new heights of mental and physical performance.

Why UW-Whitewater?

  • Hands-on, clinical experience
  • Program allows you to successfully balance both school and work
  • Affordable tuition

Athletic Counseling - Graduate Certificate

The graduate certificate in Athletic Counseling is a 24-credit program. This program can be started in the spring, summer or fall terms, and at a pace that works best for you. Full-time students can finish in as little as a year.

    For a comprehensive overview of the program structure and required courses, please refer to the Graduate Catalog

    To qualify for admission to the certificate program, you must be currently enrolled in a master's degree program at UW-Whitewater or have previously completed a master's degree in a related field from an accredited college/university, have completed a General or Lifespan Psychology course (at least three credits), and meet graduate admission criteria.

    Deadlines vary by term and are subject to change without notice. Accurate and up-to-date admission deadlines can be found on the graduate admission deadlines website.

    If you do not meet the graduate admission criteria, please email us to determine if you could be admitted on a contingent basis.

    International students must meet additional criteria and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Contact us for information and assistance.

    This program at UW-Whitewater is a superior value at $560.56 USD per credit as a resident and $1,148.55 USD per credit as a non-resident for the 2023-24 academic year. Visit the Tuition and Fees webpage for complete information.

    Financial aid

    Students enrolled in a graduate certificate program only are not eligible for federal aid. 

    Students completing a certificate with a degree program may be eligible for financial aid in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, or employment. All of these make up a “Financial Aid Package” and may be offered singly or in various combinations. Since funds are limited, priority for aid is based on financial need and how promptly applications are filed. To find out if you qualify, or if you have other financial aid questions, contact the financial aid staff person assigned to you or try or 262-472-1130.

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    Like to learn more about degree options through UW-Whitewater School of Graduate Studies? There are a few ways you can get the information you need. Visit our information sessions website to select a virtual information session related to the program you are interested in. You can also fill out a request for information to connect with an advisor who can discuss your goals and help guide you to the right program to pursue your dreams.

    The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater offers an excellent opportunity to leverage your existing certificate coursework. Transfer up to 12-credits of your certificate coursework towards the master's degree, saving you time and money.

    Check out our Master's programs.

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