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					Sport Psychology Degree and Certificate Programs
Application Requirements

These application requirements apply to the following programs: Master of Arts in Sport Psychology and Graduate
Certificate in Exercise and Sport Performance.
Individuals interested in taking courses for credit but not interested in pursuing a degree or certificate should apply as
a nondegree student, submitting only the completed Application Form and the nonrefundable application fee.

p Application/Statistical Information Form. Please type or print legibly on the Application Form. Provide all
  requested information, sign and date the application.
    The information requested on the Statistical Information Form provides the University with a profile of its students
    and statistical data required for funding from the federal government and foundations. An applicant’s admission
    to the University will not be affected if all questions are not answered.

p Nonrefundable application fee. This fee must accompany the Application Form. Please make checks payable
  to John F. Kennedy University.
               MA Degree $63          Nondegree/Certificate $42

p One set of official transcripts of the conferred BA degree and any post-Bachelor credits or degrees. Transcripts
  must be sent directly to the Admissions Office from the issuing institution to be considered official. Transcripts then
  become the property of the University and will not be returned or released to another party.

p Bachelor’s degree from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher
  Education Accreditation (CHEA). The awarding of the degree must be indicated on an official transcript.

p Personal statement. Please the other side for guidelines.

p Three completed recommendation forms that attest to the applicant’s suitability for the graduate program in
  Sport Psychology. Three forms are attached and two should be completed by former or current instructors.

p Personal interview with the program chair or faculty advisor. Once the completed application is received,
  applicants will be contacted by the program to schedule an interview. Out of area applicants may be admitted
  provisionally based on their completed application file and then will meet with the program chair or faculty advisor
  upon arrival.

Please see the other side for additional information.

All application documentation must be submitted directly to: John F. Kennedy University
                                                             Admissions Office
                                                             100 Ellinwood Way
                                                             Pleasant Hill CA 94523-4817

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                                                                               JOHN F. KENNEDY UNIVERSITY
                                                                               TRANSFORMING LIVES, CHANGING THE WORLD
                                                                               An Affiliate of the National University System
Additional Requirements for International Applicants

p Certification of Finances.

p Certified translations of all transcripts, if not in English.

p Proof of English proficiency, if native language is not English. English proficiency may be met by achieving the
   following:
   	    •	on	the	Test	of	English	as	a	Foreign	Language	(TOEFL),	550	on	the	paper-based	test,	213	on	the	computer-
          based test, or 79-80 on the Internet-based version,
   	    •	with	the	International	English	Language	Testing	System	(IELTS),	a	score	of	6	with	no	band	lower	than	5.5,	or	
		      •	by	other	measures	which	may	be	reviewed	on	a	case-by-case	basis.	

Notes: 1. Applicants must have the equivalent of a US Bachelor’s degree.
       2. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requires that the name on the application
          match exactly with the name on the passport.

Applicants who wish to transfer from other approved US educational institutions must fulfill all application and
admission requirements and be in good standing as full-time students in their present institution.
Contact the International Student Advisor at 925.969.3339 with any questions regarding international student
application or admissions.


Written Personal Statement Guidelines

The personal statement is an essential component of the application and will be reviewed during the interview.

Purpose:	       •	Facilitate	the	process	of	synthesizing	your	interests	and	goals	in	the	area	of	sport	psychology
	     	         •	Provide	a	sample	of	your	writing	abilities.
	     	         •	Expedite	the	interviewers’	gathering	of	information	about	you.
	     	         •	Assess	your	self-awareness	and	disclosures	about	your	personal,	familial,	cultural,	and	community
                  patterns.

Format: 	       •	Word-processed	and	double-spaced.
	      	        •	3	-	4	pages	in	length.
	      	        •	Submitted	in	duplicate	to	the	JFKU	Admissions	Office	at	least	one	week	prior	to	the	scheduled
                  interview date to allow adequate time for processing and faculty review.

Content:        The personal statement should be a reflection of your interest and energy for the field of sport
                psychology. At a minimum, the statement must address:
	         	     •	Why	are	you	considering	graduate	school	at	this	time?
	         	     •	What	do	you	believe	are	your	strengths	and	weaknesses	as	a	student?	As	a	potential	consultant?
	         	     •	What	would	you	like	to	gain	from	your	experience	in	graduate	school?
	         	     •	Why	do	you	want	to	be	a	consultant?


John F. Kennedy University reserves the right to verify the authenticity of a given document through contact with the
issuing source. Documentation submitted in support of an application becomes the property of the University and will not
be returned. Photocopies of documents submitted to support an application will not be given to applicants, students or
outside parties.

John F. Kennedy University does not discriminate, in admissions or in access to programs, against qualified individuals
with disabilities. Admissions decisions are made independent of need for financial aid.


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                                                                            JOHN F. KENNEDY UNIVERSITY
                                                                            TRANSFORMING LIVES, CHANGING THE WORLD
                                                                            An Affiliate of the National University System
                  JOHN F. KENNEDY UNIVERSITY                                                                          APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION
                  TRANSFORMING LIVES, CHANGING THE WORLD                                                              Please type or print clearly in ink


1.	     Name	__________________________________________________________________________________________________
	                                  Last	                                                     First	                                                  Middle

2.	     List	all	previous	and/or	birth	name	(s)	_________________________________________________________________________

3.	     Home	address	____________________________________________________________________________________________
	                                          Number/Street	                                    City/State	                   9-digit	Zip	code	          Email

4.	     Social	Security	number______________________________________	                                                          5.	Gender:	          Female	           Male

6.	     Home	phone	__________________________________________	 Business	phone	_____________________________________
                                                                                                                             Area	code

7.	     Date	of	birth	______________	 8.	Birthplace	____________________________	                                              9.	Country	of	Citizenship	_______________
                         	Month	       Day	      Year                          City,	State	and	Country	(if	not	USA)

10.	 If	not	US	citizen,	current	immigration	status	____________________			Type	of	visa	requested	from	outside	U.S.	_____________

11.	 Quarter	and	year	for	which	you	are	applying:	 Fall	________	 Winter	__________	 Spring	__________	 Summer	__________

12.	 Have	you	ever	been	convicted	of	a	felony?														No																						Yes			(If	Yes,	please	provide	explanation	on	a	separate	paper.)

13.	 Indicate	the	numerical	code	for	the	program	and	specialization	(if	applicable)	to	which	you	are	applying.
	       Codes,	programs	and	specializations	are	listed	on	the	back.				
        	 Degree	or	Certificate	Program	                                Code																							Specialization	(if	applicable)	                          Code



        I	am	applying	as	a	nondegree	student	in	the	following	academic	area	of	interest:	______________________________
14.	 If	you	are	an	applicant	to	one	of	the	campuses	listed	below,	check	appropriate	box.
	    	    Pleasant	Hill	                    Berkeley	
	    	    Campbell	                         Costa	Mesa

15.	 List	in	chronological	order	any and all: 1) colleges	and	universities	attended	since	high	school	graduation;	and	2)	school(s)	currently	attending.	
										Please	indicate	degrees	conferred	or	to	be	conferred	by	each	institution.	NOTE:	You	are	required	to	obtain	transcripts	from	any	and	all	colleges	and	universities,
	         including	community	colleges	and	other	schools,	even if	the	units	are	listed	on	another	transcript.

	 School,	College	or	University	and	Armed	Forces	Record	        Location	                             Major	                             Dates	       Degree/Units	Completed




I certify that the information provided on this application and any attached document is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge, and understand
that omissions or falsifications may result in withdrawal of acceptance. I further understand that, if I am applying to a certificate or degree program, I
must provide all items required as outlined in the Application Requirements for that particular program.

A nonrefundable application fee must accompany the application form.

Signature	________________________________________________________________	                                                           			Date	___________________________

Return	signed and dated	application	with	fee	to:	                           Admissions	Office
                                                                            JOHN	F.	KENNEDY	UNIVERSITY
	            	          	              	                	   	               100	Ellinwood	Way,	Pleasant	Hill,	CA	94523-4817
	            	          	              	                	   	               Phone:	925-969-3535
JOHN	F.	KENNEDY	UNIVERSITY	DOES	NOT	DISCRIMINATE	AGAINST	QUALIFIED	INDIVIDUALS	WITH	DISABILITIES	IN	ADMISSIONS,	OR	IN	ACCESS,	TO	PROGRAMS.
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WWW.JFKU.EDU                                                                                                                                      (800) 696-JFKU (5358)
STATISTICAL INFORMATION                                                                Program                                         Specialization
                                                                                       Code                                                    Code
We	would	appreciate	your	cooperation	in	completing	the	items	below.		This	
information	is	used	to	give	us	a	profile	of	JFK	University	students	and	provide	the	   COLLEGE OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES
statistical	date	required	for	federal	and	foundation	grant	funding.		Your	admission	   Degree Programs
to	JFK	University	will	not	be	affected	if	you	chose	not	to	answer	all	of	the	          1000    Bachelor	of	Arts	(undeclared	major)
questions.
                                                                                       1060    BA	in	Psychology	(Campbell)
                                                                                       1065    BA	in	Psychology	(Pleasant	Hill)
1.		Hours	employed	per	week:
                                                                                       1105    BA	in	Health	Sciences	(Pleasant	Hill)
   o a.		None	        	       	o c.		10	-19	      	         o e.		28	-	36              1106    BA	in	Health	Sciences	(Costa	Mesa)
   o b.		1	-	9	       	       	o	d.		20	-	27	     			       o f.			37+                 1135    BA	in	Legal	Studies
                                                                                       2020    BS	in	Business	Administration
2.		Educational	costs	reimbursed	by	employer:
                                                                                       Certificate Program
   o a.		None	        	       	o	c.		26	-	50	%	   	         o e.		76	-	100	%           8235    Paralegal	Certificate
   o b.		1-25	%	      					   	o d.		51	-	75	%

                                                                                       COLLEGE OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
3.		Combined	family	income:
                                                                                       Degree Programs
   o a.		$0	-	10,999	      	o d.		$30,000	-	39,999					
                                                                                       1500    MA	in	Museum	Studies
   o b.		$11,000	-	19,999	 	o e.		$40,000	-	49,999                                             						Collections	Management                   1570
   o c.		$20,000	-	29,999	 	o f.			Over	$50,000                                                						Education	&	Interpretation               1591
                                                                                       5150    MA	in	Museum	Studies/MBA
4.		Total	number	of	family	members	dependent	on	this	income:	____________              2200    Master	of	Business	Administration	(MBA)
                                                                                       3020    MA	in	Sport	Psychology	(Pleasant	Hill)
5.		Race/ethnicity:                                                                    3021    MA	in	Sport	Psychology	(Costa	Mesa)
   o a.		AM	-	American	Indian	or	Alaskan	Native                                        3500    PsyD	(Doctor	of	Psychology)
   o b.		AS	-	Asian	or	Pacific	Islander                                                5350    MA	in	Sport	Psychology/PsyD	Linked
   o c.		BL	-	Black                                                                    6170    MA	in	Consciousness	and	Transformative	
   o d.		HI	-	Hispanic                                                                         Studies
   o e.		WH	-	White	         	          	                                              3011    MA	in	Marriage	and	Family	Therapy	
                                                                                               (Pleasant	Hill)
6.		How	did	you	first	hear	about	the	JFK	University	program	to	which	you	are           3012    MA	in	Marriage	and	Family	Therapy	
					applying?                                                                                 (Campbell)
                                                                                       3013    MA	in	Marriage	and	Family	Therapy	
   o Relative                       o Flyer/poster                                             (Berkeley)
   o Friend                         o Mailer                                                   MA	in	Counseling	Psychology	-	Holistic
   o Business	Associate             o Email	                                                   			Integral	Psychotherapy	(Pleasant	Hill)      6620
   o Therapist                      o Airport	Ad                                               			Holistic	Studies	(Campbell)                 6615
                                    o BART	Ad	                                                 			Somatic	Psychology	(Pleasant	Hill)          6610
   o JFKU	Alumna/us                 o Newspaper	Ad	-	please specify paper                      			Transpersonal	Psychology	(Pleasant	Hill) 6605
   o JFKU	Faculty                     _____________________                            6200    MA	in	Holistic	Health	Education
   o JFKU	Staff                     o Magazine	Ad	-	please specify publication         6505    MA	in	Integral	Psychology
   o JFKU	Student                     _____________________                            6550    MA	in	Integral	Theory
   o JFKU	Trustee                   o Radio	Ad	-	please specify station                6700    MA	in	Transformative	Arts
                                      _____________________                            Graduate Certificate Programs
   o National	University            o TV	Ad	-	please specify station                   8145    Museum	Studies	Certificate
   o Other	College                    _____________________                            8325    Exercise	and	Sport	Performance	Certificate
                                                                                       8327    Sport	Management	Certificate
   o Library                        o JFKU	Website                                     8390    Post-Master’s	Clinical	Training	Certificate
   o Phone	Book                     o Internet	Search	(Google,	Bing,	etc.)             8645    Certificate	in	Leadership	for	Sustainable	Change
   o Live	in	Area                   o Google	Ad                                        8650    Integral	Theory	Certificate
   o University	Sign                o Online	Ad                                        8680    Ecotherapy	Certificate
   o Word	of	Mouth                  o Other
                                      _____________________
WWW.JFKU.EDU                                                                                                       (800) 696-JFKU (5358)
               John F. Kennedy University
               TRANSFORMING LIVES, CHANGING THE WORLD

               An Affiliate of the National University System


                                                                                 RECOMMENDATION FORM
                                                                              College of Professional Studies
                                                                                     Sport Psychology Program

PLEASE	TYPE	OR	PRINT	CLEARLY	IN	INK.



Applicant’s Name______________________________________ Social Security Number ______________________

To the Applicant: The Family Educational and Privacy Act of 1974 gives students the right to review letters of recommen-
dation. The law also permits students to waive the right if they choose, although such a waiver cannot be a condition of
admission. Check the statement below that indicates your option. Then sign below and date.
   o Confidential: I waive my right to review this recommendation.

   o Nonconfidential: I retain my right to review this recommendation.



Signature:__________________________________________________                Date:____________________________




To the Recommender: Please accept this form only if the above named applicant has completed the section above. The
applicant is apply for admission to the Sport Psychology program at John F. Kennedy University. We would appreciate your
candid opinion of the applicant and are particularly interested in the applicant’s suitability for the degree. Thank you in
advance for completing this form.

Please make a brief narrative statement here or attach a letter to this form. Please also complete the other side of this form.




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Please assess the applicant on the qualities listed below by placing an “X” in the appropriate category. Use as your
standard of comparison other studenters or employees whom you have known in a similar capacity.

 Characteristic                                       Poor                Good           Superior      Unable to Judge
 Academic ability
 Breadth of general knowledge
 Understanding of human behavior
 Written expression of ideas
 Oral expression of ideas
 Ability to work with others
 Creativity and originality
 Social awareness and concern
 Maturity and judgement
 Emotional stability
 Self-awareness
 Professional commitment
 Appropriateness for chosen field
 Potential for success


Indicate the strength of your overall endorsement of the applicant:

p Not recommended             p Recommended with reservations         p Recommended        p Highly recommended
If you check “Not recommended” or “Recommended with reservations”, please elaborate below.




I have known the applicant for ____ years, ____ months.

I know the applicant: p Slightly    p Fairly well p Very well

I have known the applicant as:     p an undergraduate student         p a graduate student p an adviser
                                   p a teaching assistant             p a research assistant p other


Name_____________________________________________________ Title_________________________________________


Organization_________________________________________________________Telephone___________________________


Address _________________________________________________________________________________________________


Signature____________________________________________________________ Date_______________________________


Return this form directly to:      John F. Kennedy University
                                   Admissions Office
                                   100 Ellinwood Way
                                   Pleasant Hill CA 94523-4817
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               John F. Kennedy University
               TRANSFORMING LIVES, CHANGING THE WORLD

               An Affiliate of the National University System




                                                                                 RECOMMENDATION FORM
                                                                              College of Professional Studies
                                                                                     Sport Psychology Program

PLEASE	TYPE	OR	PRINT	CLEARLY	IN	INK.



Applicant’s Name______________________________________ Social Security Number ______________________

To the Applicant: The Family Educational and Privacy Act of 1974 gives students the right to review letters of recommen-
dation. The law also permits students to waive the right if they choose, although such a waiver cannot be a condition of
admission. Check the statement below that indicates your option. Then sign below and date.

   o Confidential: I waive my right to review this recommendation.

   o Nonconfidential: I retain my right to review this recommendation.



Signature:__________________________________________________                Date:____________________________




To the Recommender: Please accept this form only if the above named applicant has completed the section above. The
applicant is apply for admission to the Sport Psychology program at John F. Kennedy University. We would appreciate your
candid opinion of the applicant and are particularly interested in the applicant’s suitability for the degree. Thank you in
advance for completing this form.

Please make a brief narrative statement here or attach a letter to this form. Please also complete the other side of this form.




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Please assess the applicant on the qualities listed below by placing an “X” in the appropriate category. Use as your
standard of comparison other studenters or employees whom you have known in a similar capacity.

 Characteristic                                       Poor                Good           Superior      Unable to Judge
 Academic ability
 Breadth of general knowledge
 Understanding of human behavior
 Written expression of ideas
 Oral expression of ideas
 Ability to work with others
 Creativity and originality
 Social awareness and concern
 Maturity and judgement
 Emotional stability
 Self-awareness
 Professional commitment
 Appropriateness for chosen field
 Potential for success


Indicate the strength of your overall endorsement of the applicant:

p Not recommended             p Recommended with reservations         p Recommended        p Highly recommended
If you check “Not recommended” or “Recommended with reservations”, please elaborate below.




I have known the applicant for ____ years, ____ months.

I know the applicant: p Slightly    p Fairly well p Very well

I have known the applicant as:     p an undergraduate student         p a graduate student p an adviser
                                   p a teaching assistant             p a research assistant p other


Name_____________________________________________________ Title_________________________________________


Organization_________________________________________________________Telephone___________________________


Address _________________________________________________________________________________________________


Signature____________________________________________________________ Date_______________________________


Return this form directly to:      John F. Kennedy University
                                   Admissions Office
                                   100 Ellinwood Way
                                   Pleasant Hill CA 94523-4817

Version 8/10
               John F. Kennedy University
               TRANSFORMING LIVES, CHANGING THE WORLD

               An Affiliate of the National University System


                                                                                 RECOMMENDATION FORM
                                                                              College of Professional Studies
                                                                                     Sport Psychology Program

PLEASE	TYPE	OR	PRINT	CLEARLY	IN	INK.



Applicant’s Name______________________________________ Social Security Number ______________________

To the Applicant: The Family Educational and Privacy Act of 1974 gives students the right to review letters of recommen-
dation. The law also permits students to waive the right if they choose, although such a waiver cannot be a condition of
admission. Check the statement below that indicates your option. Then sign below and date.
   o Confidential: I waive my right to review this recommendation.

   o Nonconfidential: I retain my right to review this recommendation.



Signature:__________________________________________________                Date:____________________________




To the Recommender: Please accept this form only if the above named applicant has completed the section above. The
applicant is apply for admission to the Sport Psychology program at John F. Kennedy University. We would appreciate your
candid opinion of the applicant and are particularly interested in the applicant’s suitability for the degree. Thank you in
advance for completing this form.

Please make a brief narrative statement here or attach a letter to this form. Please also complete the other side of this form.




Version 8/10
Please assess the applicant on the qualities listed below by placing an “X” in the appropriate category. Use as your
standard of comparison other studenters or employees whom you have known in a similar capacity.

 Characteristic                                       Poor                Good           Superior      Unable to Judge
 Academic ability
 Breadth of general knowledge
 Understanding of human behavior
 Written expression of ideas
 Oral expression of ideas
 Ability to work with others
 Creativity and originality
 Social awareness and concern
 Maturity and judgement
 Emotional stability
 Self-awareness
 Professional commitment
 Appropriateness for chosen field
 Potential for success


Indicate the strength of your overall endorsement of the applicant:

p Not recommended             p Recommended with reservations         p Recommended        p Highly recommended
If you check “Not recommended” or “Recommended with reservations”, please elaborate below.




I have known the applicant for ____ years, ____ months.

I know the applicant: p Slightly    p Fairly well p Very well

I have known the applicant as:     p an undergraduate student         p a graduate student p an adviser
                                   p a teaching assistant             p a research assistant p other


Name_____________________________________________________ Title_________________________________________


Organization_________________________________________________________Telephone___________________________


Address _________________________________________________________________________________________________


Signature____________________________________________________________ Date_______________________________


Return this form directly to:      John F. Kennedy University
                                   Admissions Office
                                   100 Ellinwood Way
                                   Pleasant Hill CA 94523-4817

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