Postdoctoral Sport Psychology Fellowship

Company: Premier Sport Psychology, PLLC

Location: Minneapolis metro area in Minnesota

Type: Full-Time (2-year position)

About Company:

Premier Sport Psychology is a rapidly growing sport psychology private practice based in Minneapolis, MN that provides both performance-enhancement and mental health services to athletes of all ages and levels. Premier Sport Psychology contracts with several professional teams, the University of Minnesota Athletic Department (we provide all “in-house” sport psychology services to the 650+ student-athletes), USA National Teams, and several other universities in the Midwest. In addition, we serve a broad spectrum of individual athletes, business owners, executives, etc. in our private practice.

PSP Mission:

Premier Sport Psychology exists to empower people to think better, feel better, perform better, and be better.

PSP Values:

  • Premier Service
  • Passion
  • Gratitude
  • Growth Mindset
  • Collaboration

Position Summary:

Premier Sport Psychology is pleased to offer a full-time, 2-year Postdoctoral Sport Psychology Fellowship position beginning summer/fall of 2021. The position is designed for an individual who is interested in working as part of a sport psychology private practice, in a variety of settings combining clinical work, performance-enhancement and outreach with an athletic population. This position can be considered supervised professional experience under the direction of Minnesota licensed psychologist supervisors, and the position is designed to meet the licensure requirements in the state of Minnesota.


Provide direct individual counseling and mental skills training to athletes; facilitate team meetings/team-building activities; provide leadership coaching/consultation to coaches; develop, promote and lead workshops and/or presentations to local, regional and/or national sport organizations/medical clinics/athletic teams; conduct outreach and marketing ventures to grow new business; foster referral relationships. If interested, there may be opportunity to conduct ADHD assessments for athletes. If interested, become involved in business/industrial and organizational side of consulting practice. Fellows also participate in case management, business meetings, and professional development activities; receive 2 hours of supervision per week. Other duties as assigned (e.g., content development for website, workbooks, online coaching resources; assist with administrative activities, etc.). Hours can be applicable toward licensure requirements as specified by the Minnesota Board of Psychology.


A Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical/Counseling/Educational Psychology from an accredited institution of higher education. Completion of APA-accredited internship. Experience working with athletes. Excellent clinical, presentation, communication, and interpersonal skills. Ability to form and nurture relationships with medical providers, administrators, and coaches. Self-motivated and disciplined with a willingness to be a team player. Creative and willing to invest hard work in growing a sport psychology practice. Organizational skills, follow-through, respectfulness of boundaries, openness to feedback, and ability to work independently in a responsible and professional manner are all essential to this position. Completion of dissertation required prior to commencement of position. Understanding of and strict adherence to the Minnesota Board of Psychology legal guidelines and American Psychological Association ethical guidelines.

Preferred Skills:

Experience working with athletes of all ages (youth to professional) and all sports/fields of competition and/or AASP certification. ADHD assessment experience. Specific experience working with youth/high school student-athletes, coaches, sports medicine staff and multidisciplinary treatment teams. Training and experience in performance-related issues. Ability to present to groups and strong public speaking skills. Crisis intervention experience.


Compensation is competitive with other postdoctoral positions. Depending on performance and workload, bonus opportunities are available. Premier Sport Psychology will also provide benefits including contributions to a retirement plan, 7 paid holidays, 10 PTO days and malpractice insurance. The position will also receive professional development time and funds (to be determined throughout the year).

To apply for the Postdoctoral Sport Psychology Fellowship, please submit the following by January 4, 2021:

  • Completed Premier Sport Psychology Employment Application (Download HERE)
  • Cover letter expressing your interest in the Postdoctoral Fellowship, work experience, and why you believe you would be a great fit for the position
  • Curriculum vitae
  • 3 letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your clinical work

All questions and applications should be sent via email to:

Premier Sport Psychology

7401 Metro Blvd, Suite 510
Edina, MN 55439

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    7401 Metro Blvd
    Suite 510
    Edina, MN 55439