The University of South Dakota, Dakota State University, South Dakota State University offer graduate programs in sports psychology. Various other online colleges also offer degrees in sports psychology which are essential for pursuing a career in the field. All of these psychology schools in South Dakota have certain admission requirements which needs to be fulfilled. A master’s degree level degree is the minimum requirement set by most employers here.
As a sports psychologist you could look for work for minor leagues and teams including Sioux Falls Fighting Pheasants, Sioux Falls Skyforce, Sioux Falls Stampede and Sioux Falls Storm. Other places that you could go are training and fitness centers. You might also look for jobs in the top most employing firms of the state including Rapid City Regional Hospital with 4,000 workers and Sanford USD Medical Center with 4,000 employees.
In 2011, the numbers of people employed as counseling, clinical psychologists in South Dakota were 230. The salary that sports psychologists earn in South Dakota is $40,000 per year on average (simplyhired.com).
Recommended reading: Certification and licensure requirements in South Dakota.