Hear from a tutor and student about studying Sports Psychology at Liverpool Hope. Sport Psychology employs the rigour of science to investigate how people perceive the world, structure their thinking, solve problems and interact with others, set against the context of sport and exercise. The course is firmly embedded in both the discipline of Psychology and Sport & Exercise Science. This approach allows students to study seminal psychological theory and apply this to a variety of sport and exercise settings on a course accredited by the British Psychological Society.
Students will take an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Sport Psychology, preparing for work as a practitioner in elite sport, exercise, and broader community health settings. The curriculum contains high level, research informed teaching delivered by skilled educators, drawing on their own research and applied expertise. The course is designed to deliver a tailored skills-based experience which is underpinned by a foundation in subject knowledge and research skills and experience. Students will also learn key transferable skills, enabling them to apply knowledge and undertake their own research, exploring the impact of Sport Psychology across specialist populations and in different contexts.
The curriculum is focused on the development and support of the students as individuals, and staff know the students by name, fostering an environment of mutual trust and respect. Students are supported in becoming independent learners capable of questioning the world around them, with an emphasis on ethical issues relating to wellbeing, competition and research.
Why choose this subject? The University has excellent research facilities including a dedicated Sport Psychology lab, a colour vision lab, an EEG lab, an eye-movement lab and a lab for behavioural experiments in cognition and perception. The integrated nature of the curriculum complements the interdisciplinary nature of the subject and provides a rounded education, allowing 'hands-on' learning, with practical and lab sessions being underpinned by academic material. Students are invited to attend the regular departmental research seminars with distinguished speakers form the UK and overseas. Tutors develop strong relationships with the students to enable them to actively develop and support the learning of students on an individual level. This, coupled with small class sizes facilitates student participation and involvement. You will work alongside staff who are internationally recognised for their research in areas such as imagery, visual search and flow. The External examiner report stated 'The emphasis on preparing students for a career in sport psychology is highly innovative and praiseworthy, and clearly fills a gap in the market.' Students have the opportunity to study abroad for one or two semesters. This Unit is rated second in the North-West and 21st in the UK for their research intensity. (Research Excellence Framework 2014) Subject Guides
Read more about studying Sport Psychology at Liverpool Hope in our Sport Psychology Subject Guides. Sport Psychology Subject Guide 2016
Sport Psychology Subject Guide 2017 The programme specifications for this subject can be downloaded below.
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