Sport and Exercise Psychology BSc (Hons)

Overview

Want to take your first steps on the path to becoming a British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist or Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Psychologist?

On this BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Psychology degree course, you’ll use the latest equipment and techniques in our comprehensively equipped laboratories, and be taught by our team of BPS and HCPC Registered psychologists.

You can apply the psychological principles and theories you learn to optimise the performance of athletes in the world of elite sport. Or use your skills to help the public reach their health and fitness goals.

What you'll experience

On this course you'll:

  • Be taught by BPS and HCPC Registered psychologists who have extensive professional experience and access to the latest sport psychology research
  • Get your hands on specialist equipment like PLATO Liquid Crystal Spectacles and our ASL Mobile Eye System, which you can use to measure performance and get the most out of athletes
  • Use psychology and sports science facilities including a psychology laboratory (with interview room and media suite), biomechanics lab, physiology lab, kinanthropometry lab, immersion pool and 3 climatic chambers for manipulating temperature, humidity and altitudeWhat you'll experienceOn this course you'll:
    • Be taught by BPS and HCPC Registered psychologists who have extensive professional experience and access to the latest sport psychology research
    • Get your hands on specialist equipment like PLATO Liquid Crystal Spectacles and our ASL Mobile Eye System, which you can use to measure performance and get the most out of athletes
    • Use psychology and sports science facilities including a psychology laboratory (with interview room and media suite), biomechanics lab, physiology lab, kinanthropometry lab, immersion pool and 3 climatic chambers for manipulating temperature, humidity and altitude

Teaching

Teaching methods on this course include:

  • lectures
  • online lectures
  • workshops
  • laboratories
  • seminars
  • one-on-one tutorials

Teaching staff draw on their varied experiences as practitioners and researchers to bring the subject to life.

Careers and opportunities

After the course, you'll be eligible to apply for chartered membership of the BPS on a graduate basis (GBC). This is the first step to becoming a chartered sport and exercise psychologist or HCPC registered practitioner psychologist.

What jobs can you do with a Sport and Exercise Psychology degree?

Other roles you can do after the course include:

  • sport and exercise scientist
  • management roles in national governing bodies
  • teacher/lecturer
  • researcher/scientist
  • health promotion worker

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry. You can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Placement year

Either before or following your third year, you have the option to choose a work placement year to gain valuable longer-term work experience in the industry.

Previous students have completed placements in organisations such as Professional Sports Clubs, Sports Injuries Clinics, Schools, the NHS and in Universities.

We’ll help you secure a work placement that fits your aspirations. You’ll get mentoring and support throughout the year.

Work experience and career planning

To give you the best chance of securing a great job when you graduate, our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience during your course.

We can help you find the coaching roles, placements, internships and voluntary roles that will help you to kick-start your ideal career and complement what you’ll be learning on the course.

BSc (Hons) Award
September Start
Full-time, Sandwich Study Mode
3 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

128-136 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent, with 32 points from a Science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, PE, Physics, Psychology or Sports Science and the Active Leisure Industry or Sports Studies).

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

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