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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course summary

  • Learn how core principles and research in psychology inform applied practice in sport, physical activity and occupational settings.
  • Develop your practical knowledge and consultancy skills.
  • Understand how important case formulations are to support clients as individuals.
After completing this course you can become a chartered sport and exercise psychologist. If you already have a psychology undergraduate degree accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), you can undertake BPS Stage 2 training. If you’ve previously completed an undergraduate degree in sport and exercise science, you can complete the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) Sport and Exercise Psychology Accreditation Route (SEPAR) . How you learn All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. You’ll develop your research and consultancy skills throughout the course – as well as your core psychological knowledge, especially in the sport and exercise psychology subject area. You’ll be taught key research methods by our qualitative and quantitative research experts. With their specialist knowledge and experience they’ll help you build confidence in conducting key forms of research. You learn through
  • lectures
  • seminars
  • webinars
  • workshops
  • staff tutorials
  • student group activities
  • reflective practice activities
  • a major research project
  • staff project supervision meetings
  • technology-enhanced learning
Applied learning Live projects The developing professional practice module helps you develop and practise your consultancy skills, with qualified supervision from registered sport and exercise psychologists. This helps you prepare for BPS Stage 2 or SEPAR training, which you can undertake after completing this course. Networking opportunities You’ll learn from a series of guest speakers from academic and consultancy backgrounds. These are also great opportunities to develop your professional network for future collaborations, CPD and work opportunities. Competitions You’ll be able to work towards the University's Leadership Award. This aims to enhance your competitiveness in the job market – and develop high-level employability skills for the sport profession or the wider career sector.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. Compulsory modules Developing Professional Practice In Sport And Exercise Psychology Exercise Psychology: Theory To Practice Project Research Methods Skill Aquisition And Developmental Perspectives Sport Psychology: Theory To Practice

Assessment method

Coursework Practical

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • British Psychological Society

Entry requirements

A second class honours degree in psychology or sport and exercise psychology that provides Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) from the British Psychological Society (BPS), or, completion of an appropriate conversion course in psychology (that provides GBC from the BPS). A second class honours degree in sport and exercise science, physical sciences, physical activity, health sciences, physiotherapy, sports therapy, sports coaching, physical education or medicine (not recognised by the BPS). Please note a second class honours degree in sport and exercise science may be recognised by BASES. A second class honours degree in a different subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for sport and exercise psychology, or equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. Applicants will usually be expected to have studied at least 60 credits of sport or exercise psychology or psychology at first degree level. However, the course team will assess each application on a case-by-case basis. If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or a recognised equivalent. If your level of English language is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider an appropriate Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve the required level of English.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Our postgraduate fees vary depending on course, level and mode of study. Each postgraduate course page tells you how much the tuition fees are, and what additional costs you might have to budget for during your studies. Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees for both full-time and part-time postgraduate study options.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Sport and Exercise Psychology at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS