Sport and Exercise Psychology (including Foundation Year) at AECC University College - UCAS

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Course summary

“Please note: from September 2024 you can choose to study the Foundation Year in either our Bournemouth or London location. Levels 4, 5 and 6 will be taught from our London location only.” This foundation course is designed for applicants who do not meet the admissions criteria for the BSc Sport and Exercise Psychology (Honors) degree. You’ll start by completing a foundation year, which provides well-structured support. Following successful completion of the foundation year, you will progress with confidence to the first year of the BSc Sport and Exercise Psychology degree. This course is accredited with British Psychological Society (BSP) and offers students the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of psychology and in particular its application to sport, performance and exercise contexts. Through teaching and independent research, students will gain knowledge and skills related to pursuing a career as a psychologist specialising in sport and supporting athlete performance, health and wellbeing. The course develops a strong scientific understanding of the mind, brain, behaviour and experience and the complex interactions between these elements. A key aspect of this course is the opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience. Students will have the opportunity to gain sport and exercise psychology experience on campus and will also have access to a range of exciting opportunities, including completion of specialist short courses, professional certificates and work placements.


Year 0 (foundation year) - Human Sciences I, Introduction to Healthcare, Personal and Professional Development, Gateway Extended Project, Human Sciences II, 1. Foundations of Psychology, Counselling and Mental Health Year 1 - Introduction to Psychology Research Methods, Quantitative Research Methods, Applying Psychology, Conceptual and Historical Perspectives, Introduction to Learning, Psychology of Exercise, Health and Sport. Year 2 - Advanced Research Methods, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology, Biological Psychology, Sport and Performance Psychology. Year 3 - Dissertation, Individual Differences, Applied Sport Psychology. Optional Units - Working with Teams, Cognitive Neuroscience, Advanced Developmental Psychology, Cognition and Emotion, Rehabilitating the Brain, Clinical Psychology, Positive Psychology

Assessment method

You’ll be assessed by a variety of methods, these include coursework, examinations, group work and projects.

Professional bodies

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

  • British Psychological Society

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

To meet the minimum English Language requirements of the programme, applicants will need to achieve an overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each section.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants should normally hold 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above (C) including English and Maths. Key Skills/Functional Skills Level 2 in Communication and Application of Number can be accepted in place of English and Maths GCSE. However, applications will be viewed holistically and in line with our contextual admissions process. For mature or non-traditional applicants’ consideration will be given to individual circumstances.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no less than 5.5 in each section
TOEFL (iBT)79with minimum scores of 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16560* Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £16560* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Sport and Exercise Psychology (including Foundation Year) at AECC University College - UCAS