We offer one of the few British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited courses in the UK, taught by expert staff who have excellent national and international research and consultancy profiles. As a BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Psychology student, you will explore how sport performance, physical activity, and wellbeing are influenced by psychological factors. You will learn how to work with a range of people in sport and exercise settings to enhance confidence, maintain motivation, achieve their goals, and improve their psychological wellbeing. With access to range of facilities such as our world-class Tudor Hale Centre for Sport, and four dedicated psychology labs including a virtual reality reader; brain imaging unit and observation suite, you’ll gain the skills and experience that a range of employers are looking for. On this course you will: *Gain knowledge and skills in how to maintain and enhance performance and participation to a range of populations.
- Understand the psychological effects of physical activity in both professional and recreational sporting contexts.
- Discover how to enhance sports performance and exercise participation from a psychological perspective.
In the first year you will study a range of modules that are designed to give you an excellent grounding in research methods, psychological theory and research, the application of psychology to sport and exercise, as well as improving transferable skills such as writing, researching, and presenting. As you progress into year two, modules cover the core competencies including social psychology, cognitive psychology for sports performance, developmental psychology, and biological psychology. Finally, in your third year you will study a range of modules that have a more applied focus. This year also provides the opportunity for you to carry out your own research project, supervised by staff who have national and international research profiles.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- British Psychological Society
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- Bishop Otter Campus, Chichester
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
English language requirements
|No component less than 5.5
|50-57 and no lower than 50-57 in each component
|At least: 18 in Reading 17 in Listening 20 in Speaking 17 in Writing
Qualifications recognised for English language proficiency
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Fees and funding
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