Psychology of Sport and Exercise at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS

Leeds Beckett University

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: Leeds Beckett University (formerly Leeds Metropolitan University)

Psychology of Sport and Exercise (Taught)

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Course summary

Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), this course focuses on the study of psychology within a range of sport and exercise settings, providing an essential stepping-stone to becoming a Chartered Sport & Exercise Psychologist. As part of your course you’ll:

  • Learn how to conduct initial assessments of clients
  • Look at how to maintain professional boundaries
  • Analyse data sets
  • Develop a systematic, evidence-informed and ethical approach to your work
  • To support your career goals, you’ll have the opportunity to gain practical experience working with a range of clients, from recreational to elite performers, across a variety of sporting pursuits. This hands-on approach will aid your professional development, enhancing your understanding of ethical and evidence-informed practice.
The course makes you eligible for stage 2 of the qualification in Sport & Exercise Psychology and after completing BPS Stage 1 and Stage 2 qualifications, you’ll be able to use the titles of Sport and Exercise Psychologist, Registered Psychologist or Practitioner Psychologist. Members of our highly experienced team are qualified to provide BPS Stage 2 supervision. Why study Psychology of Sport and Exercise at Leeds Beckett University...
  • Accredited by the British Psychological Society
  • Gain practical experience working with recreational to elite performers, across a variety of sporting pursuits
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of psychology, adopting a critical approach to its application within sport and exercise settings
  • Take advantage of the university’s new state-of-the-art Carnegie School of Sport building
  • Sport volunteering opportunities, which have previously included global events such as the Olympics, World Athletics Championships and Commonwealth Games


Core Modules:

  • The Research Process
  • Contemporary Issues in Sport Psychology
  • Professional Practice
  • Practicum
  • Major Independent Study
  • Psychology of Exercise and Health
- Psychosocial Development in Sport and Exercise

Entry requirements

Applicants should either have a 2nd Class Honours degree in the cognate subjects of sport and exercise science, physical sciences, physical activity, health sciences, psychology, physiotherapy, sports therapy, sports coaching, physical education or medicine, a 2nd Class Honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum 6.0 in each component) or equivalent.

Fees and funding

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Psychology of Sport and Exercise at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS