Leeds Trinity University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Sport Psychology

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Course summary

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Are you fascinated by how thoughts, emotions and physiological responses can affect athletic performance? Immerse yourself in an exciting and ever-expanding topic of research and practice when you choose to study Sport Psychology. ​We'll teach you the key concepts and theories specific to sport psychology, as well as giving you a comprehensive grounding in the core elements of mainstream psychology. This approach will enable you to learn to consider how key areas of psychology apply to all levels of sport, from grassroots football to Olympic competition. In your first year, you'll get an introduction to key topics and theories relating to working with individual athletes. You'll develop your independent research skills in the second year, considering the application of sport psychology services to team environments. You'll then apply the skills and knowledge you have developed in your final year by working directly with an athlete. Over the three years, you will also get plenty of hands-on experience through the professional work placements or volunteering opportunities included within your degree. Placement opportunities ​We are one of only a few UK universities to build professional work placements into every degree. You'll complete two professional work placements, which will give you the chance to graduate with up to three months' professional work experience without having to take a sandwich year out. Our students usually complete their placements in school-based sports roles or professional sports organisations. Be inspired by some of our students' most recent placement employers which have included Badminton England, Leeds Rhinos Rugby Club, Sevilla FC (in Spain), Rotherham United Football Club, the RAF and a wide range of primary and secondary schools. Graduate opportunities Your degree will prepare you for careers across a wide range of sporting sectors, but you will also develop transferable employability skills which can be applied to a variety of non-sporting organisations and sectors. Our recent graduates are working at organisations ranging from St Helens RFC and the NHS, to businesses and marketing companies.

Course details


On this course you will study a range of modules, including: Introduction to Cognitive and Biological Psychology; Sport and Exercise Psychology; Motor Performance and Development; Dialogues, Debates and Diversity in Psychology; Aspects of Health Psychology; Childhood and Society; Applying the Mind; Abnormal and Clinical Psychology; Biopsychology of Stress and Health; Counselling Psychology.

Professional bodies

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

  • British Psychological Society

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2020.

If you already have a 2020 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* 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 £11250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

We advise students to budget for the following in addition to annual tuition fees: Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own. We recommend £390* as an average annual budget for learning resources if you decide this is for you. *This figure is based on the Department of Work and Pensions course costs allowance 2015 Field trips may occur during this course and either fully or partly subsidised by the University. You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure. The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online.
Sport Psychology at Leeds Trinity University - UCAS