Leeds Trinity University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Sport Psychology

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Course summary

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Do you want to understand 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 will teach you key concepts and theories specific to sport psychology, and give 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. The first year of the course introduces you to the core domains of psychology including social, cognitive and developmental psychology, along with research methods. You will also get an introduction to key topics and theories relating to working with individual athletes. You will develop your independent research skills in the second year, considering the application of sport psychology services to team environments. This builds upon the knowledge and understanding gained within year one, with the core strands of psychological study progressing further through a range of specified modules. You will then apply the skills and knowledge you have developed in your final year by working directly with an athlete. This provides an invaluable opportunity to focus on an area of study which you have particularly enjoyed throughout the course, and to lead a research study from initial conceptualisation to completion. Over the three years, you will also get plenty of hands-on experience through the professional work placements and volunteering opportunities included within your degree. Professional placements Student placements are generally in school-based sports roles and professional sports organisations. Recent placement employers have included Badminton England, Leeds Rhinos, Sevilla FC (Spain), Rotherham United, the RAF and a wide range of primary and secondary schools. Career opportunities Your degree will prepare you for careers across a 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. 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 selection of modules, which may include: Principles of Sport Psychology; Core Psychology; Professional Skills for Psychologists; Sport Psychology: Working with Stakeholders; Sport Psychology in Context; Qualitative Research Methods; Business Psychology; Clinical Psychology; Health Psychology; Health Behaviour Change in Context; Psychobiology of Stress and Illness.

Professional bodies

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

  • British Psychological Society

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.






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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 £12000* 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 £12000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

We advise students that there may be additional course costs 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. On some courses there may be additional costs, such as field trips, equipment, accreditations, that may be part-funded by the University. More details will be provided at the start of the course. 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