Sport and Exercise Psychology at University of Northampton - UCAS

University of Northampton

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The University of Northampton

Sport and Exercise Psychology

Course summary

The BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Psychology programme at UON provides a pathway for careers in the field of sport and exercise psychology; for sport psychologists to improve coaching, athletic performance, and wellbeing in sport, and for exercise psychologists to improve the adoption, enjoyment, and maintenance of physical activity for health and wellbeing in general populations. Studying this programme, you will cover all the core areas of psychology required for BPS accreditation, along with modules that will develop your understanding of key psychological factors associated with enhanced performance and well-being in sports, exercise, and physical activity across the life span. By studying at the University of Northampton, you can be sure that:

  • You will experience student life at the University’s £330 million Waterside Campus. Come along to an Open Day and find out more.
  • Students enrolling on this course at Northampton will be provided with their own brand new laptop* to keep at no additional cost. All sports clubs and societies are free to join at Northampton and every essential course text book is available via the library, meaning you won’t have to purchase copies. For more information on this visit our website (
  • At UON we guarantee a room in our Halls of Residence for all new full-time, first year students who apply and accept their room offer by June 2024 - and we won't ask for a deposit for September 2024**
  • Our expert academics teach in small groups supported with one to one assistance. Our academics and students form a tight bond, providing individualised support and guidance whilst challenging students academically.
  • Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd.
The Northampton Employment Promise
  • We’re so confident in our careers and employability support that if you achieve at least a 2:2 degree and complete either our Employability Plus Gold programme or achieve a Changemaker Gold Certificate during your time studying with us, but still haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating, we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you or support you into postgraduate study.
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  • How to be Successful at University (Compulsory)
  • Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology (Compulsory)
  • Introduction to Psychology (Compulsory)
  • Becoming a Psychologist (Compulsory)
  • Introduction to Motor Learning and Skill Acquisition (Compulsory)
  • Doing Sport and Exercise Psychology in a Digital Age (Compulsory)
  • Sport Research Methods (Compulsory)
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing in Sport and Exercise (Compulsory)
  • Biological and Cognitive Psychology: The Mechanisms of Mind (Compulsory)
  • Development and Society (Compulsory)
  • Personality and the Fundamentals of Psychology (Compulsory)
  • Psychology of Sport Performance (Designated)
  • Positive Psychology Coaching (Designated)
  • Sport Optional Placement Year (SOPY) (Designated)
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology Dissertation (Compulsory)
  • Applied Sport Psychology (Compulsory)
  • Psychology of Exercise and Health (Compulsory)
  • Team and Group Dynamics in Sport (Compulsory)
  • Creating Performance Coaching Environments (Designated)
  • Applying Positive Psychology (Designated)
Module information is quoted for 2023 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE Mathematics at grade 4 (or C), or equivalent qualifications required. Please note that Key Skills or Functional Skills or equivalent qualifications are not accepted. Applicants are also expected to have studied PE, Sport, Psychology or any Science

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GCSE Mathematics at grade 4 (or C), or equivalent qualifications required. Please note that Key Skills or Functional Skills or equivalent qualifications are not accepted.

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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

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Sport and Exercise Psychology at University of Northampton - UCAS