Sports and Exercise Psychology at Glasgow Caledonian University - UCAS

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Course summary

Sport and exercise psychology is a relatively new and increasingly popular area of applied psychology within the UK. The DPsych Sport and Exercise Psychology course is the only one of its kind in Scotland, with a strong focus on developing outstanding therapeutic skills, inter-disciplinary learning, teaching and research. Sport and exercise psychologists work in all areas of sport and exercise provision, especially professional and Olympic sports and increasing physical activity and exercise participation amongst the general population. They represent a trusted and dependable structure within sports science provision at local, national and Olympic-level sport and across structures in professional football, rugby, golf and the national sports institutes (Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, and England). Sport and exercise psychologists draw upon psychological theory and research, applying them to prevent illness and injury, to promote the highest standards of performance and wellbeing, and increase exercise participation and motivation for all.


Module list Consultancy and Training in Applied Psychology 1: Sport and Exercise; Interventions in Applied Psychology 1; Professional Development in Applied Psychology 1; Advanced Research in Applied Psychology 1; Applied Psychology Practice 1 (Skills); Applied Psychology Practice 1 (Theory); Analytical Methods; Advanced Research in Applied Psychology 1; Critical Enquiry in Applied Psychology 2; Interventions in Applied Psychology.

Assessment method

This course features a mix of assessment and exams.

Professional bodies

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

  • Health and Care Professions Council
  • British Psychological Society

Entry requirements

UK honours degree 2:1 (or equivalent) in Psychology that meets British Psychological Society (BPS) standards for the Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) plus relevant work experience. Subject to DBS, PVG and/or occupational health checks. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview. Direct access to year two with an MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology (BPS accredited) will be considered in line with GCU's Recognition of Prior Learning policy. Additional requirements Applicants must also demonstrate a level of maturity and experience commensurate with the personal and professional requirements of the programme. Applicants will be required to attend an interview as part of the admissions process and will be subject to a CRB check. Acceptance on to the programme will be subject to the outcome of the CRB check and sufficient demonstration of the relevant skills and motivation required to undertake the programme. Students should provide an example of demonstrating relevant voluntary or paid work experience within a relevant field, for example, experience of voluntary or paid work relevant to the field. Please note, students are expected to source their own potential placements prior to registration on the programme. Academic IELTS score of 7.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 6.5.

English language requirements

IELTS score of 7.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 7.0

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £15500 Year 1
England £7500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7500 Year 1
Scotland £7500 Year 1
Wales £7500 Year 1
International £15500 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Sports and Exercise Psychology at Glasgow Caledonian University - UCAS