|Location||United Kingdom, Avery Hill Campus|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||£12,500.00 per year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
At least an upper second class (2:1) honours honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in sport sciences, psychology or related discipline. This includes graduates who have completed a joint course with sport sciences or psychology as one of their subjects as well as single honours sport sciences or psychology graduates.
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Interview is a part of admission process
If you are looking to pursue a career as a sport and exercise psychologist, our Master’s programme is the one for you.
Applicants may also be interested in applying the principles of sport and exercise psychology to their current work, e.g. coaching, physical education, sport science.
Our programme explores the interdisciplinary nature of applied work. We will provide an advanced understanding of how performance enhancement and wellbeing promotion is applied. You will learn how this knowledge is promoted not just with individuals, but teams, parents, coaches, and sport and exercise organisations.
Your training will explore the core psychological theories appropriate to the sport, exercise and performance domains. You will specifically focus on the development of practitioner philosophy and models of work with different clients. These range from a wide selection of sports and across the development pathway.
Our programme will enable you to develop an in-depth understanding of the current psychological issues in sport, exercise and performance. You will see how we as practitioners assess client needs, complete case formulations and propose programmes of work through evidenced based intervention. You will continue to develop your research skills in line with the scientist-practitioner model that underpins the work of the sport and exercise psychologists.
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.
- Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology (30 credits)
- Advanced Research Methods in Psychology (15 credits)
- Social and Cognitive Processes in Performance (30 credits)
- Advanced Statistical Methods (15 credits)
- Applied Psychology Project (60 credits)
- Psychology of Physical Activity, Exercise and Wellbeing (30 credits)
Sports and exercise psychologists can work as independent practitioners or within clubs and sporting organisations. Sport and exercise psychologists are trained in specific areas, such as teaching, learning, arousal strategies, communication, motivation, and group processes. These areas of expertise are valuable to sports or performance environments, but also to schools, health institutions, organisations and businesses where these qualities are highly relevant.