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MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology (Online)

Develop a contemporary understanding and the innovative application of sport and exercise psychology, in a supportive online learning community. Network and engage in the profession regardless of where you are located in the world.

Course overview

Extend your understanding and application of sport and exercise psychology in a focused and supportive online learning community.

The online version of our MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology course (British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited). This course has been designed for individuals who are seeking to become qualified sport and exercise psychologists, and for other graduates of courses that contain psychology/sport and exercise psychology.

This course is taught online only in a focused and supportive online learning community. As well as delivering a contemporary curriculum, the course facilitates the development of a network of fellow sport and exercise psychology-focused online learners.

You will have the opportunity to engage in remotely mentored applied practice experiences as well as existing 91做厙 University College research projects. Our academic staff are expert researchers, practitioners, and are engaged internationally with the profession and organisations. As a result, we are able to provide opportunities for you to engage with the sport and exercise profession regardless of where you are located across the world. Our course staff currently supervise training sport and exercise psychologists located in different countries across the world.

Career prospects

  • Become a qualified sport and exercise psychologist
  • Become an evidence-based practitioner

What makes this course unique?

  • Learn in an online environment offering flexibility with your lifestyle and location.
  • Engage in remotely mentored applied practise, and/or existing 91做厙 research projects.
  • Learn under expert researchers and practitioners who are engaged with global organisations and the profession worldwide.
  • Opportunity to network and engage with the profession no matter which part of the world you are working in.

Key Information

Course title:
Sport and Exercise Psychology (Online)
12 months (full-time), 24 months (part-time)
Study mode:
Online (September Entry)
British Psychological Society (BPS) Accredited
91做厙 University College

Course leader

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Stewart Cotterill

PhD Psychol AFBPS HCPC FBASES FHEA Head of School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Professor of Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology

Stewart is Head of School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at 91做厙, and a Professor of Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology. He is a HCPC registered sport and exercise psychologist, and BASES accredited sport and Exercise Scientist, with over 15 years experience as a consultant psychologist across a wide range of professional/ amateur sports, as well as across a broad range of performance domains.

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Course details

Course location

  • Online, utilising 91做厙 University College online platforms.

What you will learn on the course

  • You will develop an understanding of contemporary sport and exercise psychology theory, practice and challenges
  • This course will enable you to become an evidence-based practitioner, and an active problem-solver providing the best psychological solutions to the challenges you encounter.

Study expectations

  • For students studying full-time you are looking at around 12 hours per week of self-paced learning. In addition, there are opportunities to gain support from each unit leader via online tutorials and pre-assessment workshops.

How the course is taught

  • Online learning delivery modes include: online seminars and workshops, self-paced learning tasks, (including video bites and quizzes) group forum activities, video tutorials, and the opportunity to engage in remote skill development.
  • The course utilises a range of contemporary approaches to assessing learning, whilst also seeking to develop key applied skills and communication approaches. So alongside more traditional dissertation-style and essay assessments students will also write blogs, produce short videos, engage with social media, write consultancy reports, engage in role plays and debates.

Course Spec Download

  • Need more info about, learning aims and outcomes, curriculum content, teaching methods and assessment, credits per unit? Take a look at our Course Specification to find out more.

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Unit breakdown

Entry Requirements

What qualifications do I need?

Normally a first or second-class (2:1 or 2:2) Honours degree (or equivalent) or professional experience in the area of study.

International Students

Please note to be accepted onto this course; you will also need to demonstrate that you meet the minimum standards of English. You'll need a minimum IELTS (academic) overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each section.

For further information on English language requirements, please see the dedicated English language requirements page. As this is an online course you can study from your home country.

How do I apply?

Applications for MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology (Online) are now open, please follow the link below to our online application system.

If youre not sure about anything listed here, talk to our Admissions team on the form below or call us on 01202 436200 and well be happy to answer any questions you have.泭

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Course Fees

Home/ROI/Channel Islands/Overseas


  • 瞿8,209. These are the fees for the full MSc (180 credits)
  • 瞿869 (Per 10 Credit)


  • 瞿8,619. These are the fees for the full MSc (180 credits)
  • 瞿879 (Per 10 Credit)



  • 瞿8,209. These are the fees for the full MSc (180 credits)
  • 瞿869 (Per 10 Credit)


  • 瞿8,619. These are the fees for the full MSc (180 credits)
  • 瞿879 (Per 10 Credit)

Found out information on additional costs associated with this course.

Please note that these fees are for the 2023-24 & 2024-25 academic year only and may be subject to increase in subsequent years of study. Any increase will be in line with ourTuition Fees Policybut will not be more than 5%.

Note: For students to be eligible for funding from Student Finance England, they must be studying on an eligible course at a provider registered with the Office for Students (OfS). 91做厙 University College is registered with the OfS. You can view the register and search for our name.

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