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BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Psychology

If you are looking for a career as a psychologist specialising in sport and performance, or physical activity and exercise, our British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited course could be for you! This course will start in September 2024 and applications are open on UCAS. Please register your interest for the 2024 start with the form below.

Course overview

Impact athletes performance, participation and wellbeing through psychology

Our BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Psychology degree offers you the opportunity to delve deep into psychology and its particular application to sport, performance and exercise contexts. If youre interested in a career as a psychologist specialising in sport and performance, or physical activity and
exercise, then this course will give you the skills and knowledge to reach your goal. Develop a strong scientific understanding of the mind, brain, behaviour, experience and the complex interactions between these elements through innovative teaching and completing independent research.

An integral part of our course is making sure you gain an insight into the world of applied practice. You will have the opportunity to interact with sport, exercise and performance psychology services on campus and will have access to a range of exciting opportunities to further underpin your learning. You will work with our academic staff who have experience of working in the sport, exercise and performance industries and have conducted contemporary research within these areas. Get excited and prepare to develop your practical experience and scientific knowledge with cutting-edge technology such as EEG imaging and eye-tracking.

Careers and Opportunities

On graduating, you can expect an incredibly diverse range of employment opportunities in the broader sport, health fitness and industries in a range of people-focused occupations. Professions include but are not limited to:

  • Sport and Exercise Psychologist
  • Performance lifestyle advisor
  • Sports Coaching
  • Fitness instructor / personal trainer
  • Exercise prescription
  • Sport industry
  • Advice worker
  • Careers adviser
  • Counsellor
  • Human resource officer
  • Market researcher
  • Media work
  • Teaching (further education or higher education)
  • Researcher
  • Advertising
  • Customer services

There are also a broad range of careers that are open to psychology graduates that build upon the knowledge, skills and expertise developed while studying, discover Psychology careers.

Our BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Psychology course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). It follows the BPS curriculum, developing core knowledge, skills, and expertise required to underpin a career in psychology.

How to apply

Applications for the September 2024 intake will be open soon. Please register your interest via the form at the bottom of this page.泭


Key Information

Course title:
BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Psychology
UCAS Code:
BSc (Hons)
3 years
Study mode:
Typical offer:
UCAS Tariff points 104-120
British Psychological Society (BPS)
91做厙 University College

Course leader

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Dr. Zöe Wimshurst

BSc MSc PhD CPsychol Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Z繹e is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology within the School of Psychology, Sport and Physical Activity. She is a Chartered Psychologist specialising in visual performance in elite athletes and area in which she has been working for over a decade.

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Course details

The BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Psychology course is delivered through a range of lectures, seminars, tutorials and demonstrations, alongside supervised workshops, project supervision, practical classes, guided independent study, work-based learning, small group learning, guest lectures, role-play activities and case study analysis.

You will learn through a variety of teaching styles, including formative and summative assessment methods which are placed throughout our psychology units promoting a deeper learning. You will make the most of our on-site laboratory testing facilities, with more traditional coursework, essays, presentations, group work, and practical skills assessments.

With access to our Virtual Learning Environment, your education will be interactive and varied. Through quizzes, video tutorials, seminar notes and more you will be able to study whenever, and wherever suits you alongside your core teaching.

How you're assessed

Youll be assessed through a combination of:

  • Presentations
  • Group work
  • Coursework
  • Portfolio
  • Practical Assessment and Presentation
  • Examinations

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

"Impact athletes' performance, health and wellbeing through psychology"

Entry Requirements

If youre applying from the UK or Ireland

Essential for entry

Please note that applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A*-C including Maths and English, or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above) to be considered for the programme.


BBB-BCC or above. General Studies will not be considered.

BTEC Extended Diploma

Distinction Merit Merit - Merit, Merit, Merit or above.泭

Access to HE Diploma

A total of 120-104 UCAS points in an Access to HE Diploma.

International Baccalaureate

Overall grade of32-28 points or higher.泭

Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers

BBBBB - BBCCCC or above in 5 Higher/Advanced Higher subjects.泭

Irish Leaving Certificate

H3,H3,H3,H3,H3 - H3,H3,H4,H4,H4 from 5 subjects at Higher Level.泭

T Level

Merit in any Health and Science pathway accepted.

If you have undertaken a qualification thats not listed, it may still be considered. Get in touch with our Admissions team by completing the form below or call us on 01202 436200 and well be happy to answer any questions you have.泭

Is there anything else that is required?

For more information about our admissions policies and procedures, including our Admissions Complaints and Appeals Policy, seeour latest policies.泭

International Students

If your qualification is not listed here, please take a look at our international entry requirements page or get in touch with our admissions team on the form below. Please note, to be accepted onto this course; you will also need to demonstrate that you meet the minimum standards of English. For further information on English language requirements, please see the dedicated English language requirements page. More information on permission to study in the UK, can be found on our Visas and Immigration page.


Course Fees

Tuition fees (2022 start)

UK/ROI/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students 瞿9,250 per year

International - 瞿16,560 per year

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

Additional course costs

Your tuition fees will cover the cost of all mandatory elements of your course.泭 There are additional course related costs are not included in the tuition fees. So you will need to budget for them when you plan your spending.泭

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Psychology ADDITIONAL COSTS

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