MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology
Study for a Postgraduate Certificate in MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology with the School of Psychology, Sport and Physical Activity.
Developing contemporary psychological solutions for 21st Century sport, exercise and performance-related challenges.
This course will provide you with the opportunity to extend your contemporary understanding and application of sport and exercise psychology in a dynamic and supportive environment. This course draws on the research and applied practice strengths of the sport and exercise psychology team, to provide you with a course that supports your career aspirations of working as a sport and exercise psychologist, or further developing your sport and exercise psychology knowledge and expertise.
The course will enable you to become an evidence-based practitioner who is an active problem-solver, providing the best psychological solutions to the challenges you encounter. The course has been developed for both individuals who are seeking to become qualified sport and exercise psychologists, and for other graduates (of courses containing psychology/sport and exercise psychology) who are seeking to further extend their knowledge, experience and expertise relating to sport and exercise psychology. As well as delivering a very contemporary curriculum the course offers the opportunity to gain applied experience and see sport and exercise psychology in action through our on-site sport and performance psychology service, as well as in our Physical Activity Referral Centre.
- Course title:
- Sport and Exercise Psychology
- 1 year full-time
- Study mode:
- Typical offer:
- 2:2 degree in a relevant subject
PhD Psychol AFBPS HCPC FBASES FHEA – Head of School of Psychology, Sport and Physical Activity, Professor of Sport and Performance Psychology
Stewart is Head of School for Psychology, Sport and Physical Activity at AECC, and a Professor of Sport 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.
School of Psychology, Sport and Physical Activity, Parkwood Campus
Why study for a MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology at AECC University College?
We offer an innovative curriculum designed to meet the needs of aspiring practitioner sport and exercise psychologists, researchers and psychologically informed professionals. AECC University College has a strong sport and exercise psychology provision across undergraduate and postgraduate levels with staff who are expert researchers, practitioners, and engaged internationally with the profession and organisations of sport and exercise psychology. We also deliver on-site services through our Sport and Performance Psychology service and the new Physical Activity Referral Centre, both offering fantastic opportunities for our students to see sport and exercise psychology in practice.
Structure of study with key unit highlights.
We utilise a diverse range of delivery approaches to maximise learning in individual units. Delivery modes include: seminars, workshops, practice sessions, placement opportunities peer and expert observations, online learning and laboratory sessions.
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 and essay assessments students will also write blogs, produce short videos, engage with social media, write consultancy reports, engage in role plays and debates.
• Counselling Skills
• Mental Health
• Performance Psychology
• Exercise Psychology and Physical Activity
• Psychology of Injury, Pain, and Recovery
• Sports Vision
• Contemporary Issues in Sport and Exercise Psychology
• Independent Study
• Applied Practice Placement
• Research Methods
• Sport and Exercise Psychology Dissertation
• Applied Practice Placement
• Independent Study
How do I apply?
Applications for our MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology are made through our online application system. You will need to provide your educational history, a personal statement and a satisfactory reference.
What qualifications do I need?
Normally a first or second-class (2:1 or 2:2) Honours degree or professional experience in the area of study.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language we would be looking for one of the following:
- IELTS (academic) overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each section
- TOEFL overall score of 100 with minimum scores of 19 in writing and listening, 18 in reading and 20 in speaking
- An undergraduate or postgraduate degree from a UK university
- A completed undergraduate or postgraduate degree which has been taught in a ‘majority English-speaking’ country. These are: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, United States of America
We may be able to consider other English language qualifications, so call or email our Admissions team and they will be happy to help. Try to book your language tests as early in the year as you can, just in case re-sits are needed.
If you’re not sure about anything listed here, talk to our Admissions team by email or calling us on 01202 436200 and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have. For more information about our admissions policies and procedures, including our Admissions Complaints and Appeals Policy, please click here.
Our current course costs for the MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology course 2020 entry are per annum and are shown below.
£7,560 for the full Masters (1 year full-time)
£14,400 for the full Masters (1 year full-time)
Information on additional costs associated with this course can be found here (Link coming soon).
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). AECC University College is registered with the OfS. You can view the register and search for our name.
Our tuition fees policy can be found here on our latest policies page.
Should you have any questions on course fees please contact our admissions team on the form below.