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.
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 AECC 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.
- 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 AECC 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.
How to apply?
Our MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology (Online) course is open for applications for 2022 via our online application system. For general questions on the MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology (Online) qualification or to register your interest in the course, please use the contact form below.
- Course title:
- Sport and Exercise Psychology (Online)
- 12 months (full-time), 24 months (part-time)
- Study mode:
- Online (September Entry)
PhD Psychol AFBPS HCPC FBASES FHEA – Head of School of Rehabilitation, Sport and Psychology, Professor of Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology
Stewart is Head of School of Rehabilitation, Sport and Psychology at AECC, 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.
- Online, utilising AECC 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.
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.
This unit seeks to develop core counselling and communication skills, whilst also developing a greater self-awareness of your interpersonal strengths and areas for development.
In this unit you will develop an understanding of common mental health challenges, and more specifically challenges experienced relating to sport, exercise and physical activity. You will explore, conditions, interventions, and referral options as well as reflecting upon your own professional competence.
The key focus in this unit is the develop and advanced understanding of the psychological factors both influencing and determining performance. Building upon a strong theoretical foundation you will explore a range of psychological skills and their application.
In this unit you will critically examine a range of psychological issues relating to exercise and physical activity. Building upon contemporary behaviour and psychological theories you explore the benefits of being active and appraise specific intervention programmes and initiatives.
In the unit you will explore factors determining the individual’s response to injury, the rehabilitation process, and recovery, as well as exploring the psychology of pain and the impact of long-term conditions. You will also explore techniques and strategies that can be used during rehabilitation.
This unit develops a strong theoretical foundation of perception, action and decision-making knowledge to then seek to identify underlying vision-based performance issues, and strategies to enhance performance. The unit also explores screening methods and links between vision and concussion.
This unit explores significant contemporary issues in sport and exercise psychology. Recent examples include: Head injuries and concussion, gender and equality, Covid-19, cyberpsychology, positive psychology, mental health, attachment and relationships, and athlete transitions.
This unit will develop your understanding of the principles and techniques of research methods typically used in sport and exercise psychology research. In the unit you will explore research study design, data collection, data analysis and data presentation.
In this unit you will undertake an in-depth independent empirical research project in a topic of your choice relating to sport and exercise psychology, The final submission will be in the format of a research journal article.
This unit provides you with the opportunity apply sport and exercise psychology knowledge and skills in seeking to deliver a programme of education and/or skill development relating to sport and exercise psychology.
The core focus of this unit is to undertake an in-depth systematic review of current knowledge and understanding in a particular topic within the domain of sport and exercise psychology.
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.
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.
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£7,826. These are the fees for the full MSc (180 credits)
Information on additional costs associated with this course can be found here.
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.
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