Whether looking at how to become a sports psychologist, or to study psychology on its own, view all our psychology courses and discover how you can become a psychologist at AECC University College.
Study Psychology at AECC University College
Here at AECC you can study psychology through a range of disciplines and approaches both at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Whether you’re looking to explore a broad range of psychological topics, if you wish to include a focus on sport, performance and exercise, or if you have an interest in therapeutic studies, we have the courses to suit your needs. Click on the course links below or head to the School of Rehabilitations, Sport and Psychology to find out more.
“What goes on in the brain affects everything else that the body does physically, such as how it responds to injury. As a Health Sciences university, much of what we do focuses on how you can help someone physically. So it’s really vital that Psychology underpins our courses and how we think about health.”
- Zöe Wimshurst, Senior Lecturer in Psychology
What is Sports Psychology?
Have you ever wondered what a sports psychologist does, how to become a sports psychologist, or what even is sports psychology!?
Sports psychologists impact athletes’ performance, participation and wellbeing through psychology. You can make a difference to people’s lives as a sports psychologist by helping them to become more active, healthier and happier.
If you’re interested in a career as a psychologist specialising in sport and performance, or physical activity and exercise, then a degree in psychology might be for you. 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.
All our psychology courses provide a specialist, defined route into the world of applied psychology, whilst offering you practical experience in our on-site clinics. You will be taught a core curriculum that covers biological psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, individual differences, social psychology, conceptual and historical issues, and research methods.
Why Become a Sports Psychologist?
In this video Professor Stuart Cotterill - Head of the School of Rehabilitation, Sport and Psychology - tells us how you can make a difference to people’s lives as a Sports Psychologist: by helping them to become more active, healthier and happier.
"What I would say to someone interested in a career in Sport Psychology? Do it! It's a fantastic opportunity to really get involved in something you're passionate about; to make a difference in people's lives; to experience a lot of wonderful things and meet lots of fantastic people."
– Stuart Cotterill, Head of the School of Rehabilitation, Sport and Psychology
What can you do with a degree in Sports Psychology?
The knowledge and expertise you will gain from studying Psychology at AECC University College will give you the basis to enter many professional fields such as: elite sport and performance, nutrition, Biomechanics, analysis, health and fitness, research, teaching, coaching, sports development and really anything that requires knowledge of Sport and Psychology.
Find more about career pathways and job prospects in our careers posters below:
BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Psychology
Increase your understanding of the factors both influencing and determining performance and participation in sport, exercise and physical activity.
MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology
This flexible 1-year Master's degree is aimed at those looking to become qualified sport and exercise psychologists, or those looking to enhance their knowledge of...
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.