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Course starts September 2020

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Psychology

Apply now for 2020 entry. If you are not quite ready to apply, come along to one of our open days or send your enquiry to our admissions team on the form below.

Course overview

Impact athlete performance, health 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 you’re interested in a career as a psychologist specialising in sport and supporting athlete performance, health and wellbeing, 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. Sport and Exercise Psychology graduates can expect to gain employment in the broader health fitness industry 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

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

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Key Information

Course title:
Sport and Exercise Psychology
UCAS Code:
C813
Qualification:
BSc (Hons)
Duration:
3 years
Study mode:
Full-time
Typical offer:
UCAS Tariff points 120
AECC University College

Course leader

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Zöe Wimshurst

BSc MSc PhD CPsychol – Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Zöe recently joined AECC as a Senior Lecturer in the newly formed 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) Sports and Exercise 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.

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How you're assessed

You’ll be assessed through a combination of:

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

Unit breakdown

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

Entry Requirements

How do I apply for 2020 entry?

If you want to start this course in 2020, you will need to apply via UCAS. Please visit UCAS and use institution code A65 and the course code C813.

apply via ucas for 2020 entry

If you’re 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.

A-levels

BBB or above to include Psychology (or acceptable equivalent). General Studies will not be considered.

BTEC Extended Diploma

Distinction Merit Merit or above in a relevant Extended Diploma for example; Applied Psychology.

Access to HE Diploma

A total of 120 UCAS points in a relevant Access to HE Diploma for example; Psychology.

International Baccalaureate

Overall grade of 32 points or higher to include Psychology (or acceptable equivalent) at Higher Level.

Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers

BBBBB or above in 5 Higher/Advanced Higher subjects to include Psychology (or acceptable equivalent).

Irish Leaving Certificate

H3,H3,H3,H3,H3 from 5 subjects at Higher Level to include Psychology (or acceptable equivalent). 

If you have undertaken a qualification that’s not listed, it may still be considered. Talk to Admissions by completing the form below or call us on 01202 436200 and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have. 

If you’re applying from outside of the UK

For those of you coming from outside the UK, take a look at our Psychology International Entry Requirements Page.

If you currently live outside the EEA (European Economic Area) you’ll need a tier-4 student visa to study here in the UK. The UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs) provides country specific information on their website - check it out here.

For more information about our admissions policies and procedures, including our Admissions Complaints and Appeals Policy, please click here

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