Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Sport and Exercise Psychology

To become a sport and exercise psychologist, you must have the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership from the British Psychological Society and fulfil a number of requirements. Stage 1 training involves the satisfactory completion of an accredited Masters programme; stage 2 training includes 2 or more years spent acquiring a range of supervised skills connected with professional skills, interventions, consultancy, research, teaching and training (as facilitated through this course). The programme is underpinned by a strong focus on equipping future sport and exercise psychologists for a range of professional scenarios.

Entry requirements

You will need: A good Honours degree in Psychology and GBC; a British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology (or BPS Stage I Qualification), normally at merit level or higher; a suitable pre-determined placement (paid or voluntary). International students will also need an IELTS English language minimum score of 6.5.

Course modules

Modules include: Planning practice in sport and exercise psychology; sport and exercise psychology professional practice; reflection in sport and exercise psychology.

Assessment methods

Various assessment methods are used, including a log and diary of professional practice, case studies and reflections on each competence and a viva voce examination at the end. In terms of research, you will be expected to produce a number of publishable papers and submit them to peer-reviewed journals.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Doctoral Programme Full-time April 2017 - 2 years
Doctoral Programme Part-time April 2017 - 4 years

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