Ulster University

Ulster University

Sport and Exercise Psychology

This course is designed for students wishing to specialise within the discipline of sport and exercise psychology, in order to gain professional training in the provision of psychological support to clients, acquire vocationally related psychological skills, develop a critical thinking approach to the existing knowledge base and conduct research, all within a science practice model. This programme was developed in the context of the increasing professionalisation of sport and exercise psychology, the accreditation criteria for the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the need for a university level course on the island of Ireland. The programme is organized around 3 main themes: Theory and practice; individual content; stability-change. These permeate throughout each of the taught modules.

Entry requirements

Applicants for the British Psychological Society Accredited (BPS) MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology must: Have gained a 2nd Class Honours degree or better in psychology or sports science a related discipline from a university of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, from the Council for National Academic Awards, the National Council for Educational Awards, the Higher Education and Training Awards Council, or from an institution of another country which has been recognised as being of an equivalent standard; or an equivalent standard (normally 50 per cent) in a Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma or an approved alternative qualification; or demonstrate their ability to undertake the course through the accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL); and meet the IELTS requirements for English language competence: Minimum IELTS score of 6.0.

Course modules

Modules include: Advanced research methods for physical activity, sport and action; physical activity and psychological wellbeing; applied sport psychology and contemporary issues; professional practice and ethics in applied sport psychology; motor cognition; dissertation; social perspectives on health, sport and exercise psychology.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 3 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Jordanstown Campus Newtownabbey BT37 0QB Northern Ireland

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