University of Portsmouth
Sport and Exercise Psychology
This course aims to train students to understand how the mind can impact upon human behaviour and performance within competitive sport and everyday physical activity settings.
An upper second class honours degree or equivalent in a Sport and Exercise Science, Psychology, Sports Psychology or related subject. Alternative qualifications will be considered on a case by case basis. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.
You can choose to study for this course in either full-time or part-time mode. You will study several key topics and have the valuable opportunity to complete a professional practice placement, where you will be required to perform the role of a trainee sport and/or exercise scientist within a related setting.
Here are the units you will study:
Psychology of Elite Performance: This unit will provide an advanced theoretical, research and practical insight into the psychology of expertise and the role of psychology in optimising performance across a range of elite domains.
Applied Sport Psychology: For this unit you will study contemporary approaches to applied practice and develop a range of professional skills associated with the theory to practice transfer in sport and exercise.
Psychology of Exercise and Physical Activity: This unit covers the emerging field of psychology in physical activity and exercise settings. You will study topics relevant to understanding how psychological theory can influence the promotion and prescription of exercise and physical activity to optimise health and wellbeing.
Applied Research Methods: This unit will provide you with an opportunity to independently investigate a particular topic related to sport/exercise psychology.
Research Project: This unit will provide you with an opportunity to independently investigate a particular topic related to sport/exercise psychology.
Teaching and Assessment:
Our teaching approaches include lectures, seminars, laboratory workshops, and tutorials.
How are you assessed?
The varying teaching formats are reflected in the assignments. Here's how we assess you:
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Main Site||Portsmouth||PO1 2UP||South East|
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