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DSportExPsy Professional Doctorate in Sport and Exercise Psychology

DSportExPsy Professional Doctorate in Sport and Exercise Psychology

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Full time | Liverpool John Moores University | 2 years | SEP

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Full time


2 years

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Key information

Qualification type

Professional Doctorate

Subject areas

Sports Psychology Sports Studies Personal Fitness

Course type


Course Summary

About this course
The programme is designed to meet BPS Stage 2 requirements in Sport and Exercise Psychology and eligibility for HCPC registration.

Benefit from quality teaching and supervision provided by experienced sport and exercise psychologists
Study on a course underpinned by high-grade research and designed to meet BPS Stage 2 training requirements in Sport and Exercise Psychology and eligibility for registration as a Sport and Exercise Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Enjoy the world-class facilities in the award-winning Tom Reilly Building
Look forward to enhanced career opportunities in Sport and Exercise Psychology professional practice and promotion, as well as education, teaching and research

The programme is underpinned by a strong focus on equipping future Sport and Exercise Psychologists with the competencies required to work in a range of professional practice scenarios.You will work closely with academic staff who are leaders in their research field and experts in training.

In keeping with the nationally agreed curriculum competences for Sport and Exercise Psychologists, you will develop your professional skills in teaching and training (education and dissemination), ethics and professional standards, research and consultancy through your own work-based learning experiences, taught sessions on the programme and extensive supervision.


How learning is monitored on your programme

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic.

The Professional Doctorate in Sport and Exercise Psychology programme requires a portfolio of work to be completed. This includes: a log and reflective diary of professional practice and consultancy/teaching plus training case studies. In terms of research, you will be expected to produce a systematic literature review and two empirical papers of publishable quality.


This module requires you to reflect on your learning experiences as a Sport and Exercise Psychologist by reflecting on your practitioner development and how this informs your future practice. It aims to enable you to demonstrate your: overall professional skills development; ability to reflect and meta-reflect on your development and the decisions and choices you have made during your training.

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Entry requirements

You will need: a good honours degree in Psychology conferring Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership from the British Psychological Society; a BPS Accredited MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology, normally at merit level or higher (we offer a BPS accredited Sport Psychology Masters at LJMU); a suitable pre-determined placement or work related learning opportunities (paid or voluntary).

University information

Founded in 1823, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is ranked in the top 600 higher education institutions in the world and attracts staff and students from over 100 countries. A host of taught courses and research opportunities are available across LJMU’s five faculties: Arts, Professional and Social Studies Business and Law Engineering and Technology Health Science The International Study Centre gives international...more

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