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DPsych Sport and Exercise Psychology

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

3 years

Start date

28-SEP-21

Key information
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Qualification type

DPsych - Doctor in Psychology

Subject areas

Sports Psychology Personal Fitness Sports Studies

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Sport and exercise psychology is a relatively new and increasingly popular area of applied psychology within the UK.

The DPsych Sport and Exercise Psychology is the only programme of its kind in Scotland, with a strong focus on developing outstanding therapeutic skills, inter-disciplinary learning, teaching and research.

Sport and exercise psychologists work in all areas of sport and exercise provision, especially professional and Olympic sports and increasing physical activity and exercise participation amongst the general population.

They represent a trusted and dependable structure within sports science provision at local, national and Olympic-level sport and across structures in professional football, rugby, golf and the national sports institutes (Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, and England).

Sport and exercise psychologists draw upon psychological theory and research, applying them to prevent illness and injury, to promote the highest standards of performance and wellbeing, and increase exercise participation and motivation for all.

Accreditation

Approved by the Health and Care Professions Council. Students receiving this award are eligible to apply for registration with the HCPC as a Sport and Exercise Psychologist.

Accredited by the British Psychological Society.

Modules

Applied Psychology practice 1 (Skills) - Core
Consultancy and Training in Applied Psychology 1: Sport and Exercise
Interventions in Applied Psychology 1
Professional Development in Applied Psychology 1
Advanced Research in Applied Psychology 1
Applied Psychology Practice 1 (Theory)
Analytical Methods
Advanced Research in Applied Psychology 1
Critical Enquiry in Applied Psychology 2
Interventions in Applied Psychology 2
Professional Development in Applied Psychology 2
Advanced Research in Applied Psychology 2
Critical Enquiry in Applied Psychology 3
Interventions in Applied Psychology 3
Professional Development in Applied Psychology 3a
Professional Development in Applied Psychology 3b
Advanced Research in Applied Psychology 3

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£7,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£13,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

UK honours degree 2:1 (or equivalent) in Psychology that meets British Psychological Society (BPS) standards for the Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) plus relevant work experience. Subject to DBS, PVG and/or occupational health checks. If successful in your application, you will be shortlisted and invited for interview. Direct access to year two with an MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology (BPS accredited), will be considered in line with GCU’s Recognition of Prior Learning policy. Applicants must also demonstrate a level of maturity and experience commensurate with the personal and professional requirements of the programme. Applicants will be required to attend an interview as part of the admissions process, and will be subject to a CRB check.