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Sport and Exercise Psychology PGCert

Sport and Exercise Psychology PGCert

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Sports Psychology Psychology Specialisations

Course type


Course Summary

In this course you will develop an in-depth understanding of psychology and will adopt a critical approach to its application within sport and exercise settings. Using a systematic, evidence-informed and ethical approach to your work, you will also analyse biological, cultural and environmental factors that can influence sport performance and physical activity. To further support your professional development, you could apply your expertise and develop your practical skills working under supervision with a variety of client groups, including elite and recreational athletes, teams, coaches and sedentary individuals.

Following successful completion of this course, you will be well placed to undertake further studies which will enable you to use the protected professional titles of Sport & Exercise Psychologist, Registered Psychologist or Practitioner Psychologist. If you are already working in the field of sport and exercise psychology, this qualification will enhance your expertise and career prospects in your specialist area. Job titles will include: Sport and Exercise Scientist; Performance Lifestyle Adviser; Lecturer/Researcher in Higher Education and Exercise Intervention Facilitator.

Different course options

Full time | Headingley Campus | 9 months | 09-SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


9 months

Start date



You will analyse the research that reveals how sport and exercise psychology has been investigated at different stages of the lifespan. Topics may include expertise, learning, cognitive development and decline.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should either have a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Sport & Exercise Science, Physical Sciences, Physical Activity, Health Sciences, Psychology, Physiotherapy, Sports Therapy, Sports Coaching, Physical Education or Medicine, a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. The University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Applicants are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent.