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PG Dip Sport and Exercise Psychology

PG Dip Sport and Exercise Psychology

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Sports Psychology Personal Fitness Sports Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Course Details

You will develop an in-depth understanding of psychology and will adopt a critical approach to its application within sport and exercise settings. Through your core modules, you will evaluate psychological theories and examine issues such as self-determination, psychological resilience and the effects of exercise on mood. 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. A member of our experienced course team will be on hand to support you throughout your learning journey, offering personalised advice to aid your professional development and help you realise your career aspirations.

Course Benefits

You will have the advantage of a placement allowing you to put your newly learned skills into practice. As well as this practical experience, you'll benefit from the expertise and knowledge of our staff, studying at a university that is passionate about sport.

Different course options

Full time | Headingley Campus | 1 year | 21-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Engage in a range of applied activities to prepare you for your future career as a sport or exercise psychologist.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Sports Science, Exercise Science, Physical Education, Human Physiology, Biochemistry, Physical Sciences, Physics, Physiotherapy, Medicine or Sports Therapy, at least 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