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Sport and Exercise Psychology MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Sports Studies Psychology Specialisations

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Our Sport and Exercise Psychology MSc programme is designed and delivered primarily with a view to best prepare students for specific career pathways or academic roles in sport and exercise psychology and sport and exercise science, with a focus on psychology. Sport and Exercise Psychology MSc moves beyond the fundamentals of psychological science by focusing on significant areas in the applied contexts of sport and exercise while providing a critical understanding of sport and exercise psychology. This programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) through “Accreditation Through Partnership”. It is designed and delivered primarily with a view to best preparing students for specific career pathways or academic roles in sport and exercise psychology and sport and exercise science, with a focus on psychology. This programme suits anyone who is truly passionate and inquisitive about psychology, sport and exercise.

Graduates from this course have gone on to careers including: sport and exercise psychologist, sport and exercise scientist, lecturer in sport and exercise psychology, and sport coach or exercise instructor/trainer. Other students have progressed to doctoral research in the field of sport and exercise psychology. Recent graduate destinations include: Anglia Ruskin University, High Performance Sport Coordinator; InnerDrive, Mental Skills Coach; Scottish Borders Council, Active Schools Coordinator; Nottingham Forest Football Club etc. On successful completion of this programme, you should be able to: Use initiative and take responsibility; Solve problems in creative and innovative ways; Make decisions in challenging situations; Continue to learn independently and to develop professionally; Communicate effectively, with colleagues and a wider audience, in a variety of media.

Different course options

Full time | Loughborough University | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

This module comes under semester 1. The aim of this module is to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the psychological principles that inform effective exercise promotion in clinical populations within community and healthcare settings. The module includes such topic areas as: Exercise is medicine; Psychological determinants and outcomes related to exercise in clinical populations (e.g. spinal cord injury, cancer, schizophrenia, eating disorders); Behaviour change interventions; Models of knowledge translation; Principles of implementation science; Evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£10,650

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£22,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have an honours degree (2:1 at 65% or above) or equivalent overseas qualification in sport and exercise science with substantial psychology content; psychology; or a related field.

University information

Loughborough University is in the top 10 of every UK league table, has an award-winning student experience and was voted University of the Year in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018. Our research has impact. We are a top 10 research-led university in England (REF 2014) and we have been awarded seven prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prizes in recognition of our world-class excellence in areas of service and benefit to the UK – only Oxford...more