3 year full-time; 4 year full-time thin sandwich
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About the course
This British Psychological Society-accredited programme is jointly delivered by the Divisions of Psychology and Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences. It is ideal for students with an interest in both psychology and sport and for those who wish to pursue a career in the psychology of sport, exercise and/or physical activity.
Core Psychology subjects taught by the Division of Psychology include:
- Cognitive psychology
- Developmental psychology
- Social psychology
- Biological psychology and individual differences
The Division of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences will cover the following areas:
- The development of your knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of sport and exercise psychology.
- How to reconcile our cutting-edge research and its application in the real world.
- The experience of life as an applied psychology practitioner in both sport and exercise contexts.
- The development of a deeper understanding of issues in physical activity, health and wellbeing as they relate to the entire lifespan.
The primary aims of this course are to provide you with:
- A broad, balanced knowledge of the discipline, which will confer the British Psychological Society’s Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) to its graduates;
- Specialisation in the understanding and application of psychology in sport, exercise and physical-activity-for-health contexts; and
- The opportunity to explore potential career options during your time with us, through both taught and non-taught components of the programme.
Additional aims include:
- To develop your transferable skills related to decision-making, problem-solving, communication, interpersonal relations, project management and self-management.
- To develop you into a talented and versatile graduate, whose ability to contribute to your field in a meaningful way will enable you to choose from a range of career options, or to continue your studies as a postgraduate student in the UK or overseas.
To develop your skills, understanding and experience relevant to work and professional practice in an area directly related to your area of study (Professional Development option).