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What will I learn?

COURSE OVERVIEW

Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), this course focuses on the study of psychology within a range of sport and exercise settings, providing an essential stepping-stone to becoming a Chartered Sport & Exercise Psychologist.

As part of your course you’ll:

  • Learn how to conduct initial assessments of clients
  • Look at how to maintain professional boundaries
  • Analyse data sets
  • Develop a systematic, evidence-informed and ethical approach to your work

To support your career goals, you’ll have the opportunity to gain practical experience working with a range of clients, from recreational to elite performers, across a variety of sporting pursuits. This hands-on approach will aid your professional development, enhancing your understanding of ethical and evidence-informed practice.

The course makes you eligible for stage 2 of the qualification in Sport & Exercise Psychology and after completing BPS Stage 1 and Stage 2 qualifications, you’ll be able to use the titles of Sport and Exercise Psychologist, Registered Psychologist or Practitioner Psychologist. Members of our highly experienced team are qualified to provide BPS Stage 2 supervision.

TEACHING & LEARNING

Independent study is a crucial part of learning at university and you will be required to undertake many hours of self-directed research and reading, and preparation and writing of assessments. Your course is delivered through a number of modules, which will help you to plan your time and establish a study routine. Outside of your lectures, workshops and tutorials, a range of support is available to assist with your independent study. Our subject-specific librarians will be on hand to direct you to the specialist learning and study-skill resources. You’ll also be assigned an academic advisor to give you tailored feedback and support.

Our silver status in the latest Teaching Excellence Framework, reflects our commitment to deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for our students.

Which department am I in?

Sport

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
£14,000.00 (14,24,212) per year
The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2021

Venue

Headingley Campus

Headingley,

Leeds,

LS6 3QS, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have completed Bachelor degree with GPA of 2.5 or above. English language requirements: Bachelor degree from an American University.

For international students

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. IELTS 6.5 with no skills below 6.0, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Leeds Beckett University

The university’s five-star rating from QS World University Rankings is proof of a commitment to giving students a top-quality learning environment.

  • Scholarships of up to GBP 5,000
  • Students from 143 countries study at Leeds Beckett
  • 88.7% of graduates in work/study after 15 months
  • Based in Leeds, one of the UK’s most student friendly cities