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What will I learn?

Sport and exercise psychology is a relatively new and increasingly popular area of applied psychology within the UK.

The DPsych Sport and Exercise Psychology is the only programme of its kind in Scotland, with a strong focus on developing outstanding therapeutic skills, inter-disciplinary learning, teaching and research.

Sport and exercise psychologists work in all areas of sport and exercise provision, especially professional and Olympic sports and increasing physical activity and exercise participation amongst the general population.

They represent a trusted and dependable structure within sports science provision at local, national and Olympic-level sport and across structures in professional football, rugby, golf and the national sports institutes (Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, and England).

Sport and exercise psychologists draw upon psychological theory and research, applying them to prevent illness and injury, to promote the highest standards of performance and wellbeing, and increase exercise participation and motivation for all.

Accreditation

Approved by the Health and Care Professions Council. Students receiving this award are eligible to apply for registration with the HCPC as a Sport and Exercise Psychologist.

Accredited by the British Psychological Society. Students receiving the D.Psych in Sport and Exercise Psychology are eligible to apply for Chartership as a Sport and Exercise Psychologist.

Which department am I in?

School of Health and Life Sciences

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
£13,500.00 (US$ 17,312) per year
Fees are subject to change.

This is a fixed fee

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Start date

Expected September 2020

Venue

Glasgow Caledonian University

City Campus,

Cowcaddens Road,

Glasgow,

Glasgow, City Of,

G4 0BA, Scotland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have Bachelor's degree with GPA 2.7. Academic IELTS should be an average Score of 6, with no element less than 5.5.re of 6, with no element less than 5.5.

For international students

UK honours degree 2:1 (or equivalent) in Psychology that meets British Psychological Society (BPS) standards for the Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) plus relevant work experience. Subject to DBS, PVG and/or occupational health checks. If successful in your application, you will be shortlisted and invited for interview. Direct access to year two with an MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology (BPS accredited), will be considered in line with GCU’s Recognition of Prior Learning policy. Applicants must also demonstrate a level of maturity and experience commensurate with the personal and professional requirements of the programme. Applicants will be required to attend an interview as part of the admissions process, and will be subject to a CRB check. Academic IELTS score of 7.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 7.0. TOEFL Internet based test overall score of 78 with minimum element scores of reading at 18, listening at 17, speaking at 20 and writing at 17.

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About this uni

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is an award-winning institution based in two vibrant UK cities.

  • Academically outstanding encouraging excellence
  • International student support
  • Innovative, top-class learning facilities
  • City-based campus in desirable location