What will I learn?

- Benefit from access to state-of-the-art psychology laboratory equipment as part of the programme- Combine scientific rigour with practical experience and develop essential transferable skills to optimise your employment opportunities- High-quality teaching in a friendly learning environment from staff who have experience in both applied and research backgrounds- Excel in your studies and favourite sports at our fully equipped sport and exercise facilitiesWhichever sport you analyse, at the very top the game it’s fine margins that count. From the recent success of British cyclists to the mind games of football managers, boxers and tennis players, psychology plays a key role in an elite athlete’s success. Sports psychologists work to help both team and individual sports men and women to fine tune their physical and mental capacities to maximise performance at critical times.On our Sport and Exercise Psychology course, you explore how psychology has the power to boost the achievements of top-notch athletes, to increase those slender margins, as well as help people lead healthier and happier lives.Central to the programme is the understanding that you will develop the knowledge, skills, behaviour and values required of a future practitioner psychologist.Centred around our state-of-the-art sport and exercise facilities, this innovative, science-based programme allows you to focus on how psychology relates to all areas of sport and the importance of research methods within the field.Expert teaching combined with bespoke amenities, such as physiology and psychology laboratories, ensure you have the knowledge base to critically evaluate and engage with contemporary sport and exercise psychology research and practice.The course is designed to ensure you develop a strong theoretical and practical foundation within the field of sport and exercise psychology. This is the first step to developing individuals who are effectively prepared to practise as competent and confident professionals, who can make sound and compassionate decisions, problem solve and provide a consistent and high standard of evidence-based practice.You develop critical thinking and a strong evidence base to underpin future careers in a range of domains including sport and exercise. Graduates work as practitioner psychologists, sport and exercise scientists, teachers/lecturers, researchers/scientists, health promotion workers and in management roles in sport.The Foundation Year (first year of study) gives you the chance to commence your studies with us if you have not quite achieved the entry qualifications required or if you feel you would benefit from the opportunity to develop your study skills and subject knowledge prior to embarking on your degree. Through a range of engaging, small-group lessons, you will be equipped with the academic, professional and personal skills to help you succeed at university. Modules will cover broad topics as well as an introduction to your chosen subject area. You will also have the opportunity to study alongside students undertaking a range of degree programmes.

Which department am I in?

Department of Sport, Exercise and Health

Study options

Full time including foundation year (4 Years)

Tuition fees
Information not available
Start date

12 September 2022


Main Site

Sparkford Road,



SO22 4NR, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need SAT I with a minimum balanced score of 1250. They will also need high school diploma with a good GPA. A combination of subject related AP and SAT II may also be eligible for entry into our undergraduate degrees. AP or SAT II scores will be a pre-requisite for entry into certain subjects.

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


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