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Sport and Exercise Psychology (Including Placement Year) BSc (Hons)


What will I learn?

How are an individual’s actions shaped by their thoughts and feelings? What role does psychology play in improving sports performance? How can psychology help to shape exercise behaviours?Our BSc Sports and Exercise Psychology course is dedicated to one of the fastest developing areas of psychology. The course will provide you with an immersive and exciting experience of studying the human mind and the application to sport and exercise science. You will study a variety of topics including:- Social psychology and individual differences- Experiencing emotion- Promoting health, exercise, and active lifestyles- Psychological skills and strategies for improving sports performanceOur course sits within our School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences (SRES), with studies split equally between SRES and the Department of Psychology. This provides a unique opportunity to join communities focused on both psychology and sport and exercise science, allowing us to bring together our research, share knowledge and enhance opportunities for you. You will be based in our state-of-the-art Sport Arena, benefiting from a range of facilities and dedicated laboratories for research.

Which department am I in?

Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£19,530.00 (US$ 24,027) per year
This is a fixed fee

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

Start date

3 October 2023


Colchester Campus

University of Essex,

Wivenhoe Park,



CO4 3SQ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have Minimum of 3 APTs with two at 3 or above and one at 4 or above plus High School Graduation Diploma with GPA 3.0.

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


About University of Essex

At Essex, students learn to think differently, find new ways of doing things and adopt new techniques for solving problems.

  • World-leading academics in a research-intensive environment
  • Foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees
  • Flexible course structure, students study what matters to them
  • Internationally diverse university

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