Undergraduate study

Undergraduate

Sport and Exercise Psychology

Psychology

Award Course length Course code Typical offer Start date End date
BSc (Hons) DIS/DIntS 4 years full-time C86C AAB 1 October 2018 22 June 2022
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time C8C6 AAB 1 October 2018 16 June 2021

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Sport and Exercise Psychology course overview

This exciting programme will appeal to students with an interest in both psychology and sport.

Beyond studying all major areas of psychological science, this programme focuses on the application of psychology to sport, performance and exercise environments.

Through teaching and independent research, students will gain knowledge and skills related to pursuing a career as a psychologist specialising in sport and supporting athlete performance, health and wellbeing.

This course is taught within the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences.

Facilities

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Modules


Year 1

Indicative topics:

  • Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Teaching and Coaching in Sport
  • Foundations in Social Psychology
  • Foundations in Developmental Psychology
  • Foundations in Cognitive Psychology
  • Foundations in Biological Psychology
  • Personality and Individual Differences
  • Research Methods

Year 2

Indicative topics:

  • Psychological Issues and Strategies in Sport
  • Group Dynamics in Sport
  • Exercise Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Child Development
  • Memory and Cognition
  • Brain and Behaviour
  • Research Methods

Optional placement/study year

Professional placement and/or overseas study.


Final year

Indicative topics:

  • Performance Psychology for Sporting Excellence
  • Exercise Psychology
  • Psychology in Physical Education and Youth Sport
  • Applied Sport Psychology
  • Science of Elite Performance
  • Independent Research Project

Please note: optional modules are subject to availability and timetable permitting.

For indicative information on modular weight, content and assessment type please see module specifications.


The information above reflects the currently intended course structure and module details. Updates may be made on an annual basis and revised details will be published through Programme Specifications ahead of each academic year. Please see Terms and Conditions of Study for more information

Assessment

Depending on the nature of the material, some modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework and examination (for example 25% coursework and 75% examination), whilst other modules are assessed by 100% coursework or 100% by examination.

Coursework is based on a variety of tasks including individual essays, projects, in-class tests, lab reports, contribution in tutorials, group work and presentations.

For an indicative overview of the aims, learning outcomes and structure of this course please see the programme specification.


C86C Sport and Exercise Psychology - BSc (Hons) DIS/DIntS

A-Level
AAB
IB
35 (6,6,5 HL) with 4 at SL Mathematics and 5 at SL English
BTEC
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate: Distinction plus two A Levels at grades AB
BTEC National Diploma: D D* plus one A Level at grade B; National Extended Diploma: DDD plus one A Level at grade B
GCSE
GCSE Mathematics Grade C/4 (Grade B/6 preferred) and English Language Grade B/6

C8C6 Sport and Exercise Psychology - BSc (Hons)

A-Level
AAB
IB
35 (6,6,5 HL) with 4 at SL Mathematics and 5 at SL English
BTEC
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate: Distinction plus two A Levels at grades AB
BTEC National Diploma: D D* plus one A Level at grade B; National Extended Diploma: DDD plus one A Level at grade B
GCSE
GCSE Mathematics Grade C/4 (Grade B/6 preferred) and English Language Grade B/6

Selection

Applicants are usually selected solely on the basis of their UCAS application.  If applicants are made an offer of a place, they will be invited to visit the department giving them the opportunity to meet staff and students, see facilities and get an insight into what it is like to be a student at Loughborough.

Course fees 2017/18

UK/EU fee: £9,250   |   International fee: £19,900

Placement year fees for 2020/21 are still to be confirmed. As an indication, for 2017/18 the current placement fees are set at 20% of the yearly full-time fee for UK/EU students and £3,000 for international students.

Graduate destinations

This is a new course, and we will not have students completing their studies until summer 2019. However we know from our experience and industry links that this course will equip graduates for further professional training as a qualified sport and exercise psychologist.

It will also directly facilitate further professional, postgraduate training pathways into a career as a clinical, educational, occupational, forensic or health psychologist. Beyond psychology-specific careers, this degree will serve as excellent preparation for a wide variety of industrial, commercial, financial and management careers, and for public sector work involving both the delivery and administration of services.

Students from the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences have gone on to enjoy rewarding careers within a diverse range of organisations. Recent graduate destinations have included:

  • BskyB
  • Aviva
  • Chelsea FC
  • Adidas
  • Youth Sport Trust
  • Deloitte
  • UK Sport
  • GB Canoeing
  • The Lawn Tennis Association

As well as numerous schools NHS Trusts.

Professional placements

Students taking the four-year course spend their third year on placement in an approved occupation relevant to their degree. Satisfactory completion of the placement leads to the award of the Diploma in Professional Studies.

Although it is the student's responsibility to arrange the placement, considerable support is available.

Students have had placements in the UK and abroad, with schools, NHS Trusts, prisons, the Home Office, the Health and Safety Executive, and various consultancies and companies.

Study abroad

You can also choose to develop your language skills by spending the year between your second and final year studying abroad at one of our partner universities around the world. This results in the award of a Diploma in International Studies in addition to your degree.

Additionally, you could combine a shorter business placement abroad with one semester studying in a partner university taught in English.

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BSc (Hons)

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BSc (Hons)

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Department / School Key Information Sets

BSc (Hons) DIS/DIntS 4 years full-time

UCAS code: C86C

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time

UCAS code: C8C6