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School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Sport and Exercise Psychology

Your careers team

Gill Clarke, Careers Consultant

Based in the Bridgeman Building, Gill can support you with:

Finding and applying for jobs, placements and a range of graduate opportunities. She offers 20 minute Quick Advice appointments and is available at the Careers Help Point on selected days in the Bridgeman Building. 

Exploring your career options within a 30 minute Careers Consultation.

Mock interviews to practise interview questions and receive feedback.

She also delivers presentations and workshops tailored to individual programmes and year groups within SSEHS, including Personal Best lectures and CV workshops.

Sophie Flight, Employability Development Officer

Based in the Bridgeman building, Sophie can support you with:

  • Applying for jobs – CVs, cover letters and other applications.
  • Helping you find opportunities, including internships and placements.
  • Interview support 

She has weekly bookable 20 minute appointments both in Bridgeman Building and within your departments at The Place that you can book on Careers Online.

Clare Wright, Placements and Work Based Learning Officer

Based in The Place in Stewart Mason, Clare can help you with:
• Finding, applying and setting up placements within your department. You can email Clare on .

Key skills developed during your degree

  • A good understanding of information technology.
  • Effective problem-solving skills.
  • Presentation and oral communication.
  • Research and data analysis.
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Time-management and planning skills.
  • Written communication; including report writing, time-management and planning.

Career options

Careers directly related to Psychology:

  • Clinical psychologist
  • Counselling psychologist
  • Educational psychologist
  • Forensic psychologist
  • Further education teacher
  • Health psychologist
  • High intensity therapist
  • Occupational psychologist
  • Primary care graduate mental health worker
  • Psychological wellbeing practitioner
  • Sport and exercise psychologist

Careers where your degree would be useful:

  • Actuarial analyst
  • Advertising account planner
  • Advice worker
  • Careers adviser
  • Counsellor
  • Data analyst
  • Forensic accountant
  • Human resources officer
  • Market researcher
  • Physician associate
  • Play therapist
  • Psychotherapist
  • UX analyst

Further study

Further study at Loughborough University:

The School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences offers a comprehensive range of postgraduate taught programmes across the areas of health science, sport performance and social sciences of sport, education and society: 

SSEHS also offer Research degree opportunities within Behavioural Medicine.

Further study elsewhere:

Find a Masters degree in Psychology across the UK and Europe.

Find a PhD.

‌Clearing house for postgraduate courses in Clinical Psychology.

Popular areas of Further Study:

This is according to Loughborough University’s DLHE Statistics between 2011/12 – 2013/14:

  • MRes – Psychology
  • MSc - Organisational Psychology
  • MSc - Psychology of Sport & Exercise
  • PGCE
  • PhD - Research Methods & Psychology

Where do graduates go?

Our Sport and Exercise Psychology course began in 2016, therefore we currently have no graduate destination data available. To see the destinations of other related programmes, please click on the relevant link under Options with your degree.

Further information

  •     eGEMS gives access to destinations information for Loughborough graduates at school and course level.
  •     View Graduate Profiles from this department

Resources to research career areas


Prospects Job Profiles:



Resources to find work experience, placements and graduate jobs

Psychology specific websites:



Professional bodies, sector and labour market information (LMI)

Professional bodies:

Sector and labour market information (LMI):



TalkSport returned for 2020 on Thursday 30th January with an array of companies offering their information and advice to students looking to work within the industry, as well as workshops and a Q&A panel towards the end of the day.