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Sports Psychology (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
London, United Kingdom
This Sports Psychology (Hons) course from UCFB x GIS will introduce you to the world of sports psychology, examining social and developmental aspects and explore the areas of cognitive and biological psychology in order to gain a better understanding of the psychological impacts on the brain and body.
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Overview

Sports professionals have long known the benefits of what an understanding of psychology can bring to their performance. Athletes learn to motivate themselves in ways that they believe will improve performance, replacing self-doubt with positive thoughts about what they need to do in order to succeed. The ability to understand cognitive behaviour is also a key component of being a successful leader and manager.

In this Sports Psychology (Hons) course from UCFB x GIS you will examine the psychology of optimum performance, covering theories that explain behaviour in sport and the skills involved to improve performance. Individuals’ attitudes, personalities and their impact on behaviour on and off the pitch are explored along with research into contemporary issues in sports psychology.

The similarities of performance enhancement techniques employed in both the sport and business world will be examined, including motivation, decision making, leadership skills and team cohesion.

This degree combines contemporary and traditional areas of research and theory in sport psychology. In keeping with BPS accreditation stipulations, the degree is underpinned by theoretical knowledge based on core components of psychology such as: developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, psychophysiology, social psychology, historical and conceptual issues, personality and research methods in psychology. 

These core components underpin the knowledge upon which essential methods and theories employed in the applied world of performance enhancement, both in sport and other areas, are based.

Career

Further specialised postgraduate study and training is necessary to become a qualified sport and exercise psychologist. However, once qualified, sport and exercise psychologists work with a variety of clientele at various level in a fascinating and expanding field not necessarily constrained within the limits of sport. As well as working with professional clubs, athletes and governing bodies, the qualified sport psychologist may incorporate: performing artists, health and business clients depending on their interests.

Accreditation

BPS accredited

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Introduction to Developmental and Social Psychology 
  • Introduction to Biological Psychology and Cognitive Psychology
  • Psychological Research Methods
  • Bioenergetics of Human Movement
  • Foundations of Sport & Exercise Psychology
  • Introduction to Personality and Applying Psychology
  • Foundations of Exercise Physiology

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • The minimum academic requirement for this degree course is a 112 UCAS point score
  • A minimum of 2 A Levels including two C grades
  • A BTEC Extended diploma grade DMM
  • A BTEC Diploma grade D*D*
  • A combination of BTEC and A-Level qualifications with at least two C graded A levels or Merit graded BTEC equivalents.
  • International Baccalaureate (minimum of 30 points)
  • An Advanced GNVQ in an appropriate subject at Distinction level
  • An Access Course: minimum of 60 credits, including at least 45 at Level 3
  • An equivalent level 3 qualification

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
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