BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Psychology

Apply now for 2019 entry. If you are not quite ready to apply, come along to one of our open days or send your enquiry to our admissions team on the form below.

Course overview

Impact athlete performance, health and wellbeing through psychology.

Our BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Psychology degree offers you the opportunity to delve deep into psychology and its particular application to sport, performance and exercise contexts. If you’re interested in a career as a psychologist specialising in sport and supporting athlete performance, health and wellbeing, then this course will give you the skills and knowledge to reach your goal. Develop a strong scientific understanding of the mind, brain, behaviour, experience and the complex interactions between these elements through innovative teaching and completing independent research.

An integral part of our course is making sure you gain an insight into the world of applied practice. You will have the opportunity to interact with sport,  exercise and performance psychology services on campus and will have access to a range of exciting opportunities to further underpin your learning. You will work with our academic staff who have experience of working in the sport, exercise and performance industries and have conducted contemporary research within these areas. Get excited and prepare to develop your practical experience and scientific knowledge with cutting-edge technology such as EEG imaging and eye-tracking.

Careers and Opportunities 

On graduating, you can expect an incredibly diverse range of employment opportunities. Sport and Exercise Psychology graduates can expect to gain employment in the broader health fitness industry in a range of people-focused occupations. Professions include but are not limited to:

  • Sport and Exercise Psychologist
  • Performance lifestyle advisor
  • Sports Coaching
  • Fitness instructor / personal trainer
  • Exercise prescription
  • Sport industry
  • Advice worker
  • Careers adviser
  • Counsellor
  • Human resource officer
  • Market researcher
  • Media work
  • Teaching (further education or higher education)
  • Researcher
  • Advertising
  • Customer services

Our BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Psychology course follows the curriculum recommended by the British Psychological Society (BPS) developing core knowledge, skills and expertise that are required to underpin a career in psychology.

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Key Information

Course title:
Sport and Exercise Psychology
UCAS Code:
C813
Qualification:
BSc (Hons)
Duration:
3 years
Study mode:
Full-time
Typical offer:
UCAS Tariff points 120
AECC University College

Course leader

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Zöe Wimshurst

BSc MSc PhD CPsychol – Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Zöe recently joined AECC as a Senior Lecturer in the newly formed School of Psychology, Sport and Physical Activity. She is a Chartered Psychologist specialising in visual performance in elite athletes – and area in which she has been working for over a decade.

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Course details

The BSc (Hons) Sports and Exercise course is delivered through a range of lectures, seminars, tutorials and demonstrations, alongside supervised workshops, project supervision, practical classes, guided independent study, work-based learning, small group learning, guest lectures, role-play activities and case study analysis.

You will learn through a variety of teaching styles, including formative and summative assessment methods which are placed throughout our psychology units promoting a deeper learning. You will make the most of our on-site laboratory testing facilities, with more traditional coursework, essays, presentations, group work, and practical skills assessments.

With access to our Virtual Learning Environment, your education will be interactive and varied. Through quizzes, video tutorials, seminar notes and more you will be able to study whenever, and wherever suits you alongside your core teaching.

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How you're assessed

You’ll be assessed through a combination of:

  • Examinations
  • Presentations
  • Group work
  • Coursework
  • Portfolio
  • Practical Assessment and Presentation

Unit breakdown

"Impact athletes' performance, health and wellbeing through psychology"

Entry Requirements

How do I apply for 2019 entry?

If you want to start this course in 2019, you will need to apply via UCAS. Please visit UCAS and use institution code A65 and the course code C813.

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If you’re applying from the UK or Ireland

It depends on your qualification. Take a look below to see what we’ll accept.  

Essential for entry

Please note that applicants for the BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Psychology degree must hold 5 GCSEs A*-C including Maths and English, or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above) to be considered for the programme.

GCSE

You’ll need GCSE Mathematics grade C and GCSE English Language grade C (or acceptable equivalents).

If you’re studying a qualification that’s not on the list, don’t worry - give us a call or drop us an email to talk about it.

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A-levels

You'll need to achieve grades of BBB or above in A-level to include:Psychology (or acceptable equivalent).General Studies will not be considered.

BTEC Extended Diploma

You’ll need to achieve grades of Distinction Merit Merit or above in a relevant BTEC Extended Diploma for example; Applied Psychology.

ACCESS TO HE Diploma

You'll need to achieve a total of 120 UCAS points in a relevant Access to HE Diploma for example; Psychology.

International Baccalaureat

You’ll need a final overall grade of 32 points or higher including Psychology (or acceptable equivalent) at Higher Level.

Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers

You'll need grades BBBBB or above in 5 Higher/Advanced Higher subjects to include Psychology (or acceptable equivalent).

Irish Leaving Certificate

You'll need grades H3,H3,H3,H3,H3 from 5 subjects at Higher Level to include Psychology (or acceptable equivalent).

Should you require further information about our entry requirements for the BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Psychology, in May 2018 visit the course details on UCAS, come along to one of our Open Days or contact the admissions team.

If you’re applying from outside of the UK

For those of you coming from outside the UK, take a look at our handy qualification tool to see what we accept. If you’re studying a qualification that’s not on the list, don’t worry - give us a call or send us an email to talk about your options.

English language requirements

To be accepted onto the BSc Sport and Exercise Psychology course you will need to demonstrate that you meet the minimum standards of English. 

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We may be able to consider other English language qualifications, so call or email our Admissions team and they will be happy to help. Try to book your language tests as early in the year as you can, just in case re-sits are needed. 

If you currently live outside the EEA (European Economic Area) you’ll need a tier-4 student visa to study here in the UK. The UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs) provides country specific information on their website - check it out here.

We’ll also need scanned copies of all transcripts and certificates listed on your UCAS application. If these are not in English, we’ll need a verified translation as well as the originals. You can send all of these to our Admissions team after you’ve submitted your UCAS application.

Take a look at our international entry requirements for all of our Psychology degrees: 

Psychology degree international entry requirements

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Course Fees

There are a lot of things to consider when applying to university, including course fees. Take a look at the current course fees for the BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Psychology (2019/2020) entry.

  • Home/EU: £9,250 per annum
  • Home/EU - ELQ students : £14,100 per annum. You are classed as an ELQ student if you have previously completed a Masters level (NQF level 7) or higher qualification before enrolment.
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man: £9,250 per annum
  • Overseas/EEA: £14,100 per annum

Bear in mind that the fees currently advertised by AECC University College are for the first year of the programme only. We advise to budget for an increase of up to 5% for each following year. All increased fees will be posted to AECC University College's student website, so don’t worry if you forget.

For UK/EU Students with a previous Master's degree (ELQ students) and overseas students, fees after your 1st year should not increase by more than RPI + 1% (UK Retail price index - RPI)

 

If you’re planning on applying for the tuition fee loan for the BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Psychology then make a note in your diary - to get the maximum loan of £9,250 for the 2019/20 academic year, make sure your Student Finance application is completed by the end of May 2019. You can complete your applications from March 2019, so there’s time.

Find out more about fees and financial support for UK/European students over at the UK government website:
Advice and assistance with Student Finance

Our tuition fees policy and information around bursaries and scholarships can be found on our latest policies page, along with information on any expected additional costs for each of our courses.  Should you have any questions on course fees please contact our admissions team on the form below

Note: For students to be eligible for funding from Student Finance England, they must be studying on an eligible course at a provider registered with the Office for Students (OfS). AECC University College is registered with the OfS. You can view the register here and search for our name.

 


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