MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology Deepen your knowledge of psychology within sport and exercise contexts Course in Islamabad || Registration Open
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Gain an advanced understanding of psychology in both sport performance and exercise for health and wellbeing
Our MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology course provides you with an opportunity to develop specialist knowledge of the discipline and to increase your skills in applying such knowledge in the contexts of sport performance and exercise for health and wellbeing.
For graduates wishing to pursue a career as a Sport and Exercise Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council there are currently two routeways; British Psychological Society (BPS), and British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES).
The course is accredited by BPS as a recognised Stage 1 Qualification in Sport and Exercise Psychology, thereby enabling graduates to enter the BPS Stage 2 training routeway.
An application is planned to endorse the course through the new BASES Postgraduate SEPAR Endorsement Scheme. The endorsement enables graduates to enter the BASES SEPAR training routeway.
Study the principles and application of psychology within sport and exercise
Throughout you course, you will study six taught modules, five discipline modules and one in research methods and statistics. In addition, students will complete a research dissertation.
Advanced Performance Psychology
This modules examines psychological characteristics that have been proposed as important determinants of success in sport with specific focus on mental toughness.
Teaching and Assessment
Innovative teaching methods that focus on practice
Teaching is delivered in small groups and is interactive.
Students are encouraged to debate topics and lead their fellow students through presentations and discussions.
In a number of modules there is also a practical element to gain experience developing the skills needed for applied practice.
The full time course runs from the start of the academic year in September through to the following August.
Students undertake three taught modules in the autumn semester (September to December) and three in the spring (January to May) semester.
The dissertation is conducted and completed over the summer semester (June to August).
Part-time routes are available and those wishing to complete their studies part-time should contact the programme co-ordinator Dr Sarah Edmunds to discuss the options.
You will be assessed by a variety of methods, including essays, portfolios, lab reports, role play, and oral presentations.
Our course includes a mix of assessments, so that you may develop a wide range of transferable skills. Modules are assessed at every stage of the course, offering cumulative assessment of your progress.
You can monitor your own progress, allowing you the opportunity to discuss and plan your development with your lecturers throughout the course. Where appropriate special arrangements can be made for students with an identified need.
- To gain a Postgraduate Certificate in Sport and Exercise Psychology, you need to complete three modules. Each module is assessed by a 4,000-word assignment, or equivalent.
- To gain a Postgraduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise Psychology, you need to complete six modules. Each module is assessed by a 4,000-word assignment, or equivalent.
- To gain an MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology, you need to complete six modules, and a Research Dissertation.
Acquire the skills and knowledge required to gain employment within the sport, health and wellbeing industries
We understand the importance of ensuring that you have the knowledge, skills and experience to compete successfully in today’s challenging jobs market.
Typical careers include:
- Sport and Exercise Psychologist
- PhD research and academia
- PE teaching
- Health and Wellbeing eConsultant
- Local Council Wellbeing Team member
- Charity sector roles
“Something that I simply cannot recommend enough”
We welcome students from a range of backgrounds, from those directly continuing on from their undergraduate studies, to those who are returning to academia after setting out on their own careers.
Hear what our students have to say about this course and how it has helped them find their future career, or develop the one they currently have.