BSc (Hons) Sport Psychology

Sport psychology seeks to understand the psychological factors that affect the behaviour of individuals, teams or organisations in sport, and how lifestyle issues can influence wellbeing and performance. On this Sport Psychology degree, you will study the main areas of psychology and specialise in sport aspects as you progress. To complement your psychology studies, you’ll have an introduction to physiology and you can choose modules from our Sport and Exercise Science degree. This will enhance your employability and give you an all-round understanding of the field.

Accredited by The British Psychological Society (BPS), this Sport Psychology degree is an ideal pathway into the profession. Graduates with 2:2 Honours or higher are eligible for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership, the first stage of qualifying as a sport psychologist.

Psychology Plus: Added Value Opportunities

A key element of our psychology degree is the hands-on experience you’ll gain. Through the Psychology Plus scheme, you’ll be offered clinical experience on campus and have access to a range of exciting opportunities, including completion of specialist short courses, professional certificates and work placements – another great boost to your CV.

What you will study

Taught by experts who are active researchers and consultants, with experiences of the past four Paralympic and Olympic Games, we focus on applying theoretical knowledge to real world sporting situations.

During the first two years of the Sport Psychology degree, your modules will focus on the core elements of a BPS-accredited degree scheme, plus introductory physiology and sport psychology modules. Year three has a large emphasis on building transferable skills such as interviewing and presentation skills, and you may have the opportunity to conduct a needs analysis of a sports performer.


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Facilities include observation and interview rooms equipped with a two-way mirror, CCTV and audio, which allows research and interview practice sessions to be conducted and recorded. We also have a custom-built air conditioned PC laboratory which provides access to specialist software for running psychology experiments and conducting careers guidance interviews.

The Cognitive Neuropsychology Suite houses specialist psychology equipment such as eye tracking equipment, EEG (electroencephalogram)...

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This course is taught at: Treforest Campus, Pontypridd


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  • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
    • Part Time 6 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
      • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2018
        • Part Time 6 Years Start Date: Sep 2018

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