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  Professional Doctorate in Sport and Exercise Psychology DProf

University of Portsmouth    School of Sport, Health and Exercise Science

Full time & Part time October Prof Doctorate 3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
Biological Sciences (4)

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Embark on a transformative journey with the Professional Doctorate in Sport and Exercise Psychology DProf, the pioneering programme approved by the Health and Care Professions Council. This unique course offers a blend of academic excellence and vocational training, equipping you with a doctoral degree and eligibility to register as a Practitioner Psychologist. Delve into advanced research skills, guided by experienced supervisors, including BPS Chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologists. The course structure comprises three core units, culminating in a Professional Research and Development Project. Benefit from individual and group supervision, research seminars, and workshops to enhance your practice and research skills. To qualify, you need an upper second-class honours degree in Psychology or Sport & Exercise Psychology, along with specific BPS-accredited qualifications. Elevate your career in sport and exercise psychology with this prestigious programme, designed to shape future leaders in the field.

About the course


This course was the first Professional Doctorate in Sport and Exercise Psychology to be approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). On completion of this course you will hold a doctoral degree and be eligible to apply to register with the Health and Care Professions Council as a Practitioner Psychologist.

The course offers a unique blended learning opportunity for those who wish to achieve both the highest level of academic degree and vocational qualification to practice as a psychologist within the sport and exercise domain. Holding these dual qualifications is increasingly important for both career and professional development in the field of sport and exercise psychology.

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Entry Requirements

An upper second-class honours degree or conversion course in Psychology or Sport & Exercise Psychology which confers Graduate Basis for Chartered status (GBC) & a BPS accredited masters degree which confers Stage I of the BPS Qualification in Sport & Exercise Psychology. Should an applicant not have completed these prior degrees, it is possible that they could complete these pre-requisites within the department before progressing onto the Professional Doctorate. Applicants are invited to interview. All offers are subject to Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) clearance.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 7.0 with no component score below 6.5.

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