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You will develop an in-depth understanding of psychology and will adopt a critical approach to its application within sport and exercise settings.

Through your core modules, you will evaluate psychological theories and examine issues such as self-determination, psychological resilience and the effects of exercise on mood.

Using a systematic, evidence-informed and ethical approach to your work, you will also analyse biological, cultural and environmental factors that can influence sport performance and physical activity.

To further support your professional development, you could apply your expertise and develop your practical skills working under supervision with a variety of client groups, including elite and recreational athletes, teams, coaches and sedentary individuals.

A member of our experienced course team will be on hand to support you throughout your learning journey, offering personalised advice to aid your professional development and help you realise your career aspirations.

Sport & Active Lifestyles At Leeds Beckett we're passionate about sport. There's a huge range of sports and activities for you to get involved in, including more than 40 sports clubs. If you'd like to find out more about what we have to offer - including our Carnegie Sports Scholarship Scheme - take a look at our Sport & Active Lifestyles website

Research Excellence Framework 2014

Research Excellence Framework 2014: 40% of our research in the Psychology unit was judged to be world leading or internationally excellent.

Course Benefits

You will have the advantage of a placement allowing you to put your newly learned skills into practice. As well as this practical experience, you'll benefit from the expertise and knowledge of our staff, studying at a university that is passionate about sport.

Core modules

  • Contemporary Issues in Sport Psychology
  • Psychology of Exercise & Health
  • Learning & Development in Sport & Exercise

Job Prospects

Following successful completion of this course, you will be well placed to undertake further studies which will enable you to use the protected professional titles of Sport & Exercise Psychologist, Registered Psychologist or Practitioner Psychologist. (Please refer to our MSc Psychology of Sport & Exercise course for further details.) If you are already working in the field of sport and exercise psychology, this qualification will enhance your expertise and career prospects in your specialist area.

  • Sport and Exercise Scientist
  • Performance Lifestyle Adviser
  • Lecturer/Researcher in Higher Education
  • Exercise Intervention Facilitator

Visit the Sport & Exercise Psychology - PG Cert page on the Leeds Beckett University website for more details!

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