This programme provides students with a critical understanding of sport and exercise psychology. It is designed and delivered primarily with a view to best preparing students for two specific career pathways: a Sport and Exercise Psychologist / Sport and Exercise Scientist or a lecturer / professor of sport and exercise psychology / sport and exercise science, specialising in psychology.
Areas of study include: research methods and methodologies, psychology of sport and physical activity in youth, current research in performance psychology and management, psychology of exercise for clinical populations, quantitative research, qualitative research, mental health in sport and exercise, professional practice in sport psychology, the psychology of the coach-athlete relationship, and a research project.
See the website http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/programmes/departments/ssehs/psychology-sport-exercise/
- Research Methods and Methodologies
- Performance Psychology
- Applied Sport Psychology
- Motivation and Individual Differences in Exercise and Sport
- Quantitative Research or Qualitative Research
- Applied Sport Psychology
- Psychology of Physical Activity and Public Health
- Mental Health and Physical Activity
- Research Project
Examination, coursework and a research paper.
Careers and further study
Sport and exercise psychologist, performance psychologist, sport and exercise scientist, a lecturer / professor of sport and exercise psychology, a lecturer / professor of sport and exercise science specialising in psychology, and doctoral researcher of sport and exercise psychology.
Why choose sport, exercise and health sciences at Loughborough?
Staff within the School are renowned internationally for the quality of their teaching and research, which has influenced policy and practice around the world.
Knowledge gained from our research underpins the teaching and variety of learning experiences offered through the School’s comprehensive range of postgraduate taught and research degrees.
Our staff expertise, combined with on-going investment in buildings, teaching facilities, laboratories and equipment, makes the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences a stimulating, multidisciplinary environment in which to study.
Research within the School is classified broadly into three themes: Performance in sport, Lifestyle for health and well-being, and Participation in sport and exercise.
- Career prospects
Over 92% of our graduates were in employment and/or further study six months after graduating. They go on to work with companies such as APR Psychology, Adidas, BUPA, Badminton England, British Red Cross, Ministry of Education, KPGM, Lucozade, NHS, Nuffield Health and Youth Sport Trust.
Find out how to apply here http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/programmes/departments/ssehs/psychology-sport-exercise/
Minimum of an upper second class (2:1) honours degree in sport and exercise science, psychology or a related field.