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Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology MSc (Full time) (Distance Learning)

Course Description

This is a 1-year full-time course, all teaching is delivered in a distance-learning format, through an online Virtual Learning Environment. Drawing on a variety of multi-media technologies, the elements are broken down into various engaging formats to help you learn, and provide interaction between students and tutors. You will explore a wide-ranging curriculum, covering subjects such as applied sport psychology techniques, group dynamics, leadership, applied research methods, skill acquisition, physical activity and mental health, stress, and resilience.

As an exclusively online course, this MSc is unique in the UK, and through Staffordshire University’s well-established distance learning expertise you will gain access to a highly effective way to develop your knowledge, expertise and professional skills around your life.

The MSc in Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology is aimed at individuals who come from a sport science (or related) background and wish to study applied sport and exercise psychology at Masters Level. This MSc provides the required post-graduate qualification for an individual seeking to engage in the accreditation process with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) and to gain Chartered Scientist status that can support a career in sport and exercise psychology.

Course content

-Physical Activity and Mental Health
-Advanced Research Methods and Data Analysis
-Group Dynamics and Leadership in Sport and Exercise
-The Practice of Sport and Exercise Psychology
-Skilled Performance Under Pressure

Visit the Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology MSc (Full time) (Distance Learning) page on the Staffordshire University website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Lorinda Slater

'Studying for a Masters online was a real challenge, but the delivery format gave me a unique chance to obtain a postgraduate qualification in Applied Sport and Exercise Science. There are no opportunities for postgraduate study in Sport and Exercise either locally or regionally, and my desire to keep working while studying meant that the online Masters from Staffordshire University fitted my circumstances perfectly. I am sure there are many others, who, like me, really want to develop their qualifications, but are constrained by the times we live in. This award has provided the soultion for me. It has been demanding, but ultimately a very rewarding experience and one which I would strongly recommend to others.'


Entry Requirements

A degree in sport science, or related subject (minimum 2:1 first degree). In addition, applicants with alternative backgrounds and a degree level qualification will also be considered if they are able to demonstrate the potential to work at Masters level and have experiences relevant to a course covering the discipline of Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology.

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