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Sport Psychology

UCAS Code: C891 Duration: 3 years

Overview

Hear from a tutor and student about studying Sports Psychology at Liverpool Hope.

BPS LogoSport Psychology employs the rigour of science to investigate how people perceive the world, structure their thinking, solve problems and interact with others, set against the context of sport and exercise. The course is firmly embedded in both the discipline of Psychology and Sport & Exercise Science. This approach allows students to study seminal psychological theory and apply this to a variety of sport and exercise settings on a course accredited by the British Psychological Society.

Students will take an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Sport Psychology, preparing for work as a practitioner in elite sport, exercise, and broader community health settings. The curriculum contains high level, research informed teaching delivered by skilled educators, drawing on their own research and applied expertise. The course is designed to deliver a tailored skills-based experience which is underpinned by a foundation in subject knowledge and research skills and experience. Students will also learn key transferable skills, enabling them to apply knowledge and undertake their own research, exploring the impact of Sport Psychology across specialist populations and in different contexts.

The curriculum is focused on the development and support of the students as individuals, and staff know the students by name, fostering an environment of mutual trust and respect. Students are supported in becoming independent learners capable of questioning the world around them, with an emphasis on ethical issues relating to wellbeing, competition and research.

Why choose this subject?

  • The University has excellent research facilities including a dedicated Sport Psychology lab, a colour vision lab, an EEG lab, an eye-movement lab and a lab for behavioural experiments in cognition and perception.
  • The integrated nature of the curriculum complements the interdisciplinary nature of the subject and provides a rounded education, allowing ‘hands-on’ learning, with practical and lab sessions being underpinned by academic material.
  • Students are invited to attend the regular departmental research seminars with distinguished speakers form the UK and overseas.
  • Tutors develop strong relationships with the students to enable them to actively develop and support the learning of students on an individual level. This, coupled with small class sizes facilitates student participation and involvement.
  • You will work alongside staff who are internationally recognised for their research in areas such as imagery, visual search and flow.
  • The External examiner report stated “The emphasis on preparing students for a career in sport psychology is highly innovative and praiseworthy, and clearly fills a gap in the market.”
  • Students have the opportunity to study abroad for one or two semesters.
     
  • This Unit is rated second in the North-West and 21st in the UK for their research intensity. (Research Excellence Framework 2014)

Subject Guides

Read more about studying Sport Psychology at Liverpool Hope in our Sport Psychology Subject Guides.

 

Sport Psychology Subject Guide 2017

 

The programme specifications for this subject can be downloaded below.

Sport Psychology

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

Curriculum

In order to gain accreditation, core Psychology must be studied across all three levels. This includes topics such as perception, memory, language, decision making, cognition and emotion, taught from different perspectives of Psychology (such as social, cognitive, biological). Furthermore, students will learn the fundamentals of Sport & Exercise Science through the study of human movement and skill acquisition, optimising sport and exercise performance, and exercise and health.

Students will progressively specialise in Sport & Exercise Psychology, studying professional and applied skills, underpinned by research-based inquiry. This culminates in the completion of an individual dissertation, encompassing knowledge and research skills developed during the course and focusing on an area of particular interest in Sport and/or Exercise Psychology. For example, this has included ‘A comparison of the effects of image speed on the performance of six tests of physical fitness’ and ‘The effect of ageing on women’s body satisfaction, self-esteem and life satisfaction’. Learning takes place via problem solving, group work projects and independent study, gaining particular experience of lab work.

Assessment will take a range of forms including laboratory reports, presentations, essays, examinations and the dissertation, enabling all students to learn and have the opportunity to experience success.

The course is accredited by the British Psychological Society. As such, successful completion of the course will give you Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the BPS and access to postgraduate training courses for becoming a professional Sport and Exercise Psychologist.

 You may also be interested in...

Psychology

Sport and Exercise Science

Sport and Physical Education

Entry Requirements

 

2017 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2017 entry will be BCC - ABB at A Level or DMM - DDM at BTEC Extended Diploma or 104 - 128 new UCAS tariff points.
 
In addition, applicants should have A/A2 Level in a Science-based subject (Psychology, Physical Education, Biology etc.) plus GCSE grade C (Grade 4 or above in the new grading system) in Mathematics (or equivalent).
 
UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:
  • Three A Levels with grades of BCC or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B
  • The Access to HE Diploma now also attracts points under the new UCAS tariff. Visit the UCAS website to calculate your points.

If you have any questions about your qualification, please contact enquiry@hope.ac.uk or call 0151 291 3111.

Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

Course Combinations

Sport Psychology is a BSc Single Honours course, UCAS code C891

Employability

The Sport Psychology degree programme represents the first step towards a professional career in Sport Psychology. As the course is accredited by the British Psychological Society, it allows students to apply for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). 

All students are supported through their course through tutor and self-directed learning, encouraging students to become self-aware, proactive and motivated in their academic and life goals.

Students studying on this course will have the opportunity to work with partners of the University, assisting in the development of generic skills and the specific skills that enhance their profile and ability to be successful in their chosen career path. Graduates of Sport Psychology go on to work as Sport Psychologists at professional sports, work on health-based exercise intervention programme and wider community-based projects. Other career routes of graduates have included performance enhancement specialists and lifestyle consultants. Additionally, the course provides an excellent foundation for postgraduate study, especially for those who are interested in careers in teaching, research and academia. With their interest in working with people and their good research, problem-solving and communication skills, graduates of Sport Psychology are also well placed in many other areas such as health and social care, business, management and marketing.

For more information visit the BPS website.

Please note: A 2:2 honours standard or above is needed to be eligible for GBC.

Overview

Hear from a tutor and student about studying Sports Psychology at Liverpool Hope.

BPS LogoSport Psychology employs the rigour of science to investigate how people perceive the world, structure their thinking, solve problems and interact with others, set against the context of sport and exercise. The course is firmly embedded in both the discipline of Psychology and Sport & Exercise Science. This approach allows students to study seminal psychological theory and apply this to a variety of sport and exercise settings on a course accredited by the British Psychological Society.

Students will take an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Sport Psychology, preparing for work as a practitioner in elite sport, exercise, and broader community health settings. The curriculum contains high level, research informed teaching delivered by skilled educators, drawing on their own research and applied expertise. The course is designed to deliver a tailored skills-based experience which is underpinned by a foundation in subject knowledge and research skills and experience. Students will also learn key transferable skills, enabling them to apply knowledge and undertake their own research, exploring the impact of Sport Psychology across specialist populations and in different contexts.

The curriculum is focused on the development and support of the students as individuals, and staff know the students by name, fostering an environment of mutual trust and respect. Students are supported in becoming independent learners capable of questioning the world around them, with an emphasis on ethical issues relating to wellbeing, competition and research.

Why choose this subject?

  • The University has excellent research facilities including a dedicated Sport Psychology lab, a colour vision lab, an EEG lab, an eye-movement lab and a lab for behavioural experiments in cognition and perception.
  • The integrated nature of the curriculum complements the interdisciplinary nature of the subject and provides a rounded education, allowing ‘hands-on’ learning, with practical and lab sessions being underpinned by academic material.
  • Students are invited to attend the regular departmental research seminars with distinguished speakers form the UK and overseas.
  • Tutors develop strong relationships with the students to enable them to actively develop and support the learning of students on an individual level. This, coupled with small class sizes facilitates student participation and involvement.
  • You will work alongside staff who are internationally recognised for their research in areas such as imagery, visual search and flow.
  • The External examiner report stated “The emphasis on preparing students for a career in sport psychology is highly innovative and praiseworthy, and clearly fills a gap in the market.”
  • Students have the opportunity to study abroad for one or two semesters.
     
  • This Unit is rated second in the North-West and 21st in the UK for their research intensity. (Research Excellence Framework 2014)

Subject Guides

Read more about studying Sport Psychology at Liverpool Hope in our Sport Psychology Subject Guides.

 

Sport Psychology Subject Guide 2017

 

The programme specifications for this subject can be downloaded below.

Sport Psychology

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

Curriculum

In order to gain accreditation, core Psychology must be studied across all three levels. This includes topics such as perception, memory, language, decision making, cognition and emotion, taught from different perspectives of Psychology (such as social, cognitive, biological). Furthermore, students will learn the fundamentals of Sport & Exercise Science through the study of human movement and skill acquisition, optimising sport and exercise performance, and exercise and health.

Students will progressively specialise in Sport & Exercise Psychology, studying professional and applied skills, underpinned by research-based inquiry. This culminates in the completion of an individual dissertation, encompassing knowledge and research skills developed during the course and focusing on an area of particular interest in Sport and/or Exercise Psychology. For example, this has included ‘A comparison of the effects of image speed on the performance of six tests of physical fitness’ and ‘The effect of ageing on women’s body satisfaction, self-esteem and life satisfaction’. Learning takes place via problem solving, group work projects and independent study, gaining particular experience of lab work.

Assessment will take a range of forms including laboratory reports, presentations, essays, examinations and the dissertation, enabling all students to learn and have the opportunity to experience success.

The course is accredited by the British Psychological Society. As such, successful completion of the course will give you Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the BPS and access to postgraduate training courses for becoming a professional Sport and Exercise Psychologist.

 You may also be interested in...

Psychology

Sport and Exercise Science

Sport and Physical Education

Entry Requirements

 

2017 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2017 entry will be BCC - ABB at A Level or DMM - DDM at BTEC Extended Diploma or 104 - 128 new UCAS tariff points.
 
In addition, applicants should have A/A2 Level in a Science-based subject (Psychology, Physical Education, Biology etc.) plus GCSE grade C (Grade 4 or above in the new grading system) in Mathematics (or equivalent).
 
UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:
  • Three A Levels with grades of BCC or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B
  • The Access to HE Diploma now also attracts points under the new UCAS tariff. Visit the UCAS website to calculate your points.

If you have any questions about your qualification, please contact enquiry@hope.ac.uk or call 0151 291 3111.

Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

Course Combinations

Sport Psychology is a BSc Single Honours course, UCAS code C891

Employability

The Sport Psychology degree programme represents the first step towards a professional career in Sport Psychology. As the course is accredited by the British Psychological Society, it allows students to apply for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). 

All students are supported through their course through tutor and self-directed learning, encouraging students to become self-aware, proactive and motivated in their academic and life goals.

Students studying on this course will have the opportunity to work with partners of the University, assisting in the development of generic skills and the specific skills that enhance their profile and ability to be successful in their chosen career path. Graduates of Sport Psychology go on to work as Sport Psychologists at professional sports, work on health-based exercise intervention programme and wider community-based projects. Other career routes of graduates have included performance enhancement specialists and lifestyle consultants. Additionally, the course provides an excellent foundation for postgraduate study, especially for those who are interested in careers in teaching, research and academia. With their interest in working with people and their good research, problem-solving and communication skills, graduates of Sport Psychology are also well placed in many other areas such as health and social care, business, management and marketing.

For more information visit the BPS website.

Please note: A 2:2 honours standard or above is needed to be eligible for GBC.

Course Contact Details

Dr Caroline Wakefield

+44 (0) 151 291 3715

wakefic@hope.ac.uk

Department: School of Health Sciences

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