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Sport and Exercise Psychology (with Foundation Year)

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

48

A GCSE A*-C or 9-4 pass in English Language

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2022

Subject

Sport and exercise psychology

- Benefit from access to state-of-the-art psychology laboratory equipment as part of the programme

- Combine scientific rigour with practical experience and develop essential transferable skills to optimise your employment opportunities

- High-quality teaching in a friendly learning environment from staff who have experience in both applied and research backgrounds

- Excel in your studies and favourite sports at our fully equipped sport and exercise facilities

Whichever sport you analyse, at the very top the game it’s fine margins that count. From the recent success of British cyclists to the mind games of football managers, boxers and tennis players, psychology plays a key role in an elite athlete’s success. Sports psychologists work to help both team and individual sports men and women to fine tune their physical and mental capacities to maximise performance at critical times.

On our Sport and Exercise Psychology course, you explore how psychology has the power to boost the achievements of top-notch athletes, to increase those slender margins, as well as help people lead healthier and happier lives.

Central to the programme is the understanding that you will develop the knowledge, skills, behaviour and values required of a future practitioner psychologist.

Centred around our state-of-the-art sport and exercise facilities, this innovative, science-based programme allows you to focus on how psychology relates to all areas of sport and the importance of research methods within the field.

Expert teaching combined with bespoke amenities, such as physiology and psychology laboratories, ensure you have the knowledge base to critically evaluate and engage with contemporary sport and exercise psychology research and practice.

The course is designed to ensure you develop a strong theoretical and practical foundation within the field of sport and exercise psychology. This is the first step to developing individuals who are effectively prepared to practise as competent and confident professionals, who can make sound and compassionate decisions, problem solve and provide a consistent and high standard of evidence-based practice.

You develop critical thinking and a strong evidence base to underpin future careers in a range of domains including sport and exercise. Graduates work as practitioner psychologists, sport and exercise scientists, teachers/lecturers, researchers/scientists, health promotion workers and in management roles in sport.

The Foundation Year (first year of study) gives you the chance to commence your studies with us if you have not quite achieved the entry qualifications required or if you feel you would benefit from the opportunity to develop your study skills and subject knowledge prior to embarking on your degree. Through a range of engaging, small-group lessons, you will be equipped with the academic, professional and personal skills to help you succeed at university. Modules will cover broad topics as well as an introduction to your chosen subject area. You will also have the opportunity to study alongside students undertaking a range of degree programmes.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Winchester

Department:

Department of Sport, Exercise and Health

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

67%
med
Sport and exercise psychology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Applied psychology

Teaching and learning

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
69%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
69%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

38%
Library resources
77%
IT resources
67%
Course specific equipment and facilities
31%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
52%
Male students
48%
Female students
66%
2:1 or above
11%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
E

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Psychology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,900
low
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
46%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Childcare and related personal services
15%
Caring personal services
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Psychology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£17k

£17k

£23k

£23k

£23k

£23k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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