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Coventry University

Sport and Exercise Psychology

UCAS Code: C841

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Excludes General Studies.

The Access to HE Diploma in a Science or Health subject to include 30 Level 3 credits at Distinction. Plus GCSE English and Mathematics at grade 4 or above.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above to include English and Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

to include 15 points at Higher level.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

UCAS Tariff

120

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

92%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Sport and exercise psychology

This course provides a comprehensive grounding in the major psychological approaches to the study of human behaviour, together with an understanding of physiology, anatomy and contemporary issues in sport and exercise psychology.

You’ll be taught by psychology staff with an expertise in sport and exercise psychology who come from academic and applied backgrounds, having worked as practitioners and consultants at all levels of sport and exercise. Many of these staff remain research-active, specialising in areas such as character development, motivation and well-being in sport and exercise. You can apply to support their research projects as student research assistants. In the past, students have worked on published projects on imagery, motivation, mindfulness and other performance interventions.

With a continuing focus on your future career prospects, the course offers a range of work experience opportunities through a professional experience module supported by a specialised employability placement team. Previous students have worked with Coventry Blaze and Coventry City FC Academy.

We run a number of field trips to expose you to sports psychology in real-life situations, previously visiting elite sport venues in and around Coventry (additional costs may apply). You’ll also receive guest lectures from practising psychologists and researchers who will bring you up to speed with the latest developments in sports psychology. Recent speakers included sport psychologists from continental Champions League football clubs.

**Key Course Benefits**
* Opportunities to participate in exciting field trips to a range of European and overseas destinations, partially funded by the University.

* Expert guest lecturers and practising psychologists. Past speakers have included sports psychologists, athletes, coaches, and practitioners in exercise and health.

* Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), providing eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC), access to postgraduate training and careers in psychology.

* Active student-led Psychology Society (PsychSoc), which arranges a variety of social excursions and activities. Recent destinations have included Amsterdam, Warwick, and London.

* Taught alongside world-class researchers in our Centre for Advances in Behavioural Science, who host an inspiring programme of visiting speakers and benefits from cutting-edge facilities, such as eye-tracking and brain wave monitoring (using EEG).

Modules

Your main study themes are:

**Fundamentals of Sport & Exercise Psychology**: Focus on the core areas of psychology and their explanation of individual thoughts, feelings, and behaviour in sport and exercise.

**Applied Sport & Exercise Psychology**: The practice of sport and exercise with a focus on both performance and well-being.

**Sport and Exercise in culture**: Contemporary issues in sport and exercise.

**Research into Sport & Exercise**: Methods of study design and analysis.

**Professional Practice**: Includes focus on study technique and how to achieve the skills required to practice as a sport and exercise psychologist, as well as work experience.

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Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Coventry University

Department:

School of Psychological, Social and Behavioural Sciences

TEF rating:

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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.

71%
low
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.

Psychology (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
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

89%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
71%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

83%
UK students
17%
International students
21%
Male students
79%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


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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.

£18,057
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
62%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
12%
Teaching and educational professionals
10%
Public services and other associate professionals
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Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Sport and exercise 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.

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