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Plymouth Marjon University (St Mark & St John)

Sport and Exercise Psychology

UCAS Code: SEP1

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Excluding General Studies

We will accept 2 AS levels in lieu of one A level but must be accompanied by 2 A Levels or BTECs General Studies is excluded.

Achieve 30-42 level 3 credits at merit/distinction with a minimum of 18 Level 3 credits at Distinction

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Grade C or 4 English Language or an acceptable equivalent qualification

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

DMM

We will accept triple grades achieved from a combination of other BTEC qualifications

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Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Coaching psychology

This BPS-accredited degree enables you to study the subject of psychology and apply it to the field of sports and exercise psychology and sports performance. The course provides a scientific understanding of the human mind and behaviour, addressing the key areas of psychology: developmental, biological, social, cognitive, individual differences and research methods.
You will be regularly putting theory into practice, through enquiry based learning and other opportunities where your curiosity about psychology, sports and working with people will develop as you learn through both group and individual projects.

**Why this course at Marjon?**
• Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).
• Mix your interest in sports with the study of psychology.
• Practical approach - we believe you learn through doing so practical research and enquiry is common practice in order for you to understand theoretical principles.

**What might I become?**
Graduates of psychology are well placed to gain employment in a wide range of local, national and international organisations and careers. You will have developed values, transferable skills and knowledge which will enable you to excel in the workplace.
You could take your love of sports and exercise psychology into further study; for example, you could study for a Master’s degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology, before undertaking supervised training towards becoming an accredited Sport and Exercise Psychologist.

**Find out more at Open Day**
Open Day is your opportunity to find out more about studying Sport and Psychology at Marjon. You’ll meet lecturers and look around our world class Sport & Health Centre and dedicated psychology lab. Our student life talks will help you prepare to go to university, covering topics such as careers, funding, sport and our award winning on-campus student support service. You can also take a tour of the campus with a current student and find out about the student-led clubs and societies.

Book on to an Open Day at: www.marjon.ac.uk/open-day

**Why study at Marjon?**
• Awarded SILVER Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
• High quality teaching Ranked No 1 in England for teaching quality in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.
• Joint 12th in UK for Student Satisfaction as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.
• Top 10 in the UK for student experience as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019*.
• 5th in UK for Courses and Lecturers in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA) 2019.

*Rankings published 23 September 2018. Oxford and Cambridge excluded due to low response rates. Based on National Student Survey 2018

Modules

Melissa Coyle - Lecturer, Sport & Exercise Psychology;
“In your first year you will gain an understanding of psychology and how that applies to a sporting context. You will also learn about factors that impact on health and wellbeing and how they can be overcome. During your second year you will learn key concepts in exercise psychology such as social support, self-esteem and concentration. You will also study key concepts such as memory, language and personality. In the third year you will learn advanced applied psychological techniques that can help improve sporting performance and will also study professional ethics and relationship management skills.”

1st Year
Introduction to Psychology
Social Psychology
Introduction to Sport, Exercise & Health Psychology
Health & Wellbeing
Understanding Research; Theory & Method

2nd Year
Sport & Exercise Psychology
Social Psychology
Thinking & Learning
Memory & Language
Quantitative Research Methods
Qualitative Research Methods

3rd Year
Applied Sport & Exercise Psychology
Advanced Sport & Exercise Psychology
Working with People
Neuropsychology
Empirical Project

Assessment
Assessment methods are through case studies, exams, practice al assessment, critical reviews, essays, oral presentations, poster presentations, portfolios, and research thesis.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods are through case studies, exams, practical assessment, critical reviews, essays, oral presentations, poster presentations, portfolios, and research thesis.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Plymouth Marjon University (St Mark & St John)

Department:

School of Sport, Health and Wellbeing

TEF rating:

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