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Year of Entry 2018/19

Sport and Exercise Psychology

Study a course that can prepare you for a career in sport and exercise psychology.

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What is the fee? Home/EU: £7,000 for the course † 
International: £13,250 for the course
How long will I study? 1 Year
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
When do I start? September

Course summary

  • Study a course that can prepare you for a career in sport and exercise psychology.
  • Gain core skills in the academic and intellectual understanding and researching of sport and exercise psychology.
  • Understand the role of psychological interventions for sport performers, coaches and teams.

If you hold the British Psychological Society (BPS) Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) this course will support you along the path to becoming a chartered sport and exercise psychologist.

How you learn

Work placements

The Developing Professional Practice module offers you the opportunity to enter the sector of your choice to develop understanding of the context of sport and exercise psychology practice.

Field trips

It may be possible to study your research project overseas if it satisfies the module aims and learning outcomes.

Networking opportunities

Sheffield Hallam are a skills development partner of the Chartered Institute for Managing Sport and Physical Activity.


You will have the opportunity to undertake the University's Leadership Award. The intention is that this will enrich and develop your competitiveness in the job market and advance high-level employability-related transferable attributes that support your transition into the sport profession or the wider career sector.

Course leaders and tutors

Peter Olusoga
Peter Olusoga
Senior Lecturer

Peter is an active researcher whose interests lie in stress and burnout, particularly in the field of sports coaching, and as a Chartered Psychologist with the Briti … Read more

Applied learning

You develop your work-related and applied skills throughout the course whilst keeping a major focus on developing your core psychological skills, especially in the sport and exercise psychology subject area.

You learn through

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • workshops
  • a major research project
  • technology-enhanced learning

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • sport
  • physical activity
  • exercise
  • rehabilitation

Our graduates are ideally positioned to progress to Stage 2 of the QSEP and work towards becoming a registered sport and exercise psychologist. Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for

  • English Institute of Sport
  • NHS
  • sport national governing bodies (NGBs)
  • physical activity referral schemes

Others have gone onto further PhD study or to work as research assistants.


This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society.

Where will I study?

You study at Collegiate Campus

Collegiate campus

Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with experienced applied practitioners and expert researchers in both sport and exercise psychology.

Entry requirements

All students

You need a 2.1 honours degree or higher in a related subject and British Psychological Society (BPS) Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC).

If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or a recognised equivalent. If your level of English language is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider an appropriate Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve the required level of English.

International and European Union students - you must have been granted BPS GBC.

You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


The elective modules shown below are examples of modules you may be able to choose from.

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Techniques In Sport And Exercise Psychology Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
Module: Data Analysis Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 25%
Module: Developing Professional Practice In Sport And Exercise Psychology Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Physical Activity And Health Behaviour Change Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Project Credits: 60.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Psychology Of Sport And Performance Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Research Methods Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Skill Aquisition And Developmental Perspectives Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Social Psychological Aspects Of Sport And Exercise Psychology Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Practical:
&:nbsp; 100%

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2018/19 is £7,000 for the course.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2018/19 is £13,250 for the course.

We offer a range of scholarships and awards for international students. Find out more.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Sport and physical activity courses (PDF)

Legal information

Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.


How do I apply?

You apply for this course via our online application form.

Apply for September 2018

If you require an alternate version of the application form, please email directadmissions@shu.ac.uk.

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