351–400 th
World University Rankings 2020
62 nd
Young University Rankings 2016
=48 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Epinal Way, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU, United Kingdom

Sport and Exercise Psychology

The role of a sport and exercise psychologist is vital to the world of sport and integral to population health. Sport psychologists apply psychological knowledge to improve coaching, athlete learning and elite performance. They help athletes in many ways including staying motivated, managing competition pressure and coping with injury and mental health issues. Exercise psychologists, on the other hand, work to encourage the general population to engage in regular sport and exercise. Exercise psychologists also promote the mental health benefits of exercise and its capacity to reduce depression and anxiety and improve mood and well-being. Loughborough University is famed for its contributions to sport science, coaching and elite sport, and our degree in BSc Sport and Exercise Psychology offers a unique opportunity to develop advanced knowledge and practical skills in relation to the psychological principles applied to sport and exercise – at the UK’s leading university for sport. Covering all the core areas of psychology for BPS accreditation, our BSc Sport and Exercise Psychology degree will ensure you also gain an in-depth understanding of how psychological factors are used to understand and support the performance and well-being of athletes, coaches, teams and exercisers across the life span. While studying our Sport and Exercise Psychology course you will be taught by world-leading sport and exercise psychologists who are international scholars and practitioners in elite sport, youth sport, motivation, interpersonal relationships and exercise participation. Our Sport and Exercise Psychology degree offers you exactly the same varied career opportunities as any psychology degree. However, you will emerge as a graduate with a stronger knowledge and skill base for working in the sport and exercise industry and be better prepared for progressions on to an MSc in the discipline.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2020-09-28
  • Location
    Main Site,LoughboroughUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £22,350