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Sport and Exercise Psychology BSc (Hons) 2017/18 entry

Clearing 2017

Clearing places available on this course

We have limited places available on this course through Clearing. Contact us to discuss your options:

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Reasons to make us your clearing choice

  • No. 12 UK University - The Guardian University Guide 2018
  • Awarded Gold in the Teaching and Excellence Framework (TEF)
  • 1st for overseas student experiences in 2015/16 - HESA 2017
  • UK’s top new university - The Guardian and the Complete University Guides 2018
Course code:

C841

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2017

 

Fees:
Faculty:

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For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222


Overview

Study this course and start to explore how people’s thoughts, feelings and behaviours affect their sports performance.

This course teaches you the key approaches to the study of human thoughts, feelings and behaviours and how sport and exercise psychologists maximise the likelihood of consistent optimal performance in physical activity.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Teaching Excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

Course essentials

A degree which offers you more, at no extra cost

Accreditation and Professional Recognition

This course is accredited and recognised by the following bodies:

The British Psychological Society

Current accreditation from the British Psychological Society (BPS) meaning that as a graduate, provided you achieve at least a 2:2, you will be eligible for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). Additional costs may apply. Please check with the membership body for details.

What our students say...

This is an intellectually stimulating subject, and has provided me with a number of different opportunities to pursue higher education and fulfil my goal of becoming a teacher.

Ripa Begum

Course information

This course aims to provide you with knowledge of psychology in order to confer eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership* with the British Psychological Society, as well as developing your understanding of how psychology is specifically applied to sporting contexts.

Through the combined study of sport and exercise sciences and psychology, you will study the chemical, physical and mental factors which influence performance in sport and exercise.

* Additional costs may apply. Please check with the membership body for details.

91%

of our students are satisfied with the quality of the course

NSS, 2016

Modules

Overview

During the first two years of your course you will concentrate your studies on key areas of both psychology and sport science, including modules on sport psychology. Key topics include: biological psychology, social psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, individual differences, sport psychology and coaching.

You will also learn about psychological research methods and the statistical analyses that researchers in psychology use.

Modules

  • Developing as a Sport & Exercise Psychologist 1

  • Fundamentals of Sport & Exercise Psychology

  • Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology

  • Research into Sport and Exercise

  • Sport & Exercise in Culture

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

During the first two years of your course you will concentrate your studies on key areas of both psychology and sport science, including modules on sport psychology. Key topics include: biological psychology, social psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, individual differences, sport psychology and coaching.

You will also learn about psychological research methods and the statistical analyses that researchers in psychology use.

Modules

  • Developing as a Sport & Exercise Psychologist 2

  • Perspectives in Sport and Exercise Psychology 1

  • Applying Research Methods 1

  • Perspectives in Sport and Exercise Psychology 2

  • Applying Research Methods 2

  • Professional Experience

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

In your final year you will study advanced modules on sport psychology and coaching as well as a course on professional skills for psychology graduates and, of course, conduct your own independent research project study in sport psychology.

Modules

  • Developing as a Sport & Exercise Psychologist 3

  • Project Ethics

  • Independent Research Project

  • Optional modules

    3 from the following*:

    • Psychology of Gender and Sexualities
    • Mindfulness and Meditation
    • Bullying and Victimisation in Sport
    • Psychology of Teaching and Learning
    • Cognitive Affective Neuroscience in Sports Motivation
    • Ageing
    • Strengths Based Change
    • Exploring Evolutionary Psychology
    • Drug Use and Addiction applied to sporting contexts


    *Note: a maximum of seven options will be offered on a rotational basis each academic year

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

8th

Our Sports Science courses are ranked 8th by Guardian University Guide 2018

In more detail...

  • Guest lectures including practicing psychologists and researchers in psychology.
  • The chance to apply to work with staff on research projects, as student research assistants.
  • The chance to apply for an optional enhancement year work placement or study abroad opportunity on the Erasmus programme.
  • The opportunity to take a work experience module (subject to application) which will give you valuable experience and the chance to develop new skills.
  • The opportunity to join the Psychology Society. This is a group run by students in collaboration with staff. Events are largely social by nature but with an academic twist.

The opportunity to go on field trips which have previously included Amsterdam, San Francisco and Tokyo.

Your course will be based on a series of lectures, with associated seminars and workshop practical classes.

In addition, your personal tutor will review and discuss your progress with you and will be available for advice.

An estimated percentage breakdown of how your final grade is assessed:

  • Formal examinations: 40%
  • Coursework, tests, essays: 30%
  • Practical or project work: 30%

A compulsory Add+vantage module must also be completed.

40% assessed by exams

In a typical teaching week you can expect to have 8-9 hours contact time:

  • Lectures/ large group teaching: 2-4 hours
  • Seminars: 2-4 hours
  • Skills workshops: 1-4 hours
  • Add+vantage: 2 hours


These figures are a guide and are variable between semesters and across levels of study, depending up your module choices. For some modules you may have additional online lectures.

In addition, you will be expected to undertake at least 20 further hours of self-directed study each week e.g. completing recommended reading, working on coursework assignments, and exam revision.

You will be given the opportunity to study abroad for a year in a European university, in between years two and three of your course. This would be additional study and would provide you with an international experience, which is viewed favourably by potential employers.

We currently have links with 20 universities across Europe. Their courses are largely in English but there is the opportunity to learn and attend courses in a foreign language. In your year away you would not be charged fees and would expect to recieve a contribution to living expenses.

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2015/16, we were able to provide a total of 2101 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days, 76% of which were our own organised trips for undergraduates and 23% from postgraduate travel.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA)


2,101

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2015/16



16,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far


21

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses

What our students say...

This is an intellectually stimulating subject, and has provided me with a number of different opportunities to pursue higher education and fulfil my goal of becoming a teacher.

Ripa Begum

Clearing places available on this course

During Clearing, the tariff points for this course may change. Clearing tariff points will be published 14th August.

Know your results? See if we could offer you a place

Waiting for results day? Visit our Clearing pages for advice

What our students say...

This is an intellectually stimulating subject, and has provided me with a number of different opportunities to pursue higher education and fulfil my goal of becoming a teacher.

Ripa Begum

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

For more information, please visit our Finance pages.

Starts

Fee


September 2017

£9,250 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship.

Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2017

£9,250 (per year)


Scholarships

For the September 2017 and January 2018 intakes, we're investing £1 million into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students.

Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Starts

Fee


September 2017

£13,015 (per year)


Course essentials at no extra cost

We're committed to communicating study costs clearly to make sure you're not faced with having to make any unexpected payments.

This is why our ‘Flying Start’ package provides you with a few course essentials. Your full-time fee for an undergraduate degree will cover the following:

UK field trips

Any mandatory site visits and trips within the United Kingdom.

Key material

This can include core textbooks, software and equipment.

Laser prints

1,000 A4 sides of black and white laser printing credits per year.

Optional year

Pay no tuition fees for optional work placements or study abroad trips.

As well as covering UK field trips, key materials and laser print, the fees for this course also include:

  • A visit to a local sporting venue
  • Student membership of the British Psychological Society for the final year of the course
  • Disclosure and Barring Service (formally CRB Disclosure) for those undertaking placements with children
  • Free copy of SPSS statistics software


The following are additional costs not included in the fees:

  • Any optional overseas field trips or visits: £400+ per trip

What our students say...

This is an intellectually stimulating subject, and has provided me with a number of different opportunities to pursue higher education and fulfil my goal of becoming a teacher.

Ripa Begum

Career prospects

The course has been designed to equip students with a range of skills and competencies that can help set you apart from other graduates and make you attractive to potential employers.

Our tutorial system focuses on the development of skills such as group work, literature reviewing, critical analysis and being able to construct and deliver presentations.

There is also the opportunity to undergo a sandwich course over four years with one year out on work placement. All placement opportunities are supported by staff members from the Employability Placement Unit, who are specialists in identifying suitable opportunities and have links with various external organisations such as Coventry City Football Club and the Coventry Blaze Ice Hockey Team.

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University's Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.

Where our graduates work

Many of our graduates go on to work as psychologists but some also go on to become researchers, lecturers, teachers, administrators, practitioners, managers, or health and care professionals.

What our students say...

This is an intellectually stimulating subject, and has provided me with a number of different opportunities to pursue higher education and fulfil my goal of becoming a teacher.

Ripa Begum
Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place with us, a Student Contract (“the Contract”) will be formed between you and the University. The Contract will detail all of your rights and also the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and will also contain all of the obligations that the University owes to you.  We would encourage you to read the Student Contract before you accept any offer of a place at the University. A copy of the Contract can be found here.