Postgraduate MSc

Psychology of Sport and Exercise

Acquire knowledge, skills and applied experience as part of a formal route to becoming a Chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist.

Psychology of Sport and Exercise

Course Overview

  • Institution code


    L27
  • Main location


    Headingley Campus Beckett Park
  • Attendance


    Full-Time
  • Duration


    12 Months
  • Start date


    12 Sep 2022

Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), this course focuses on the study of psychology within a range of sport and exercise settings, providing an essential stepping-stone to becoming a Chartered Sport & Exercise Psychologist.

As part of your course you’ll:

  • Learn how to conduct initial assessments of clients
  • Look at how to maintain professional boundaries
  • Analyse data sets
  • Develop a systematic, evidence-informed and ethical approach to your work

To support your career goals, you’ll have the opportunity to gain practical experience working with a range of clients, from recreational to elite performers, across a variety of sporting pursuits. This hands-on approach will aid your professional development, enhancing your understanding of ethical and evidence-informed practice.

The course makes you eligible for stage 2 of the qualification in Sport & Exercise Psychology and after completing BPS Stage 1 and Stage 2 qualifications, you’ll be able to use the titles of Sport and Exercise Psychologist, Registered Psychologist or Practitioner Psychologist. Members of our highly experienced team are qualified to provide BPS Stage 2 supervision.

Why study Psychology of Sport and Exercise at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Accredited by the British Psychological Society
  2. Gain practical experience working with recreational to elite performers, across a variety of sporting pursuits
  3. Develop an in-depth understanding of psychology, adopting a critical approach to its application within sport and exercise settings
  4. Take advantage of the university’s new state-of-the-art Carnegie School of Sport building
  5. Sport volunteering opportunities, which have previously included global events such as the Olympics, World Athletics Championships and Commonwealth Games
Accredited by

Carnegie School of Sport Psychology Laboratory Dr Andrew Manley, Head of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, explains how students use the Psychology Laboratory.

Sport Psychology Laboratory