• Psychology of Sport and Exercise PG

Why study at Roehampton

  • You will have the opportunity to engage with your own consultancy with a client to gain experience and prepare yourself for stage 2 training with the British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • We are one of the few London universities offering a BPS-accredited programme
  • The programme was developed, and is taught, by BPS chartered psychologists (full members of the Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology)
  • Roehampton is ranked best modern university in London (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015).

Are you interested in practising as a sport and exercise psychologist? (i.e. offering sport and exercise psychology services to the public). If so, then this is the programme for you. This programme is a British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited postgraduate programme. It offers stage 1 training, a requirement for progressing to stage 2 training (normally consisting of two years’ supervised experience). Completing these stages will lead to chartered membership with the BPS and registration as a sport and exercise psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

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More details

This exciting and innovative programme provides students with a thorough theoretical, conceptual and practical grounding in the discipline. There are three broad components to the programme.


Students are taught the key concepts and theories in Sport and Exercise Psychology to provide them with a solid foundation to inform professional practice. The taught concepts include stress, motivation, confidence, concentration, mental toughness, resilience, group cohesion and more.


Students are taught the different types of approaches, assessment strategies, and psychological skills used by Registered Sport and Exercise Psychologists. Other areas of knowledge taught include reflective practice, codes of conduct and professional development.


Students learn the importance of constructive alignment between epistemological assumptions, research questions, methodologies, methods, data analysis and representation of the findings in order to critically evaluate research and make evidence-based decisions in real life contexts.

You can also take advantage of our Sports and Exercise Research Centre.

Example modules

  • Psychology of Physical Activity, Health and Injury
  • Psychology of Sport and Performance
  • Application of Psychological Support

Career options

Students go on to work as sport and exercise psychologists, fitness instructors, teachers, lecturers, counsellors and coaches, as well going on to further academic study.




Number of credits

MSc: 180; PGDip: 120

Specific entry requirements »

Postgraduate entry requirements »


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1 year (full-time); 2 years (part-time)

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Tuition fees

£7,200 (2016; full-time UK/EU)
£400 per ten credits (2016; part-time UK/EU)

£13,000 (2016; full-time International)
£725 per ten credits (2016; part-time International)

For further fee information see our UK/EU or International finance pages

Programme outline

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Related courses

MSc or PGDip Sport and Exercise Psychology »

Further information

Dr Jin Luo
+44 (0)20 8392 3000 ext 4699

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