You'll be taught the key concepts and theories in Sport and Exercise Psychology to provide you with a solid foundation to inform professional practice. The taught concepts are likely to include stress, motivation, confidence, concentration, mental toughness, resilience, group cohesion and more.
You'll learn about 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.
You'll also gain an understanding of 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 Science Research Centre.
Key areas of study
We offer a diverse range of modules to help you build your understanding. We also give you the chance to focus on particular topics that interest you. Recent examples of core modules have inlcuded Approaches to Psychological Support,
Research Methods, Professional Practice and the Application of Sport Psychology.
Optional areas of study might include Psychology of Sport and Performance, Physiological Assessment, Biomechanical Assessment, Nutritional Aspects of Sport & Exercise Performance or Musculo-Skeletal Sport Injuries.
Student Research Achievements
Roehampton Masters students are encouraged to achieve excellence within their research. This is assisted through excellent access to our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and quality engagement with staff research knowledge and areas of expertise.
Internships and placements
Sports Science and Sport Roehampton staff are constantly seeking to develop good working relations with National and local sporting organisations. Consequently, we are often able to offer our MSc students invaluable opportunities to gain experience of providing high level scientific support.
Internships are training packages developed in association with sporting organisations to specifically provide students with the opportunity to develop professional-level applied skills within real, high- level sporting environments. Read more