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Sports Psychology With Foundation Year

Bucks New University
Program overview
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
12,500 GBP
Start dates
Aylesbury
12,500 GBP
September 2020

Aylesbury
12,500 GBP
February 2021

High Wycombe
12,500 GBP
September 2020

Uxbridge
12,500 GBP
September 2020

Program description

Sports Psychology With Foundation Year

The Foundation Year will allow you to develop your academic study skills and build confidence in your abilities, identifying your own strengths and development needs for progression onto an undergraduate degree.

Do you have a passion for sport and exercise? Do you want to find out what psychological aspects support sporting achievement? With Sports Psychology, you’ll be well versed in the techniques and skills required to understand how sports people can achieve their full potential. You’ll acquire the knowledge and skills, which will allow you to not only understand the unique psychological issues influencing an athlete’s preparation and performance, but also how to effectively design a Program of psychological support based on cutting edge research and the learning gained through this qualification.

Learn key skills

Through course assessments you'll gain key skills such as teamwork, Program design, critical analysis and synthesis skills, as well as how to give engaging presentations, write concise reports, and analyse data effectively.

Admission requirements

What are the course entry requirements?

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the 3-year undergraduate Program, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a Level 4 course, will be considered for the 4-year Program including a Foundation Year.


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Program content

Foundation Year Modules

  • Preparing for Success Knowledge and Creativity
  • Preparing for Success Self-development and Responsibility
  • Inquiry Based Learning
  • Introduction to Sport Development and Performance

Year 1 Modules

  • Human Sciences for Physical Education (optional)
  • Introduction to Coaching Theory and Practice
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology: Emotions and Behaviour
  • Intro to Biological Psychology and Cognitive Psychology
  • Intro to Developmental and Social Psychology
  • Intro to Personality and Applying Psychology (optional)
  • Psychological Research Methods
  • Sports Psychology: Individual Differences and Group Dynamics

Year 2 Modules

  • Applied Sport & Performance Psychology
  • Cognition & Emotion in Sport & Exercise Psychology
  • BioPsychology
  • Cognitive Processes in Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology
  • Quantitative Research Methods in Psychology

Year 3 Modules

  • Professional Development and Employability
  • Working With a Client
  • Empirical Dissertation
  • Historical and Conceptual Issues in Psychology
  • Issues in Personality and Individual Differences
  • Critical Social Psychology
  • Professional Practice Issues in Sports Psychology

Tuition fees

Academic Year 2020-2021 Full-time Fees

  • Home and EU: £9,250 per year
  • International: £12,500 per year

Career opportunities

What are my career prospects?

Your sports psychology Program will be of interest to employers including, sports clubs, national and international sports organisations, local authorities and sports management companies. This could be working within sports coaching, personal training, sports administration or consultancy. Your accreditation via the BASES, NOS and BPS will all be relevant to future employers in these areas.

We’ll help you find a career that suits you with talks that cover both voluntary work and full-time employment. And you won’t be limited to just sports psychology careers either. The skills that you'll gain, such as research and analysis, will make you employable across many careers in science and health.

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About this institute

Bucks New University

Bucks New University

“Shortlisted in the International category of WhatUni Students’ Choice Awards 2019’’     With a rich 125-year history, Bucks New University offers high quality, employment-focused degree programmes in a wide range of subject areas, from pilot training to business, and nursing...


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Bucks New University

Queen Alexandra Road
HP11 2JZ High Wycombe Buckinghamshire
United Kingdom

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