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Uni Cert Sport&Exercise Psychology


This certificate is recognised at MQF/EQF Level 5.



30 ECTS  



1 Academic Year (Part-Time)



The University Certificate of Sport and Exercise Psychology is a course designed to give you an introduction to sport and exercise psychology. The programme is ideal for anyone with a keen interest in sport and exercise to those working within the industry such as psychologists, health and social care professionals, athletes, coaches and physiotherapists.

It is a great starting point to learning more about sport and exercise psychology and it will give you an introduction to the range, depth and integration of skills and knowledge required for pursuing a career in sport and exercise psychology, or related area. You will be equipped with key skills that will enable you to have a good understanding of this subject area and you will learn how sport and exercise can be applied in different job roles and real life situations.



Programme Learning Outcomes

  • Knowledge and learning
  • Intellectual skills
  • Practical and subject-specific skills
  • Transferable skills

Knowledge and Understanding

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a broad base of knowledge of the concepts, theories and methodologies applicable to the selected areas of psychology.

Intellectual Skills

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a range of skills from the domains of scholarly thinking, problem solving and communication as a result of your engagement with the course materials.

Practical and Subject-Specific Skills

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Use appropriate strategies to collect information to build, inform and develop your understanding of psychology.

Transferable Skills

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Be familiar with a number of basic applications of information technology



  • Introduction to Exercise Psychology
  • Introduction to Sport Psychology
  • Research Methods in Sport and Exercise Psychology


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Our assessments are intended to comply with the university’s overall assessment strategy, which identifies a number of key principles, starting with the principle that assessment should be integral to the learning experience. Students have the opportunity to undertake a variety of forms of assessment that are appropriate to the Level and content of the module. These allow students to demonstrate that they possess both knowledge of psychology and subject-specific and transferable skills.

A range of assessment techniques are employed during the programme that are appropriate to the level of conceptual and skills development, appropriate to the module content, and explicitly mapped onto learning outcomes which are derived from programme aims and programme learning outcomes. Assessment is coursework based and there are no examinations. The type of assessment for each module is designed to allow students to demonstrate both subject knowledge and transferable skills which will be useful after graduation.

Coursework assessments may include: essays, practical reports, wikis, information leaflets, oral presentations, posters, short answer questions or various combinations of these submitted as a portfolio of work. Coursework assignments may be individual or collaborative (i.e., involve group work).



  • ‘A’ levels or an equivalent EQF/MQF Level 4 qualification; and
  • GCSE Maths (minimum grade C); and
  • GCSE English Language (minimum grade C)
  • If English is not your first language you will need IELTS 6.0 or equivalent



University of Derby UK


Last Updated: 06 Sep 17 

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