BSc in Psychology (Sport, Health and Exercise)

Brunel University London, United Kingdom
BSc in Psychology (Sport, Health and Exercise)
Next enrollment cycle September 2024 See all cycles
First Year Fee KES 3,704,956
Course Accredited By BPS
3 Years On Campus Undergraduate Degree

Psychology in Sport, Health and Exercise is an area of growing interest, particularly in the world of professional sport. Through studying the link between the mind and the body, we can understand things like motivation and determination, and the effect that physical activity has on the brain.

  • This course is jointly delivered by the Divisions of Psychology and Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences. It is accredited by the British Psychological Society.
  • The Division of Psychology offers a firm foundation of learning including cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, and biological psychology. Quantitive and qualitative research methods are taught to support experiments you may carry out as research for your dissertation.
  • The Division of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences will cover the fundamentals of sports psychology, and how to apply research knowledge to real-world situations. You will learn about experiences you may encounter as an applied psychology practitioner in both sport and exercise contexts.
  • As an accredited course, should you graduate with a 2:2 grade or higher, you will be eligible to apply for graduate membership of the British Psychological Society. Membership will be key if you choose to pursue postgraduate training. It’s also a pre-requisite of entry to all accredited Stage 2 and Doctoral programmes needed to become a chartered psychologist – be it in Sport and Exercise or otherwise.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2024

Entry Requirements

UK entry requirements

  • GCE A-level BBB.
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDM in any subject.
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DM in any subject with an A-level at grade B.
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D in any subject with A-levels grade BC.
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma 30 points.
  • Obtain a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3.
  • Five GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 or above are also required, including English Language and Maths.

EU and International entry requirements

  • If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 5.5 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 59 (59 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 63% (min 55% in all areas)
  • TOEFL: 92 (min R18, L17, S20, W17)
  • The combination of psychology and sport creates an interesting and diverse study program. You will learn about core psychology theories and methodologies. This knowledge will complement your understanding in specialist areas specific to sport such as health and wellbeing or the effect of hormones and drugs on the brain.
  • This course can be studied 3 years full-time or 4 years full-time with placement, starting in September.

Year 1

  • PY17XX - Employability in Psychology
  • PY1607 - Foundations of Psychology III: Brain and Cognition
  • PY1606 - Foundations of Psychology I: Learning and Social Psychology
  • SP1600 - Introduction to the Psychology of Sport and Exercise
  • PY1700 - Research Methods
  • PY1701 - Statistics

Year 2

  • PY2705 - Advanced Data Analysis
  • PY2704 - Biological Psychology
  • PY2701 - Cognitive Psychology
  • PY2602 - Developmental Psychology
  • SP2720 - Developing Research Methods and Data Analysis Skills
  • SP2603 - Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing in the Life Course
  • SP2606 - The Psychology of Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity: Theory and Application
  • PY2606 - Qualitative Research Methods
  • PY2700 - Quantitative Research Methods

Year 3

  • PY3703 - Advanced Issues in Individual Differences
  • PY3702 - Advanced Issues in Social Psychology
  • SP3606 - Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • SP3604 - Issues in Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing
  • SP3607 - The Psychology of Physical Activity for Health
  • Advanced Research Methods and Data Analysis: Final Year Project


  • PY3610 - Animal Behaviour
  • PY3607 - Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • PY3614 - Disorders of Perception and Movement Control
  • PY3618 - Drugs, Hormones and the Brain
  • PY3617 - Evolutionary Psychology
  • PY3621 - Forensic Psychology
  • PY3615 - Human Sexual Diversity
  • PY3623 - Mindfulness: Neuroscience and Clinical Applications
  • PY3612 - Personality and Close Relationships
  • PY3601 - Practical Investigations of Mind and Brain
  • PY3616 - Psychoanalytic Psychology
  • PY3613 - Psychology of Reading and its Impairments
  • PY3619 - Psychology of Religion
  • PY3622 - Psychology of Social Media

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