A Sport Psychology degree provides you with the understanding to optimise athletic performance and well-being by studying the psychology behind sport. You will explore key factors affecting sports performance, such as anxiety, self-confidence, motivation, stress, coping, concentration and sport injury.
Why study Sport Psychology?
We will teach you the key concepts and theories of Sport Psychology, as well as giving you a comprehensive grounding in all core areas of psychology.
This course will provide you with a strong scientific understanding of the mind, brain, behaviour and experience and the complex interactions between these elements.
This interdisciplinary approach prepares you for work as a practitioner at all levels of sport from grassroots to Olympic level.
Why St Mary's?
Our BSc Sport Psychology programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (subject to approval). Graduation through the accredited route means that you will be eligible for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the British Psychological Society.
Our programme contains research informed teaching delivered by lecturers who are able to draw on their own research and expertise. You will also learn key transferable skills, enabling you to apply knowledge and undertake your own supervised research, exploring the impact of Sport Psychology across different contexts.
With a smaller size year group than other universities, we are able to create a community environment where students are provided with support by staff and fellow students.
- Accredited by the British Psychological Society (subject to approval)
- Excellent sports facilities and laboratories
- Taught on our historic Strawberry Hill campus with direct access to Central London via public transport