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On completion of the Professional Doctorate in Sport and Exercise Psychology, you'll hold a doctoral degree and be eligible to apply to register with the Health and Care Professions Council as a Practitioner Psychologist.

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Overview

This course was the first Professional Doctorate in Sport and Exercise Psychology to be approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). On completion of this course you will hold a doctoral degree and be eligible to apply to register with the Health and Care Professions Council as a Practitioner Psychologist.

The course offers a unique blended learning opportunity for those who wish to achieve both the highest level of academic degree and vocational qualification to practice as a psychologist within the sport and exercise domain. Holding these dual qualifications is increasingly important for both career and professional development in the field of sport and exercise psychology.

What you will experience?

 On this course you will:

  • Gain advanced research skills through the completion of a doctoral level programme of research.
  • Be supervised by BPS Chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologists, Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Psychologists, and British Association of Sport and Exercise Scientists (BASES), Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientists. All supervisors are experienced researcher-practitioners with extensive applied experience.
  • Develop advanced ethical, communication, and consultancy competencies in applied sport and exercise psychology practice.

What Opportunities Might It Lead To?

Specific careers directly related to this qualification include becoming an applied practitioner, researcher, or lecturer in sport and/or exercise psychology. Applied practitioners tend to be self employed or employed by national governing bodies, sport institutes, or private sport organisations.

Researchers tend to be employed by commercial companies and academic institutions. Lecturers in this field are employed by further and higher educational establishments.

You will not only be qualified for a career in applied sport and exercise psychology, but also in sports and exercise science, and management roles within the world of sport, for example, national governing bodies. Alternatively, given the range of general employability skills developed throughout the course, you could also go on to a variety of careers in other sectors, for example, business, the police and the armed services.

Accreditation

This course is approved by the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) for the purpose of eligibility for entry to the HCPC register as a practitioner psychologist.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Publication and Dissemination
  • Proposal for Professional Research and Development Project and Professional Practice and Research
  • Professional Research and Development Project in Sport and Exercise Psychology

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October

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On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An undergraduate degree or conversion course in Psychology or Sport and Exercise Psychology which confers Graduate Basis for Chartered status (GBC), and a BPS accredited masters degree which confers Stage I of the BPS Qualification in Sport and Exercise Psychology. Should an applicant not have completed these prior degrees, it is possible that they could complete these pre-requisites within the department before progressing onto the Professional Doctorate.
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 7.0 with no component score below 6.5.
  • Applicants are subject to interview. 
  • All offers are subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance.

Tuition Fee

https://www.port.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/funding-your-research-degree

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Living costs for Portsmouth

710 - 1099 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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