This course provides an opportunity to gain a lot of hands-on experience. Early on you get to conduct your own interviews and observations, as well as collect data and complete research.

“After taking a year out to compete in tennis tournaments and travel across Europe I decided to continue with my education. On discovering the innovative research taking place at Edge Hill University the BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Psychology degree really stood out to me.

My decision to focus in this area stemmed from an original interest in sports science and my personal experiences of sport at an elite level. As well as this, I had developed an interest into the dynamics of how athletes perform, including their abilities to act, react and cope differently, which inevitably led me to sports psychology.

I really enjoy the structure of this course. You begin by learning about all of the separate aspects involved, from biological through to developmental psychology in both children and adults. Following this, you specialise in specific areas that interest you the most, enabling you to undertake your own research.

This course also provides an opportunity to gain a lot of hands-on experience. Early on you get to conduct your own interviews and observations, as well as collect data and complete research. The availability of modern equipment and high-specification labs are another great feature, which definitely aid you throughout the process.

Before starting my career I aim to continue with my studies at postgraduate level. I am also liaising with a number of professors to establish educational connections between Edge Hill and universities in California, USA, including the creation of a student exchange programme.”

To find out more about studying this programme, please view full course information for BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Psychology.