Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology

Waterford Institute of Technology

M.Sc. Blended
18 months
11500 EUR/year
5950 EUR/year
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The M.S. in Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology from Waterford Institute of Technology provides the student with an in depth and comprehensive course of study in applied sport and exercise psychology designed to help enhance the sports participation and performance of athletes and coaches. 


The Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology program offered by Waterford Institute of Technology is designed to educate specialists in the field of Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology.  

Graduates will have the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to work in the area of enhancing sports performance, sports participation and best practice at a variety of age and performance levels. Graduates will have the ability to further the psychological development of athletes, coaches, teachers and other specialists from a broad-based, sound theoretical and applied course.  

Our program focuses on teaching skills to enhance athletic performance such as goal setting and imagery.  If you enjoy helping athletes and people achieve their full sporting and exercise potential, solving complex problems and working as part of a team. 

Graduates with M.S. in Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology from Waterford Institute of Technology will be able to: 

  • Consult with athletes and teams with a view to providing psychological skills training appropriate to the individual and commensurate with their level of participation.
  • Consult with organizations, individuals and exercise professionals with regards to exercise psychology skills training and consultation.
  • Organise and operate workshops for coaches, teachers and exercise specialist in aspects of sport and exercise psychology.
  • Guide and advise clubs, schools, coaches, parents and athletes in the application of sport psychology theories and practices and assist NGBs in the area of planning and implementing policy relating to participation, performance and periodisation of the training from a psychological perspective.
  • Provide an arena for sports people to engage in reflective assessment of their involvement in sports, exercise and future developments.
  • Plan and conduct research in sport and exercise psychology.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Sport Psychology
  • Executive Business Coaching
  • Contemporary Social Psychology
  • Exercise Psychology
  • Team Building Strategies
  • Sports Performance Psychology
  • Mental Skills Training

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelors degree at honours level (Level 8) in the areas of sports science, recreation and sport or physical education  OR  A bachelors degree at honours level (Level 8) in psychology or a related discipline and a level of significant performance and/or coaching experience in sport accompanied by necessary qualifications  OR   Equivalent qualification, accreditation may be given to prior learning and previous sporting experience.

  • Applicants whose first language is not English must submit evidence of competency in English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11500 EUR per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5950 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5950 EUR per year and a duration of 18 months.


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