This MSc in Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology programme at University of Limerick is dedicated to providing a thorough grounding in the knowledge and application of psychological principles to sport, exercise and performance settings in order to enhance wellbeing and performance. It seeks to equip candidates with a sound understanding of theory and research and develop core competencies and professional skills across a range of key domains including the following: motor cognition and skill acquisition; performance psychology; exercise and mental health; applied positive psychology; organisational behaviour and wellbeing; professional issues and ethics; and research design and methods.
The core aims of the programme are to create an outstanding and distinctive learning experience through innovations in teaching (e.g. e-learning module in applied positive psychology), instilling a scientist practitioner approach across both sport and exercise contexts and highlighting the role of ethical considerations in practice. The MSc. aims to: Provide a learner-focused and connected curriculum to enable students to develop their capacity to think critically and acquire a broad set of attributes as identified by the UL as knowledgeable, proactive, innovative, responsible, articulate and collaborative. Extend the traditional remit of sport psychology by focusing on performance restoration, resilience and mental health, rather than exclusively targeting performance enhancement. Enhance the understanding of mental health challenges in sport contexts using a positive psychology approach.
Develop a multidisciplinary mode of graduate enquiry coupled with an ethical scientist-practitioner basis. Lead the provision of postgraduate training in this evolving field of Performance psychology. Provide stage one of the recognition process for sport and exercise psychologists for PSI and BPS. Include the appropriate skills to enable graduates to develop a case study submission as part of their application for professional membership of the Irish Institute of Sport.
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- Performance Psychology
- Work Design And Employee Well-Being
- Understanding Action in Performance And Rehabilitation
- Exercise Psychology & Mental Health Choose
- Qualitative Research Methods In Psychology
- Psychology and Mental Health
- Psychological Skills Training for Sports Performance
- Professional Competencies
- Professional Issues and Ethics in Applied Psychology
- Applied Positive Psychology
- 12 months
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DisciplinesPsychology Sports Management View 10 other Masters in Sports Management in Ireland
- Qualification transcripts and certificates,
- English language qualification(s) if English is not your first language
- Certified English translation of your transcripts/certificates where the original transcripts are in a language other than English,
- A CV (Curriculum Vitae),
- Scanned copy of any membership of psychological societies and CPD workshop attendance,
- A copy of your birth certificate or passport
International12598 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12598 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA6538 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6538 EUR per year during 12 months.
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