Total cost of course
UK/EU: £880*
INT: £880*

*Prices correct for 2019/2020 new students. Subject to potential annual increase in September 2020.

Course length
10 weeks of part time study
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Pace of study

We recommend around 20 hours of study per week, per 20 credit module.

Assessment method

This course is assessed through 100% coursework with a range of methods such as essays, research reports, presentations, group work and practical reports.

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04 September

Course code: OLUAZ      Level 4 qualification

Whether you are looking to start your career in Psychology, introduce new theories and skills as someone who works within an exercise, health or fitness profession or are just simply taking this online exercise psychology course for personal interest, you will learn about the models and concepts to help individuals deal with issues they may encounter during physical activities or exercise.

Credit bearing online Exercise Psychology course

This online Certificate of Credit in Exercise Psychology is worth 20 credits, and will enable you to understand how different aspects of psychology can affect exercise and physical activity differently on an individual.

You will learn about the core principles of exercise psychology, and study key topics areas in exercise psychology including Stress, Affect, Mood, and Emotion, Self-esteem and Body Image, Anxiety and Depression, Pain as well as Theories of Behaviour Change and Motivation.

Exercise psychology focuses on the study of emotional and mental effects of taking part in exercise through focusing on the mind sets of individuals. Exercise psychology suits a wide range of professionals working in a variety of fields from private consultants, psychologists, GP’s, coaches, dieticians, personal trainers, health and social care professionals, P.E teacher to those working across different sectors within the health and fitness industry.

Online Exercise Psychology course suitable for many professions

As an exercise psychologists you may work closely with other professionals from nutritionists, psychotherapists, personals trainers and GPs. You may be looking to understand the role of exercise in managing chronic conditions or improving health. The course will also suit those who are interested in learning more about how you can support and motivate people to exercise and to understand the reasons behand sedentary behaviour and inactivity.

By completing this online exercise psychology course, you’ll have a greater understanding of the key factors associated with exercise psychology and lifestyle behaviour change. Through studying this module you will engage with applied exercise psychology scenarios to help you understand the role exercise plays on an individual.

This course has also been designed to help you in your personal development, whether that’s for your Continual Professional Development (CPD) or as part of your training and development plan.

How you’ll learn

Over 10 weeks you’ll complete end of unit activities that are innovatively designed to ensure you are getting the best learning experience possible. You will also have the chance to participate in discussion groups and live collaborate sessions where you can interact with staff and other students who are studying this course.

We have over 10 years’ experience in the delivery of psychology courses online which means you can expect the highest standards of teaching and education. Our specialist psychology academic team will guide you through the module, providing regular contact and feedback to ensure you stay on track. You can be assured of a supportive and structured learning experience and our online learning advisors are on hand to provide non-academic support throughout the duration of your studies.

Find out more about the online Exercise Psychology Certificate of Credit course

Listen to our recording of the Lecturer in Psychology, Dr Phil Clarke talking more about the online Exercise Psychology Certificate of Credit course.

Video Transcript

What does online learning look like?

If you're thinking of studying one of our courses, you may be wondering how online learning works and what it looks like. Below is a link that will take you to a course taster. This course taster will include a video that provides an oversight of how online learning works, an introduction from the course academic as well as a sample of the content that you will experience during the course.

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Programme Specification

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