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Sports Exercise & Performance Psychology

This MSc programme 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. There is a demand for training in this field for those whose ambition is to work in high performance sport settings. In Ireland and the UK, many of those trained in sport psychology have undertaken roles as performance directors, professional sport coaches and sport management.


Lectures are mainly held on Tuesday and Wednesday, and at other times. Content of modules can be found by using the search option on the book of modules

Further enquiries

Course Director
Dr Mark Campbell
Tel: +353 (0) 61 2349

Subjects taught

Programme Content

Semester 1 Spring
• Performance Psychology
• Work Design and Employee Well-Being
• Motor Cognition: Understanding Action in Performance and
Rehabilitation Contexts
• Exercise Psychology & Mental Health
• Choose from either:
• Advanced Empirical Psychology
• Qualitative Research Methods In Psychology

Semester 2 Summer
• Psychological Skills Training for Sports Performance
• Professional Competencies 4
• Professional Issues and Ethics in Applied Psychology
• Applied Positive Psychology
• Psychology Research Dissertation Development

Semester 3 Autumn
• Dissertation in Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology

Application date

Application Deadlines

Taught Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basies but specific programmes have individual closing dates which can be found on our on-line prospectus

Research Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis for research programmes. The applications for Research programmes are review each month by the Postgraduate Research Committee.

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