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This master’s programme is dedicated to provide a solid foundation in the knowledge and application of psychological principles to sport, exercise and performance environments to enhance wellbeing and performance. There is a demand for training in this field for those whose ambition is to work in high performance sporting environments. In Ireland and the UK, many of those trained in sport psychology have taken up roles as performance managers, professional sport coaches and sport management.
This programme seeks to equip candidates with a sound understanding of theory and research and to develop core competencies and professional skills in 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 main aims of the programme are to create an exceptional and distinctive learning experience through innovations in teaching (e.g. e-learning module in applied positive psychology).
This master’s program aims to:
Semester 1 – Spring
Semester 2 – Summer
Semester 3 – Fall
The MSc. in Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology, the first programme of its kind at university level in Ireland, aims to prepare students for a variety of employment opportunities in the four tracks identified by the American Psychological Association, Division 47 Sport and Exercise Psychology. Specifically, these include:
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