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Exercise Psychology (Online)

University of Derby

2 months
905 GBP/full
905 GBP/full
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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 Exercise Psychology (Online) at University of Derby for personal interest, you will learn about the models and concepts to help individuals deal with issues. 

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This online Certificate of Credit in Exercise Psychology (Online) at University of Derby 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.


The course is ideal for anyone working in health, health promotion or sports and exercise who wants to know more about the psychology behind exercise and physical activity.

Programme Structure

  •  The aim is to provide you with a sound understanding of theory and research into exercise psychology including areas of psychological well-being and adherence. 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 2 months

Start dates & application deadlines


20 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

You require:

  • GCSE Maths (minimum grade C)
  • GCSE English Language (minimum grade C)*

We also accept Access qualifications (with a grade of 22 merits or a distinction).

We will need to consider all the information that you've included in your application. We want to see that you're enthusiastic and motivated to take this course and that you have the potential to benefit from studying your degree through online learning. Entry to the programme is at the discretion of the Academic Lead and prior to beginning your study you may need to speak to them.

If you have a significant amount of experience within a sports and exercise role or career, your application will also be considered.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    905 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 905 GBP for the full programme during 2 months.
  • National

    905 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 905 GBP for the full programme during 2 months.


  • You will need to apply separately for the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship, the International Excellent Student Scholarship and the GREAT Scholarship, but all others are assessed for eligibility alongside your application. 
  • Our new EU Transition Bursary offers financial support to our European students. If you normally reside in the EU and are starting your undergraduate or postgraduate taught course in September or January , you could be eligible for this reduction in your tuition fees. If you have home fee status or have EU settled or pre-settled status in the UK, you are not eligible for international scholarships but you may be eligible for the Derby Achievement Scholarship. 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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