Master of Exercise and Sport Psychology (Adv.)

Degree: Master
University: University of Leuven , Faculty: Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation
City: Leuven , Country: Belgium
Discipline: Social Sciences
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  • Start Date of Studies September
  • Admission deadline June 1 (EEA); March 1 (Non EEA)
  • Language English
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  • Programme Description

    Programme Description

    It is a post-initial master: an advanced programme aimed at students who have already obtained a Master's degree or its equivalent. The aim of the programme is to develop an in-depth understanding of exercise and sport psychology, and to create a common language between European researchers in the areas of health, sport performance, youth sport, and recreation sports.

    Students will tackle questions like: "how can sedentary people be motivated to adopt an active and healthy lifestyle?", and "how can individual athletes with fear-of-failure be counselled to enhance their performance?"

    The programme is elaborated by experts of 14 European partner-universities and three of the four modules include an explicit European dimension. This European dimension permits the combination of the expertise and knowledge of those institutions that already have courses in exercise and sport psychology at master's level, and those institutions that can only contribute individual experts. In terms of students numbers the European level allows countries with only a few students interested in the topic to offer the highest possible quality. In Belgium, only the Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences of the K.U.Leuven offers this programme.

    Students who successfully completed the European Master in Exercise and Sport Psychology should possess the necessary scientific and professional competences both in research and practice. Moreover, they should be able to gain further scientific knowledge, to develop scientifically based points of view and to formulate scientifically validated statements.

    To realise this the students should possess:

    * an advanced, specialised knowledge in the field of exercise and sport psychology;
    * the attitude and competence to augment this knowledge and to continue life-long specialisation;
    * the competence to apply this knowledge in relevant practical settings: individual counselling, organisational settings, policy making, ...;
    * sufficient scientific knowledge to be able to participate in scientific research;
    * a broad analytic, problem solving and interdisciplinary way of thinking.


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