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Baccalaureus Psychologiae (Sport Psychology) (Full-time) Qual Code: 64200)

Holders of this degree qualify for registration as Registered Counsellors with the Professional Board for Psychology of the Health Professions Council of South Africa provided that they pass an examination set by the Professional Board for Psychology.  Candidates must comply with the following admission requirements:

Admission Requirements:

  • APS of 36

  • Minimum National Senior Certificate (NSC) requirements for degree entry

  • At least level 3 (40-49%) for English, Afrikaans or Xhosa (home language or first additional language)

  • NSC rating of at least level 2 (30-39%) for Maths or level 4 (50-59%) for Mathematical Literacy

  • An APS score of between 26 and 35 will be referred to write the Access Assessment Test

  • Candidates must pass a medical examination as required by the Department of Human Movement Sciences

Duration of this qualification shall extend over at least four years of full-time study and shall include an internship (practicum) of no less than six months.

First Year Modules (total  credits: 126)

Core modules:

  • Introductory psychology
  • Child and adolescent development
  • Adult development and ageing
  • Psychology as a profession
  • Anatomy I 
  • Sport & Exercise Psychology I 
  • Motor control & Learning 1
  • Exercise Science 1
  • Evaluation Methods 1
  • Sport Coaching 1
  • Organisation of the Human Body, Support and Movement
  • Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Digestive Systems, Nutrition and Metabolism
  • Urinary System, Acid-base, Senses and Hormones
  • The Professional Helping Process and Intervention 
  • Nervous system, brain, defence mechanisms
  • The Professional Helping Process and Intervention
  • Introduction to Professional Relationships
  • Introduction to Professional Communication
  • Basic Pro0fessional Communication Skills

Second Year Modules (total credits: 131)

Fundamental module:

  • Statistical methods in behavioural sciences

Core modules:

  • Social psychology
  • Coping skills
  • Health psychology
  • Psychopathology
  • Psychometrics
  • Psychological Research Methods
  • Biomechanics 1
  • Exercise Physiology 1
  • Sport Management 1
  • Recreation 1
  • First Aid
  • Introduction to Group Work
  • Group Work Practice Skills (1)

Plus 2 of the following:

  • Athletics (Field)
  • Athletics (Track)
  • Cricket
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Elective (ad hoc)

Third Year Modules (total credits: 132)

Core Modules:

  • Career Psychology
  • Marital and Family Interaction
  • Introduction to Psychological Assessment
  • Research Planning
  • Crisis Management Skills
  • Psychopathology Practicum
  • Introduction to Psycho-education
  • Sport Psychology Intervention
  • Sport Coaching II
  • Anatomy II
  • Exerci9se3 Physiology II
  • Sport & Exercise Psychology II
  • Exercise Science II
  • Group Work Intervention

Plus one of the following:

  • Cognitive and Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Personality Psychology

And one of the following:

  • Exercise Science Practicve Specialisation
  • Sport Specialisation

Fourth Year Modules (total credits: 125)

Core modules:

  • Practice management and ethics
  • Research and data analysis skills 
  • Treatise
  • Mentoring and supervision
  • Sport psychology
  • Exercise psychology
  • Sport and exercise psychology practice
  • Sport psychology: Practicum A
  • Sport pscyhology: Practicum B
  • Motor Control & Learning II

Please note:  Admission to all elective modules with a high practical content may be restricted due to limitations in the number of students who may be accommodation in such modules.  All elective modules must be chosen in consultation with the BPsych and HMS programme teams.  Note also that "Practicum" is eqyi


Contact information
Dr Lynn Slogrove
Senior Lecturer & Counselling Psychologist (Sport)
Tel: 27 41 504 2646