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Diploma of Higher Education in Psychology & Sports Science (DHPS)

Overview

Interested in sports? Dreaming about how to find a decent, well respected and a well- paid job while still maintaining your passion for sports?

Here is a rare and an ideal opportunity to satisfy your competing needs to be successful in life and play in the field.

This program is designed to produce professionals in sports psychology, the individuals who are qualified in sports science as well as psychology with the ability to combine their expert knowledge to increase the effectiveness of training, psychological drive in performance and motivation and balancing personal life with the very busy schedules of professional sportsmen and women today.

Students could either continue with the same combination for the final year or to switch the fields entirely in to psychology.

Program Structure

Title

RQF Level

Credits

Duration

Teaching

Scheduled Intake

Delivery & Assessment

Mode of Assessment

Location

Awarding Body

Accreditation

Diploma of Higher Education in Psychology & Sports Science

Level 5

240

Full time Weekday Cohorts: 2 Years*

Part Time Weekend Cohorts: 3 Years*

Weekday Cohort: 3 days a week

Weekend Cohort: Saturday & Sunday

February & September

Module Based

Written Examinations + Coursework

On Campus in Sri Lanka*

CIRP

TVEC, MQA , ABE

Module Structure

The program- Diploma in Higher Education in Psychology (DHEP) is offered by Colombo Institute of Research and Psychology (CIRP) and is recognized by Coventry University. The program spans for 5 semesters and include a psychology placement module to enhance students applied psychology knowledge. Moreover, the modules are included into the curriculum to enhance the quality and standards of the students who wish to transfer to BSc (Hons) program as a continuation of further academic studies. The bridging modules are designed to equal the first year curriculum of any given Psychology BSc program adhering BPS guidelines.

Compulsory Modules

#
Module Name
Credit
01
Introduction to Psychology
15
02
Biopsychology
15
04
Social Psychology
15
04
Quantitative Research Methods
15
05
Qualitative Research Methods
15
06
Personality
15
07
Statistics 1
15
08
Motivation & Emotion
15
09
Food, Nutrition & Health
15
10
Anatomy & Physiology for Sports
15
11
Introduction to Sports Psychology
15
12
Training & Skill Development
15
13
Life Style & Well-being
15
14
Sports & Exercise Biomechanics
15

Elective Modules*

#
Module Name
Credit
01
Developmental Psychology
15
02
Psychometrics
15
03
Cognitive Psychology
15
04
Placement
15
05
Basics of Neuroscience
15
06
Coaching for Sports
15
07
Life Style Coaching
15
08
Sports & Exercise Safety
15
09
Sports & Exercise for Special Groups
15
10
Fitness & Performance Testing & Analysis
15
11
Health & Exercise Trends
15

*A Student shall select 02 electives from the list given above


Total Modules

Module Type
No of Modules
Credits
Compulsory Modules
14
210
Elective Modules
02
030
Total Modules
16
240

Entry Criteria

Traditional Entry Criteria

Minimum 2 passes at GCE/ Edexcel/ CIE A/L
+ Passed 5 subjects at O/L including Maths & English

Alternative Entry Criteria

Passed CIRP International Foundation
Or Passed a Foundation program from a recognized institute
Or Recognition of Prior learning that is acceptable to academic board

Language Proficiency

A very good command of English Language in reading, writing and speaking is required to successfully complete this program.

Students whose medium of primary and secondary education is not English, should either obtain an IELTS Score of 6.00 or any other proof of proficiency of English Language acceptable to the academic board

Admission Process

All candidates are selected through an interview

FAQ’s

How often would I have to attend classes?

Students in the weekday cohort have classes usually on 3 days of the week and about 3 -4 hours of lectures a day. Classes are conducted between 9.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m.

Weekend students have classes on Sundays, usually for about 6 hours from 8.30 a.m.

How is teaching done for this program?

Each module consists of around 15 sessions of direct teaching that covers the learning objectives and small group discussions and tutorials to support students.

How are the students assessed?

Students are assessed through a combination of a module based written examinations and coursework at the end of each semester.

How many modules are delivered in a semester?

Usually each semester is allocated 3 modules.

What learning materials and resources do I have access to?

All your lecture slides could be downloaded from the Student portal and a range of e books, journals, articles and research papers are available through CIRP Online resources. You could also refer or borrow books from CIRP library, which is open from 8.00 a.m. – 8.00 p.m. on all 7 days.