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http://www.bolton.ac.uk/courses/cour...ex&mode=single

im gonna change course from psychology to this and im wondering is it? i mean is it as good a degree, sorry for posting again but you lot seem to know about this stuff.
its a joint degree btw is this worse/better than a single :confused:

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It depends what you are planning to do after university. The sports science is more specific and would limit your career choices if you wanted to go into that field. Do you mean it's joint with Psychology? If you liked Psychology after the degree and you want to go into an applied psychology like clinical, you would need to see if this course is accredited. But it's really up to whether you think you will enjoy it more than just psychology.
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It depends what you are planning to do after university. The sports science is more specific and would limit your career choices if you wanted to go into that field. Do you mean it's joint with Psychology? If you liked Psychology after the degree and you want to go into an applied psychology like clinical, you would need to see if this course is accredited. But it's really up to whether you think you will enjoy it more than just psychology.
i will enjoy it more yeah but im worried im gonna end up with a rubbish job like working in A gym whereas psychology i could earn loads by being a councellor etc :confused:
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i will enjoy it more yeah but im worried im gonna end up with a rubbish job like working in A gym whereas psychology i could earn loads by being a councellor etc :confused:
But if you don't enjoy it as much, you probably wont do as well as you could in a subject you enjoy. You could always come out of it and do sport psychology. Do you want to be a councellor/psychotherapist? You could always do a masters in a more specialised sport related science, which meant that if you did well, you could get a really well paid job.
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(Original post by ladydeborah)
But if you don't enjoy it as much, you probably wont do as well as you could in a subject you enjoy. You could always come out of it and do sport psychology. Do you want to be a councellor/psychotherapist? You could always do a masters in a more specialised sport related science, which meant that if you did well, you could get a really well paid job.
yea i suppose i wouldn't mind being a councellor though ive never been one so wouldn't know,
thanks for ya advice
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http://www.bolton.ac.uk/courses/cour...ex&mode=single

im gonna change course from psychology to this and im wondering is it? i mean is it as good a degree, sorry for posting again but you lot seem to know about this stuff.
its a joint degree btw is this worse/better than a single :confused:

thanks
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Horrorboy is that you?
do you mean me? lol no why? i think he goes to bolton institute though
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do you mean me? lol no why? i think he goes to bolton institute though

Both doing psych, both considered sports studies or the equivalent :confused: :confused:
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Both doing psych, both considered sports studies or the equivalent :confused: :confused:
where did they say about wanting to do sports studies? although i bet he has loads of accounts but i know im not one :confused: unless he copying me ask a mod!
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(Original post by saturn)
http://www.bolton.ac.uk/courses/cour...ex&mode=single

im gonna change course from psychology to this and im wondering is it? i mean is it as good a degree, sorry for posting again but you lot seem to know about this stuff.
its a joint degree btw is this worse/better than a single :confused:

thanks
It depends if you like the physical stuff - how the body works, cardiac stuff and the alike...im quite sure there will be (and should be) increasing demand in the years ahead for sport psychologists so you may be onto a winner in terms of a career pathway...i like the psychology part of it - at 'a level' I got an A (82/90) in the module but ended up getting a d overall purely because i hated the physical stuff - i just had no motivation to learn it but that doesnt matter now. Im at a top uni - 6th i think, 3rd departmental wise in the country so i don't give a rats ass!
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It depends if you like the physical stuff - how the body works, cardiac stuff and the alike...im quite sure there will be (and should be) increasing demand in the years ahead for sport psychologists so you may be onto a winner in terms of a career pathway...i like the psychology part of it - at 'a level' I got an A (82/90) in the module but ended up getting a d overall purely because i hated the physical stuff - i just had no motivation to learn it but that doesnt matter now. Im at a top uni - 6th i think, 3rd departmental wise in the country so i don't give a rats ass!
yeah im interested in pysiology etc (that interested i can't spell it ) i can't decide on which course exactly to do now though :confused:
theres a choice of
bsc hons sport and excersise science (joint degree)
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sports science and coaching

ive no idea what i wanna go into
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yeah im interested in pysiology etc (that interested i can't spell it ) i can't decide on which course exactly to do now though :confused:
theres a choice of
bsc hons sport and excersise science (joint degree)
or
sports science and coaching

ive no idea what i wanna go into
hmm if your not sure then id choose the sport and excersise science its more general
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