1 European Master s Programme in Sport & Exercise Psychology Taru Lintunen Department of Sport Sciences University of Jyväskylä, Finland Supported by FEPSAC
2 History of the programme Since 1988 the idea on the agenda of FEPSAC MC 1992 accepted First CD-proposal to the European Commission for funding to finance the preparation Preparatory meetings (Leuven 1992; Barcelona 1994; Amsterdam 1995; Lund 1995; Cologne 1994, 1996) Think tank of 13 colleaques Launched in : 12 students from 6 universities Vanden Auweele, Y. (2003). Sport psychology and education. The European Masters in Exercise and Sport Psychology. In: E. Apitzsch and G. Schilling (Eds.) Sport Psychology in Europe. FEPSAC An organisational Platform and a Scientific Meeting Point. FEPSAC Monograph Series n:o 2. pp Biel, Switzerland: FEPSAC.
3 Network 12 European universities involved, 11 countries: Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium University of Copenhagen, Denmark University of Leipzig, Germany University of Thessaly, Greece Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain University Montpellier 1, France Free University Amsterdam, The Netherlands Lisbon Technical University, Portugal Lund University, Sweden Halmstad University College, Sweden University of Jyväskylä, Finland Norwegian School of Sport Science, Oslo, Norway
4 Structure Two students / university 60 ECTS Entry requirements: Bachelor s degree in Physical Education, Sport Sciences, or Psychology English language
5 Structure of the Curriculum Semester I Home University, common Introductory reading package Semester II February: Two-week Intensive Course Away University Period, 4-6 Months Semester III Home university, dissertation, courses Semester IV Home university, dissertation, courses
6 Credits Allocated Common modules ECTS Credits Distance Learning package 9 Intensive Course 9 Dissertation 23 Levelling courses 3 Sub total = 44 Taught elements at home and away Universities: Exercise & Sport Psychology courses Research Methods Others Sub total = 16 Total = 60 ECTS
7 Intensive Course (IC or IP) The two-week IP is the core of the programme The purpose of the IP is to combine all the disseminated expertise we have in Europe Students and teachers of the participating universities are working together Teaching provided by the leading experts in the field Intensive learning through lectures, demonstrations, workshops Learning intercultural skills Best practice award from the European Commission
8 Funding IP s have been funded continuously since 2000 Funding received to cover students travel costs to IP and accommondation, funding also for teachers since 2006 Student exchange periods funded by Erasmus grants
9 Conclusions The programme has been a success so far (feedback of the students and the teachers, success in studies - PhD s, employment of the students ) EC Funding for individual students for the away period and IP- and CD -funding for the programme The aim that the alumni should keep on communicating achieved through ENYSSP
10 Curriculum Development Project in Sport and Exercise Psychology (CDSEP) In the course of earlier cooperation the network has been able to identify the worldwide need for education and research in sport and exercise psychology. Funding received from the European Commission for Curriculum Development for a three-year period The output is an integrated two-year Master s programme, which attracts also non-european students.
11 The network Through the long cooperation the network has become a multicultural team highly motivated to proceed in the task to establish a Joint European Masters Programme in Sport and Exercise Psychology.
12 From CD to Mundus Master s Programme in Sport & Exercise Psychology Supported by the European Commission and FEPSAC
13 European Masters in Sport and Exercise Psychology (EMSEP) Erasmus Mundus programme University of Jyväskylä, Finland (coordinator) Lund University, Sweden University of Thessaly, Greece University of Leipzig, Germany Supported by the European Commission
14 The aim of the programme To provide high quality research oriented master's level education, through English, in the multidisciplinary field of Sport and Exercise Psychology
15 Main features EMSEP programme is truly international and offers educational opportunities for students of all nationalities The two year programme consists of 120 ECTS credits The students will study in at least two universities
16 Admission requirements Previous studies: Bachelor's degree with good grades in Sport Sciences, Psychology, Social Psychology or other relevant field Proof of English language proficiency Proven interest in the field of sport and exercise psychology Basic knowledge of research methodology
17 Erasmus Mundus is Cooperation programme Four universities organise the programme jointly: Jyväskylä, Finland (coordinator); Lund, Sweden; Thessaly, Greece; and Leipzig, Germany The programme graduates will receive a Double degree (master s degree from two universities/countries)
18 Scholarship programme Possibility to apply for scholarships for both European and non European students and scholars Students: scholarships for tuition fees In addition, 1000/month for non European and 500/month for European students for living expenses Non European students receive also 8000 for traveling expenses (for the entire two years) In total, for non European students and for European students during two years of study to cover the tuition fees and living expenses
19 Mobility programme
20 Welcome to apply! Next application round opens on November 18, 2013 and deadline will be December 20, 2013 for studies starting in autumn 2014 More information:
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22 Career and Employment Survey for the Former Students of the European Master s Programme in Sport and Exercise Psychology (EMPSEP) Lintunen, T. 1, Elbe, A.-M. 2, Apitzsch, E. 3, Strengell, A.-M. 1, Alfermann, D. 4, Bakker, F. 5, Boen, F. 6, Cruz, J. 7, Gernigon, C. 8, Johnson, U. 9, Papaioannou, A. 10, Roberts, G. 11, Serpa, S. 12, Stambulova, N. 9 & Stelter, R. 2, 1 University of Jyväskylä, Finland, 2 University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 3 Lund University, Sweden, 4 University of Leipzig, Germany, 5 Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 6 Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, 7 Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain, 8 University Montpellier 1, France, 9 Halmstad University College, Sweden, 10 University of Thessaly, Greece, 11 Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Norway, 12 Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
23 Aim of the study Determine the participants employment status Explore satisfaction with the programme Identify relationship between participation in the programme and employment status
24 Questionnaire 1. Biographical Information 2. Educational Background 3. First job after graduation 4. Current job situation 5. Satisfaction with EMPSEP Mainly closed questions
25 Online Survey Conducted in June 2008 Programme: Survey Xact Sent out to 174 former students ( ) Response rate: 64 complete, 6 partial (40.2%) Age: 31.5 years (SD= 4.7) Gender: 57.1 % female, 42.9 % male
26 Programme description by students 41.6% of the descriptions focus on the knowledge aspect 20.8% on the networking opportunities 14.3% highlight the international experience 9.1% focus on career enhancement aspects 7.8% address the lack of applied contents 6.5% mention the expertise of the teachers
27 First Job 85.9% of the participants have started working 52.7% state that a Master s degree was a requirement for receiving their first job after graduation 56.4% are still at the same job
28 Employment status 40% a permanent position 27.3% a fixed term or temporary job 25.5% a part time job 5.5% are self-employed 1 person (1.8%) is employed by subsidies
29 Current employment setting 13 (18.6%) indicated that they worked in an applied setting in their first job and / or are currently working in an applied setting 42 (60 %) are working in another setting (e.g. research, teaching, business) 9 (12. 9%) have not completed their degree yet or are not in their first job yet (6 missing answers = 8.6%)
30 Further education 19 students (37.3 %) have completed or are completing a PhD Main reasons: Interested in research Want to pursue an academic / university career
31 Satisfaction with EMPSEP Students rated their satisfaction with the programme in relation to their career as 4.72 (SD=1.13). Scale: extremely dissatisfied (1) to extremely satisfied (6)
32 Satisfaction with EMPSEP 68.8% of the participants feel that they have benefited from the international network provided by the programme s students and teachers. 93.8% would recommend the European Master s programme to other students in their field.
33 Conclusion EMPSEP students are employable. EMSEP students are satisfied with the programme.
34 Thank you for your attention!