Sport, Coaching & Physical Education is an exciting, multi-disciplinary degree which equips you with the vocational, professional and academic knowledge and experience required for those with aspirations for a successful career in coaching, teaching, sports development or the health and fitness industry.
This degree requires your practical involvement in sport and physical activity in order to systematically challenge and critique the theoretical aspects of Sport, Coaching & Physical Education.
Sports coaches and physical educators have the opportunity to impact significantly on the lives of those they are supporting and this requires thoughtful, innovative and informed practitioners which this degree aims to develop.
Why choose this course
A key feature of the course is its integration of applied professional practice with theory. You will examine academic subjects and develop your critical skills in a variety of practical settings. This may include working alongside professional coaches in elite settings or examining issues linked to sport and physical education provision in schools.
Our links with local sports partnerships, governing bodies, professional sports clubs and Sports Coach UK provide exciting work placement and career opportunities. Our staff are also involved in exciting research projects, developing knowledge and professional links that students can access.
What you will study
You will study a range of modules which focus on the key aspects of sport, coaching and physical education.
- In Year 1 the initial learning focus requires you to demonstrate your written, practical performance and presentation skills in all modules. It provides an introduction to analysis which will feature more heavily in assessments at the next level.
- In Year 2 you will have greater opportunities for choice and specialisation, directly reflected in the variety and relevance of assessment types offered. The abilities to compare, contrast, reflect and relate concepts are evaluated. These are assessed through more challenging tasks, more required elements for each module, and greater connectivity between academic, performance coaching and professional insights.
- In your final year you will need to demonstrate your ability to function individually and in group and research settings. You will be given all-important opportunities to cope with working under supervised conditions. This develops independence and the ability to think more critically.
Year 1 (level 4)
Modules include introductions to the main themes within the degree programme, allowing you to gain insight into sports development, coaching and physical education.
- Sport and Physical Education
- Young People and Physical Activity
- Anatomy and Physiology in Sport and Exercise
- Fundamentals of Sports Coaching
Year 2 (level 5)
Modules build on the main themes introduced at level 4 with topics such as sociology, psychology, physiology and pedagogy further developed.
- Physical Education and Coaching Pedagogy
- Research Methods in Sport and Exercise
- Health, Fitness and Wellbeing
- Sports Development, Promotion and Leadership
- Professional Contexts
- Adapted Physical Activity, Sport and Disability
Year 3 (level 6)
In the final year the focus is on advanced research and applied modules. You will be expected to develop links with local sports clubs, coaches and schools in order to collaborate on innovative projects. Honours modules give you the opportunity for in-depth research in areas of your choice.
- Measurement and Evaluation in Sport and Exercise
- Analysis of Coaching Performance
- Contemporary Issues in Sport and Physical Education
- Active Lifestyles
We use a variety of imaginative approaches to assessment that enable you to utilise your strengths. Over the course of your studies you could expect your assessment to include presentations, multimedia reports, displays, portfolios, individual research projects, essays, exams and work in the Human Performance Laboratory.
We recognise that individuals come from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, and accordingly use a wide range of assessment strategies. You can expect to be guided and supported carefully in your first year, gradually becoming more independent as the course progresses.
|You will normally need 96 -112 UCAS tariff points (from a maximum of four advanced level qualifications).
We welcome a range of qualifications that meet the requirement above such as:
This list is not exhaustive, please click here for the qualifications we consider in the new UCAS Tariff.
In addition, all students will need to pay £57.20 for an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). A successful Enhanced Disclosure is required before commencing the course.
If you are unsure if your qualifications are suitable, please contact our Enquiries team for advice on +44 (0) 1522 583658 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to talk to you about your individual circumstances. We also encourage applications from mature students and recognise that your experience or qualifications are likely to be different. Again, please contact Enquiries if you require any further information.
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Accreditation for Prior Learning
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Award: BSc (Hons)
Duration: 3 years full time
Start Date: September 2017
Typical Offer: 96 – 112 UCAS tariff points
Institution Code: B38
UCAS Code: C610