Professional Practice in Physical Education and School Sport (Postgraduate Certificate / Postgraduate Diploma / MA)

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Study mode

Full-Time or Part-Time

Campus

Oxstalls, Gloucester

Develop expertise and knowledge that will enhance your teaching practice

This course is aimed at professionals currently working in, or aspiring to work in, a physical education or school sports setting. It will give you opportunities to develop expertise and knowledge that will enhance your teaching practice.

Physical education is key to developing in children a lifelong engagement with sport and physical activity, encouraging them to enjoy the many benefits that come from an active lifestyle - such as increased motivation, confidence and fitness levels. On this course, you will work with fellow practitioners using cutting-edge expertise and research to enhance your skills and knowledge, and to develop your own teaching practices.

You will be supported by staff who are experienced teachers and active researchers in fields such as the creation of effective learning environments, health literacy, physical literacy and teaching models. You will also benefit from expert guest lecturers, and will gain an interdisciplinary understanding of physical education and school sport, by working alongside students studying other subjects, such as coaching, sports therapy and strength and conditioning.

Study style

Study takes place in workshops, where students are encouraged to share ideas, solutions and experiences.

Assessments include written assignments, research projects, presentations and reflective writing. All are designed to allow students to relate theory to their own practice and the context in which they teach. Students will be encouraged to engage in research within their own context in order to promote higher levels of evidence-based practice.

Entry requirements

  • At least a 2.2 honours degree in a physical education-related subject
  • Some experience in a physical education and/or school sport setting, working with children and young adults over five years old
  • Applicants may be invited for interview
  • EU and international students need IELTS 6.0 overall (no less than 5.5 in any band) or equivalent
  • DBS clearance

Fees

See the further details of tuition fees when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire.

Careers

  • Director of sport in the school or further education sector
  • Supporting progression to university lecturer posts

oxstalls campus

State of the art facilities

Enjoy our first-class teaching facilities, including our brand new international standard sports hall (planned for 2018), and use innovative technologies such as IRIS Connect to record, observe and analyse your teaching practices.

expert teaching

Access to experts

You will be supported by staff who are experienced teachers and active researchers in fields such as the creation of productive learning environments, health literacy, physical literacy and effective teaching models. You will also benefit from our programme of expert guest lecturers.

multi-discipline

Inter-disciplinary experience

Gain an interdisciplinary understanding of physical education and school sport, by working alongside students studying subjects such as coaching, sports therapy and strength and conditioning.

Contact us

Find out more about our courses.

+44 (0)3330 141414