Sport and physical activity is fundamental to healthy development of individuals. The Sport, Coaching and Physical Education degree will focus on understanding the development of participants in sports teaching and coaching contexts.
You’ll develop skills across a range of sports and physical activities, gaining a variety of experience in schools, coaching settings and within community sports development contexts. Many graduates progress into careers such as a PE teaching, sports coaching and working within local authorities or county sports partnerships.
The course will explore innovative approaches to coaching/teaching and encourage you to critically reflect on your own delivery and the impact different approaches have on learners. In addition, you’ll develop an understanding of contemporary issues in physical education and coaching including motivations to participate in sport and physical activity as well as the barriers to participation for different abilities and backgrounds.
This course includes both practical and theoretical aspects of teaching and coaching. Our lecturers teach on their areas of expertise and passion so you’ll always get current up to date information from those involved in clubs and community settings beyond the university.
Through the course you’ll explore key pathways including research design, pedagogy and sociology offering opportunities to explore theoretical and practical issues throughout.
In addition to this you’ll have the opportunity to explore practice in context through placements which are offered each year to encourage experiences within a variety of settings. The course will provide you with an insightful awareness of how theory from a range of areas can both inform and be informed by practice in order to develop your critical and innovative problem-solving abilities.
This course has an interactive, innovative practical learning focus and we encourage integration with other courses (eg Physical Education, Sport Coaching Science) to foster a multi-disciplinary understanding of Physical Education and Coaching. We have a strong community, both within the university and with external partners, generating a range of theoretical, practical and experiential learning opportunities.
If you don’t meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application. Please contact our admissions team if you have a question.