About this course
During your Foundation Year, you will undertake modules to enable you to enhance your academic skills and equip you with the tools you’ll need to study with confidence. You’ll carry out a personal project so you can study an area of interest related to your chosen future subject specialisation.
You’ll explore the benefits of a healthy population and key innovations in health and healthcare provision, with a focus on modern health issues including mental health. You’ll be introduced to multi-disciplinary perspectives on sport, exercise and physical performance including physiological, psychological, biomechanical and pedagogical concepts.
Following successful completion of the Foundation Year, you’ll progress onto the first year of our Physical Education and Sports Coaching BSc (Hons) degree.
You’ll consider teaching and coaching skills from a range of perspectives such as working in schools and community settings. You’ll develop an appreciation of how the disciplines of physical education and sports coaching complement each other, studying a combination of practical and theoretical modules in pedagogy (how to teach and coach), sports science, analysing performance, sports policy, psychology, sociology and philosophy of sport.
Our vocational approach means you’ll learn by doing, applying theory to a range of practical activities such as games, athletics, outdoor adventure activities, gymnastics and dance.
Thanks to our fantastic employer links, you’ll have the opportunity to work with schools and professional sports clubs and we’ll encourage you to volunteer or work in physical education and sports coaching alongside your studies.
The flexible nature of the degree means you’ll have the chance to adapt your knowledge, skills and experiences to any age group. You can also specialise in the areas that interest you the most, choosing from modules that include topics such as fitness, performance coaching or physical education.
Why study with us?
- Build your self-confidence, academic skills and core subject knowledge in preparation for progression onto degree-level study.
- Broaden your career options. You’ll study the subjects of physical education and sports coaching from primary and secondary age children right through to the adult population.
- You’ll have the opportunity to undertake professional placements to gain invaluable work experience.
- Follow your passions. We’ll give you the chance to specialise in the areas that interest you, whether that’s teaching, coaching or working with professional sports clubs or sporting governing bodies.