This programme builds on the foundations of physical education and sport provided by schools and colleges through the physical education National Curriculum and wider programmes in sport and leisure.
The programme provides theoretical courses related to the scientific, psychological and sociological study of physical education and sport, and practical courses in athletics, dance, games, gymnastics and swimming. A residential course forms part of the outdoor and adventure experience.
Throughout the degree, there are courses related to sport policy, practice and development which consider the principles of teaching and coaching as well as sport in the local, national and international community. In the final year, students have an opportunity to undertake courses from a range of options, as well as pursue a relevant independent study in their chosen area.
-Theoretical Issues 1
-Athletics, Gymnastics, Dance and Swimming
-Physical Education and Sport: Policy and Practice 1
-Theoretical Issues 2
-Physical Education and Sport: Policy and Practice 2
-Education and Training in the Outdoors
-Research Methods in Physical Education and Sport
-Independent Study in Physical Education or Sport
-Enhancing Physical Education and Sport Performance
-Teaching Physical Education
-Current Issues in Sport and Coaching
-Monitoring and Evaluating Physical Education and Sport Performance
-Sport Policy and Development
Examinations, essays, reports, portfolio tasks, group presentations, video examination, oral examinations and practical assessments
Work in the sport and leisure industry, and further study can lead to qualification as a teacher