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 School Sport BSc (Hons) degree.
You’ll study a combination of theoretical and practical modules, covering themes such as psychology, sociology, sport science, pedagogy and philosophy. This is a practical and vocational degree, so you’ll apply your learning to games, athletics, outdoor adventurous activities, gymnastics and dance.
Gaining professional experience is crucial, so we’ll give you plenty of opportunities to put theory into practice. You’ll complete professional work placements in a sport setting of your choice, in the UK or abroad. Previous students have spent time working with Cricket Without Boundaries in Rwanda.
At the end of your first year, you can continue with a degree in Physical Education and School Sport or transfer to any of our three-year Physical Education or Coaching degree courses.
You’ll have the flexibility to specialise in the areas of physical education that interest you, tailoring your knowledge and experience to suit your career aspirations. By the time you graduate, you’ll be prepared for a potential career in teaching via a PGCE, as well as a range of other careers in physical education and sport.
Why study with us?
- Build your self-confidence, academic skills and core subject knowledge in preparation for progression onto degree-level study.
- Enhance your CV. You’ll have the opportunity to gain voluntary experience while you study.
- 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 governing bodies.
- Flexibility to switch courses to any of our three-year Physical Education or Coaching courses at the end of your first year.