Want to become a sports coach or PE teacher? Learn the essential practical and scientific skills you need to work as part of a team, or as an effective leader. Test your skills with placements in local schools and sports clubs. Our course will teach you the most important aspects of sports coaching and physical education. Key areas of study include human movement, applied coaching pedagogy (how people teach and learn), long-term athlete development, physiology and psychology. You’ll learn how to apply this knowledge to make your coaching more effective. Our modules cover theoretical and practical approaches to coaching and physical education. Put these together and you’ll be able to operate ethically and safely, confident when working independently or as a team member. Our facilities include the Human Energetics and Performance Centre, with its specialist equipment including notational analysis software and heart-rate monitors, breath-by-breath oxygen-analysis systems and accelerometers in our strength and conditioning suite. While on the course, you’ll have the opportunity to gain nationally recognised coaching qualifications, do work placements in local schools and sports clubs, and apply for our internship programme to spend time working with professional sports teams. You’ll develop experimental and analytical skills, as well as transferable skills such as communication, teamwork, problem solving, creative thinking and independent working.