United Kingdom

Manchester Metropolitan University

151-200 th
Young University Rankings 2017
601–800 th
World University Rankings 2018
All Saints Building, All Saints, Manchester, M15 6BH, United Kingdom

Manchester Metropolitan University

Sport, Physical Activity and Health

This degree responds to the rise of sedentary lifestyles of the population by exploring how there is a need for distinct approaches to improving health through physical activity. This includes interventions that target children, older adults, people with disabilities and those with long-term health conditions. Moreover, a focus of the programme is in the measurement, evaluation and understanding of physical activity, and the impact of intervention strategies. Students will learn how to develop and evaluate a variety of community physical activity programmes. These will consider the role of sport, physical education, exercise and play. Further, there is the opportunity for work-based learning where student will be able to practise their skills in a vocational setting. There are opportunities for work-based learning throughout the programme including the option of a sandwich year. Students will have the opportunity to apply for sandwich year placements in throughout the second year of the programme.