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Physical Education and Sport

**WHY STUDY PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORT?** • This course provides students with exposure to and experience of working with young people in educational settings, and opportunities to develop skills in effective teaching and learning which are built upon throughout the course. • Learning opportunities prepare students for careers in educational settings, and especially for postgraduate routes into teaching (esp. physical education). • The learning experiences provided are informed by relevant professional bodies (e.g., Association of Physical Education [AfPE]) and government departments (e.g. Department for Education), in order to help prepare students for the requirements and standards expected of teachers. • Through applied modules students are provided with opportunities to undertake study visits to relevant settings, and in the physical education modules there will be opportunities to team teach visiting groups of children/young people, in order to develop teaching practices. • In the final year students are provided with the option to undertake a research-based dissertation or a negotiated Work-Based Research Project. This opportunity for choice will further enable students for their chosen destination routes following graduation. • Lecturers on this course are highly qualified and regularly present at international conferences, collaborate internationally and publish research in top academic journals **SPECIAL FEATURES** During your first year of study you will deepen your knowledge and understanding of the principles that underpin physical education and sport provision and participation, and performance in sport and exercise. This involves exploring various factors that influence participation in physical activity, at all levels, from beginner to elite athletes. In addition, you will develop an understanding of the scientific and socially scientific disciplines that underpin the study of physical activity in a range of themed modules, including the pedagogy of physical education and coaching. This structure is unique in that it allows you the flexibility to change course and progress straight into the second year of another sports programme if you so wish. In the second year you will study modules that aim to further develop your knowledge and understanding of how different perspectives can be used to explain the role of sport in society, and how social-psychological constructs can influence participation and performance in sport and exercise. In addition, two physical education modules are studied, one in each semester. These modules aim to provide you with a secure understanding of the role and purpose of physical education and the requirements of being a teacher of physical education across statutory education. In the final year you will develop in-depth understanding of and appreciation for the role of physical education in both promoting health and participation in sport. You will explore physical activity as a health-related behavior across the lifespan, starting with children, and how young people can be developed in and through sport and physical education. **EMPLOYABILITY** With the skills and knowledge that this course will provide, a wide range of opportunities will be open to you as a graduate of Physical Education and Sport. The degree specifically aims to prepare students for careers in educational settings, and especially for postgraduate professional training (e.g., PGCE or School Direct) for qualified teacher status (QTS) in primary and secondary education. Alternative career destinations include community sport educator, physical education learning support assistant or school based physical activity coach/educator. **The course has recently been re-validated in 2019 to reflect up to date course requirements for students. It was formally known as Sport and Education BA (Hons).**

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2020-09-01
  • Location
    Newman University,BirminghamEngland
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250