University of Chichester

College Lane, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 6PE, United Kingdom

Physical Education and Sports Coaching

Our BA (Hons) Physical Education and Sports Coaching is a three year programme designed to provide you with the opportunity to experience and develop the core skills underpinning the teaching of physical education and the coaching of sports activities as well as examining the similarities and differences between the two. The modular approach to this degree will enable you to develop an understanding of the lifespan of athletic development of individuals who participate in sport activity, from early childhood fun to elite performance. The course content will build on your existing knowledge of sport activity and provide the opportunity to develop a sound academic foundation on which you will build your teaching and coaching skills. The world of sport and physical activity is currently a very dynamic and exciting one, with a number of different career opportunities opening up across a range of activities and age groups. If you have an interest in both Physical Education and Sports Coaching and recognise that the quality of delivery in either context will have a powerful influence on participants at all levels of performance then study Physical Education and Sports Coaching at Chichester and be part of that ever changing and developing process. The course is about developing - Professional knowledge and understanding of the theoretical subject material underpinning the teaching and coaching process - Knowledge and understanding of developmental aspects of the child and developing young adult, specifically within a physical activity context - Professional attributes such as communication, team work, building positive relationships and enhancing personal performance - Professional skills in planning, assessment and management Our degree course is delivered on a modular basis covering academic and pedagogical studies. You will experience a variety of teaching methods across the modules including lectures, group work, seminars, practical workshops and laboratory sessions. Your own personal expertise and experience is valued to enhance the overall learning of the whole group supplementing the formal university input.