Have a passion for sport and would love to help others discover the joys and boost their performance in it? Well, with our course you’ll be able to develop great practitioner skills to ignite and sustain healthy lifestyles and assist others to improve in their sport. You’ll gain a deep knowledge of coaching, physical education and sport development from a sociological, scientific, philosophical and political perspective giving you scope to step into a diverse range of careers. Our foundation year will help you reach the right level for taking the rest of the degree, building a solid foundation of skills from which to expand upon. **Why Choose University of Cumbria** You’ll examine the theory of physical education, sport and coaching science across education, leisure and community sectors – but there’s nothing virtual about this course, hands-on experience plays a big part. Your academic learning will be intertwined with practical sessions in our purpose-built sports facilities and you'll have regular access to our human performance laboratories. Couple this with placements and events with schools and community groups, and you’ll be able to graduate with all the skills needed to secure employment in this rewarding profession. - Our great links with sports partnerships and bodies boost your career prospects - Our strong relationships with local and regional organisations give you the opportunity to liaise and work with real-life stake holders and community groups - Opportunities to organise sporting events with schools and in the community - Great tutor support and we get to know you because our seminar class sizes are small - Our tutors have a wealth of experience in sport as coaches and managers - Teaching is up-to-date and informed by the world-leading research we are involved in - 100 hours of work placement – with opportunities at premier league football clubs to schools, sport clubs, and state funded sport development organisations - Great sports complex and up-to-date facilities - You’ll learn key entrepreneurial skills you need to set up your own business - Enjoy outdoor activities in the Lake District – now a UNESCO World Heritage Site Our aim is to give you all of the academic knowledge and practical skills needed in the teaching of physical education and the coaching of sports activities – from childhood to elite performance. So, if you’re passionate about helping others discover the delights of sport, then this is the course for you.