BA (Hons) Sport, Coaching and Physical Education (with integrated foundation year)


Course code C605

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Course code C605

Key course details

Duration Full-time, 4 Years
Start date September 2022
Entry Requirements Programme specification (PDF)
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Are you passionate about helping others discover the delights of sport?

Would you love to help others discover the physical, mental and social wellbeing impacts of sport, and guide them towards successful participatory and performance outcomes?

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.

This Course is Accredited by

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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. 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 stakeholders 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 class sizes are small
  • Our tutors have a wealth of experience in areas such as coaching, club administration, sport development, event organisation, community development and sports facility management
  • Teaching is up to date and informed by the world-leading research we are involved in
  • 50 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
  • Learn essential employability skills to help you hit the ground running in your future careers
  • Enjoy outdoor activities in the Lake District – now a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Partnership with local leisure centre, Salt Ayre, gives you access to even more high quality sports facilities 

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 older adult, recreational participant to elite performer.

So, if you’re passionate about helping others discover the delights of sport, then this is the course for you.

 Many of our full-time programmes can be studied over a longer period on a part-time basis. Please contact the course enquiries team for further details.

Study options

This course is also available without the integrated foundation year.

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Graduate destinations

Graduates of this course may go into a wide range of career paths including, Sport Coaching, Teaching, Sport Development Officers, Working for Sport Governing Bodies, Fitness Consultancy and Personal Training, Health Promotion.

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