Students will develop the practical and theoretical understanding of the two key areas needed for physical educators; they will become experts in physical activity and in the areas of teaching and sport pedagogy. This course is available with a Foundation year for those who do not meet main entry requirements.
Students will fully explore the fundamentals of physical education and sport pedagogy, including applied practical skills, child development, pedagogical skills, sport policy and practice. Practical and academic studies analyse the effects of exercise on the body and undertake a range of physical activities experienced at different levels and ages of pupils.
Students will explore the national curriculum and the growing importance of physical activity and will cover a range of sporting options including the six key areas that schools require; athletics, games, gymnastics, dance, swimming, outdoor & adventure activities.
Weekly work within local schools is a key feature of this course and many of the in-class sessions will be supporting students’ own practical placements and providing them with information and reflection time to learn from their real life teaching experiences. Physical activity study requires students who are physically fit and able and who have the ability to read and study independently, manage their time effectively and marry theory with practice.
Students completing this course will be equipped to apply for PGCE courses at top universities, graduate teacher training in-schools programmes or work in any area of physical activity delivery such as personal training or afterschool coaching. This degree programme also provides transferable skills so that other careers e.g research, further study and health work are all options for completing students.
Graduates of the BA (Hons) Physical Education degree will be awarded degrees by our esteemed academic partner institution, Bucks New University.