BA (Hons) Sport Coaching and Physical Education (top-up)

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Key course details

Location Lancaster
Duration Full-time, 1 Year
Start date September 2019
Entry Requirements Programme Specification
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This course is ideal for students with a level 5 qualification looking to top up from further education or transfer from another University.

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.

Why Choose University of Cumbria

 

  • 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 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
  • 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.

Course study options

You also have the option to take the full 3-year course or the 4-year course with an integrated foundation year.

BA (Hons) Sport Coaching and Physical Education

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

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Posted: 2 May 2019

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Posted: 22 Apr 2019

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Posted: 28 Feb 2019

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Sat 29 Jun 2019

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