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

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Course code C605

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Course code C605

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Duration Full-time, 4 Years
Start date September 2020
Entry Requirements Programme specification (PDF)
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Course Overview

Have a passion for sport and would 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.

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

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.

News and Events

University’s health and wellbeing support for communities during Coronavirus pandemic

Posted: 24 Apr 2020

With Coronavirus restrictions on movement continuing, students nearing completion of their degrees at the University of Cumbria have turned to technology to inspire children to be active and healthy. Academics across a range of fields are also sharing their professional expertise in health and wellbeing resources that the university is making available to everyone via its website.

Marathon man making a difference

Posted: 17 Jul 2019

Joe Morrell was still writing his university dissertation when he pitted himself against the ultimate test of endurance running a phenomenal 10 marathons in 10 days. And after being presented with his sports and rehabilitation degree at Carlisle Cathedral this week, the graduate from Huddersfield said he owed everything to University of Cumbria.

Keeping Healthy with our Sports Community at Cumbria

Posted: 17 Apr 2020

Our final-year sport, coaching and physical education students and their lecturers are working together to create a series of videos featuring games, activities and tips to inspire themselves and the community to stay healthy during the lockdown.

Masterclass: Home-based injury screening and prevention for runners

Mon 13 Jul 2020

Learn about the common types of injuries in runners and how to practically screen yourself at home for related injury risk factors.

Undergraduate Open Day

Sat 15 Aug 2020

It’s not too late to apply to us for 2020 entry, our expert teams of support and academic staff are on hand to give you a bespoke and personal visit experience that will arm you with everything you need to know about starting a course in September 2020.