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Physical Education and Sport (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons)

University of Winchester

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UCAS CODE: X33X

Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    11-SEP-23

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

- Gain a range of widely recognised coaching qualifications in your first year- Learn from expert tutors who love to share their passion and enthusiasm for their research and subject specialisms- Excel in your studies and favourite sports at our cutting-edge sport and exercise facilities- Gain tailored exposure to careers and professional leadership in a mandatory Leadership in PE and Sport moduleThis exciting, multi-disciplinary degree will prepare you to pursue postgraduate teacher training in physical education, while maintaining a broad view on education, sport and wellbeing. You will be joining a community of scholars of sport and education, where together we stimulate a high degree of independence and resilience.The programme is designed to incorporate both subject-specific knowledge of physical education and sport while allowing a broad educational framework to develop alongside it. There is also an opportunity for you to explore specialised areas of disability, early childhood, politics and much more.You will be taught by leaders in their field using interactive elements or practical activities, and benefit from guest speakers including professionals from industry, alumni, and academic researchers. The University of Winchester is one of the leading providers of sport-related higher education in England and has consistently high levels of student satisfaction.This dynamic course allows you to take advantage of our excellent sport and exercise facilities, which include our own stadium complete with an eight-lane athletics track, a large sports hall on-campus and laboratories kitted out with the latest high-tech analysis equipment.In Year 0, you will study a set of modules from across the Faculty of Education which are designed to develop your academic and practical skills. This broader focus in your first year introduces you to studying at university level and provides you with a better understanding of Physical Education and Sport and related subjects.You will experience a variety of teaching methods including lectures, discussion-based seminars and independent study. You will also receive support to boost your academic skills to prepare you for the rest of your time at Winchester. Find out more and hear from our Foundation Year students at winchester.ac.uk/foundationIn Year 1, half your modules will cover educational theory and practices in a broad sense, to lay the foundations of more specialised areas of study in the second and third year. The rest of your modules will centre on Sports Coaching, allowing you to gain coaching qualifications, such as Safeguarding, as you complete them.In the second year, you will continue to explore the relation between education and society from a broad theoretical view in two mandatory Education modules, as well delving more specifically into the theoretical framework of Physical Education. You also have the freedom to pursue an option in a topic of your choice, ranging from disability and inclusion to religion, gender and technology. In addition, you’ll learn Designing Exercise Interventions, Coaching Special Populations, and Sport for Development. During this year, you will have to complete a 24-hour volunteering placement with a school or charitable setting of your choice.In the final year, a Dissertation will allow you to explore a topic of your choice in more depth. You’ll also study Critical Issues in Sports Coaching, and Strength and Conditioning. The Leadership in PE and Sport module will cover a range of key themes and topics such as health and wellbeing, nutrition, employability and more. You can then choose another two optional modules from a variety of subject areas related to education including early childhood, philosophy, and history.If you are seeking to enter the teachin

Application deadline

25 January

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UCAS Points : 48

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University information

University of Winchester

  • University League Table

    109th

  • Campus address

    University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 4NR, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    66th out of 86 25

  • Entry standards

    / Max 203
    119 57%

    61st

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68.0 68%

    20th

    19
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.61 72%

    83rd

    36

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