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

University of Cumbria

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location


  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

**Course Overview**Have a passion for sport and would love to help others discover the joys and boost their performance in it? 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 sports 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.The first year of this four year degree provides the opportunity for you to settle into university life and gain the confidence and skills needed to succeed in your degree. You will develop the intellectual, scientific, practical and investigative skills that underpin the inter-disciplinary approach to the study of sport coaching and physical education.You will gain knowledge of the specific roles, responsibilities and skills of those responsible for developing sport and physical literacy in school, participation and performance contexts. You will also explore the tactical and technical requirements of a range of different sports preparing you for the subsequent three-year programme.**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 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.- 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 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- You'll learn key entrepreneurial skills you need to set up your own business- Enjoy outdoor activities in the Lake District now a UNESCO World Heritage SiteOur 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.So, if you're passionate about helping others discover the delights of sport, then this is the course for you.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 7,500per year

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University of Cumbria

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  • Campus address

    University of Cumbria, Registered Office, Fusehill Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2HH, England

Distinct and pioneering, the University of Cumbria’s heritage dates from 1820. Its campuses include two in a World Heritage Site, the idyllic Lake District.
An international scholarship scheme offers a range of awards to all eligible students. The university also offers a £1,000 early payment discount.
For the 2021/22 transition year, all eligible EU, EEA or Swiss students will receive a Fee Discount Scholarship to bring fees in line with UK/home fees.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    75th out of 84 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 203
    124 62%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60 60%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.68 74%


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