Physical Education and Sports Coaching BA (Hons)

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BA (Hons) Physical Education and Sports Coaching is a 3 year programme designed to provide students with the opportunity to experience and develop the core skills underpinning the teaching of physical education and the coaching of sports activities as well as examining the similarities and differences between the two. The modular approach to this degree will enable you to develop an understanding of the science of pedagogy and understand the lifespan of athletic development of individuals who participate in sport activity, from early childhood fun to elite performance. The course content will build on your existing knowledge of sport activity and provide the opportunity to develop a sound ac…

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BA (Hons) Physical Education and Sports Coaching is a 3 year programme designed to provide students with the opportunity to experience and develop the core skills underpinning the teaching of physical education and the coaching of sports activities as well as examining the similarities and differences between the two. The modular approach to this degree will enable you to develop an understanding of the science of pedagogy and understand the lifespan of athletic development of individuals who participate in sport activity, from early childhood fun to elite performance. The course content will build on your existing knowledge of sport activity and provide the opportunity to develop a sound academic foundation on which students will build their teaching and coaching skills. Indicative Course Content The world of Physical Education, Sport and physical activity is currently a very dynamic and exciting one, with a number of different career opportunities opening up across a range of activities and age groups. If you have an interest in both Physical Education and Sports Coaching and recognise that the quality of delivery in either context will have a powerful influence on participants at all levels of performance then study Physical Education and Sports Coaching at Chichester and be part of that ever changing and developing process. The course is about developing:

  • Professional knowledge and understanding of the theoretical subject material underpinning the teaching and coaching process
  • Knowledge and understanding of developmental aspects of the child and developing young adult, specifically within a physical activity context
  • Knowledge and understanding of the learning process
  • Knowledge, understanding and application of motor learning principles to provide effective teaching and coaching environments
  • Professional attributes such as communication, team work, building positive relationships and enhancing personal performance
  • Professional skills in planning, assessment and management
  • Knowledge of the educational system

Our degree course is delivered on a modular basis covering academic and pedagogical studies. You will experience a variety of teaching methods across the modules including lectures, group work, seminars, practical workshops and laboratory sessions. In addition, there is individual directed work leading to research and enquiry. You are assigned an academic advisor who provides a personal link for the entire duration of your time on the course. Your own personal expertise and experience is valued to enhance the overall learning of the whole group supplementing the formal university input.

Why this Course? The modules have been designed specifically to allow you to study and develop the skills set necessary for the teaching and coaching of sport activities. Placement experiences in schools and coaching situations will provide you with the opportunity to apply your skills and knowledge in both professional areas. Modules will provide the opportunity to study developmental issues, sports science principles underpinning the teaching and coaching processes, pedagogical issues common to both professional areas. Modules will also tease out the needs of the teacher when working within the national curriculum and the sports coach when working within different Long Term Athlete Development stages and explore and develop awareness of current issues within professional practice. Careers? Many students remain undecided about whether they want to teach Physical Education or coach. What they do know is that they are committed to following a career in sport and physical activity. This degree provides the opportunity for an in depth insight into both approaches whilst delaying a final decision until more informed, it will provide a valuable degree qualification that will take you forward in whichever career you choose in the future. Possible career pathways include:
  • PGCE leading to QTS ( in both Primary and secondary age ranges);
  • GTP (Sec/Primary)
  • Further Degree qualification
  • County sports partnerships
  • NGB Coach Education
  • Club/Professional Sports Coach
  • Private Fitness/Coaching companies
  • Competition Manager

Entry Requirements

3 Years Full Time. Delivery: Full and Part Time.

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