BA (Hons) Physical Education and Sports Coaching

Course type

Course duration
3 years FT/PT

BASES endorsed


Course description

Course Description

Become a PE teacher or sports coach and inspire people of all ages to get involved in sport and get the most out of it. This course is ideal if you want to change lives and communities through sport. Our focus is on promoting healthy, enjoyable participation in sport for everyone in our society. These values will inform learning and guide you to prepare for a career in physical education or sports coaching.

This course balances academic theory with more practical learning. As your theoretical knowledge grows your coaching practice will develop along with it. Alongside modules about the science of human movement, you will also study sport from social, ethical and historical perspectives. You will explore the impact sport has on people’s lives as well as on their bodies. This will allow you to go into your career with a more rounded view of how sport can benefit individuals and society.

97% of Physical Education and Sports Coaching students felt that their course was well organised. (National Student Survey 2020)

Course topic areas:
Sport science, Sport psychology, Sport and exercise science, Physical education, Exercise psychology, Exercise physiology, Coaching, Biomechanics


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BASES stands for the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. BASES is the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK.

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