Plymouth Marjon University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of St Mark & St John

Sport Coaching and Physical Education

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Course summary

This course offers you a flexible route into the sports industry; whether that’s coaching, PE teaching or a sport development-related career. You’ll develop hands-on expertise through a course which mixes modules on coaching, education and sport development. You’ll gain an understanding of diverse topics such as how people learn, sport analysis and sport science: skills which can take you in a wide variety of directions in the sporting scene. As you develop your understanding of career options, you will have the opportunity to tailor your degree to best meet your future needs. Why this course at Marjon? • Lecturing staff with broad expertise in all aspects of teaching and coaching. • World class sports facilities for you to apply your knowledge of sport and coaching practice. • We enjoy extensive links with schools, professional sports clubs and elite and community sports programmes in Plymouth and beyond. • You can take industry-recognised qualifications including UK Coaching Certificate awards and first aid certificates. • There is a work placement module to gain confidence and contacts. What might I become? Develop your career through further study such as PGCE or Masters or work in professional sport coaching, teaching or in National Governing Bodies. Find out more at Open Day Open Day is your opportunity to find out more about studying Sport, Coaching and Physical Educationat Marjon. You’ll meet lecturers and look around our world class Sport & Health Centre. Our student life talks will help you prepare to go to university, covering topics such as careers, funding, sport and our award winning on-campus student support service. You can also take a tour of the campus with a current student and find out about the student-led clubs and societies. Book on to an Open Day at: Why study at Marjon? • Awarded SILVER Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). • High quality teaching Ranked No 1 in England for teaching quality in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019. • Joint 12th in UK for Student Satisfaction as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019. • Top 10 in the UK for student experience as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019*. • 5th in UK for Courses and Lecturers in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA) 2019. *Rankings published 23 September 2018. Oxford and Cambridge excluded due to low response rates. Based on National Student Survey 2018


Liam - First year, Sport, Coaching and Physical Education; In our first year we are learning how to run practical coaching sessions. We film them and then analyse ourselves and discuss strengths and weaknesses of different coaching styles. During the second year we will learn about the fundamental mechanics and movements of the body and about physiology and psychology in sport. In third year we can choose some our modules based on the career path we want to work towards. 1st Year Engaging with learning: personal & professional development Coaching and Teaching: Process & Practice Sports science principles of growth & development Foundations of sport development International studies in sport & PE Fundamental movement skills: Skill acquisition, mechanics & analysis 2nd Year Work-based learning (placement) Or Sport event management Research methods Learning theory & the learner Coaching theory and practice Sport and education Inclusion in sport International semester long placement* 3rd Year Dissertation Pedagogy in practice* Coaching children in sport Leadership and management in sport & PE Performance coaching* Sport and excellence* Graduate employability in sport

  • optional module

Assessment method

Assessment methods include; Coaching practicals, teaching practicals, oral and poster presentations, essays, placement portfolio, Online assessment and an Honours project.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Year 2 – Higher National Certificate or evidence of 120 Credits gained at Higher Education. Module details will be required to check that previous study matches Marjon curriculum.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Other Level 3 qualifications will be considered

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £13000 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £13000 Year 1

Additional fee information

EU applicants will be classed as International unless they have Pre-settled or Settled status.
Sport Coaching and Physical Education at Plymouth Marjon University - UCAS