Physical Education and Youth Sport Coaching at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

Course summary

There is an increasing emphasis on physical education and youth sport coaching to meet a range of agendas, including developing a sporting nation by increasing participation, performance, and an active lifestyle. This degree will help you to develop a critical and practical understanding of sport coaching, physical education, sport management and development, sport analysis, and sport science. The course adopts an innovative and flexible approach to the curriculum design, emphasising the need to meet the changing demands of Physical Education and Sport Coaching professions. Innovative and unique approaches to teaching and coaching will be applied, including the importance of inclusive practice, teaching and coaching styles, and the need for individualisation. You’ll also be taught the skills required to critically reflect on your own delivery. Why study Physical Education and Youth Sport Coaching BSc(Hons) You’ll explore pedagogical and coaching practice in practical lectures using the sports hall facilities and specialist equipment in our dance studios, fitness suites, and sport science labs. This will support your learning to coach and teach children and young people effectively. You’ll work on a range of projects which can be transferred into employment, and visiting expert practitioners from a range of national, regional, and local teaching and coaching organisations will also share their knowledge and experience with you. The course is delivered by a team of highly experienced and enthusiastic Physical Education and Coaching practitioners, committed to ensuring a quality experience that will provide you with the tools to become an effective and employable graduate. You’ll take part in lectures, seminars, practical workshops and work placements, gaining valuable experience in primary and secondary schools and other sport or physical activity settings. In addition, you’ll gain real-world experience through a work placement in your second year. Progressing from this course, you may wish to apply for a Qualified Teacher Status course to work as a primary or secondary teacher or pursue further study in other areas, including sports performance, strength and conditioning, performance analysis, sports coaching, or sports development. Alternatively, you could work as a sports coach at recreational and elite level, in sports marketing and hospitality, as a sports performance analyst, or working for organisations including the Youth Sport Trust and Yorkshire Sport Foundation, as well as private sport providers.  Professional Bodies Reflecting our commitment to equipping you with the skills, knowledge and experience needed to effectively transition into roles in the sector, this course is endorsed by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA). You can also apply for student membership of CIMSPA. The cost of student membership is just £5 per student (83% saving), which will enable you to access e-learning, guest lectures, digital newsletters and magazines, and work placement, volunteering and job opportunities. Why Huddersfield? Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area.


This is a common first year, comprising: • Foundations of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport and Exercise • Foundations of Biomechanics for Sport and Exercise Approved • Foundations of Coaching • Physical Education and School Sport Pedagogy 1 • Research Methods 1 • Safeguarding Children and Young People in Sport. To see the full range of modules and descriptions, please visit our website. A link to this course can be found at the bottom of the page in the ‘Course contact details’ section.

Assessment method

You’ll be taught through seminars, group work, practical experience, tutorials, independent study and lectures. Assessment involves a combination of coursework, practice or competency-based learning, and examinations. The nature of the assessment varies from module to module and mirrors the modes of communication expected of graduates in this field. Your module specification/course handbook provides full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prior to commencing the course, because prior convictions may preclude working with young people. Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information, please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our International Entry Requirements pages.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16500 Year 1
International £16500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - If you are an EU or international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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Physical Education and Youth Sport Coaching at University of Huddersfield - UCAS