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Course summary

Combine your passion for the outdoors with a deep-rooted understanding of physical education and become a practised outdoor educator. Push boundaries by combining traditional physical education study with a focus on outdoor activities with this physical education with outdoor education course. As part of your course, you'll:

  • Have the opportunity to develop your confidence, leadership and resourcefulness
  • Become a highly proficient educator in the rapidly expanding field of outdoor physical education
  • Access world-class sports facilities on campus and take advantage of our setting close to the Yorkshire countryside
  • Apply an understanding of research into a variety of outdoor settings to explore, investigate and examine the experiences of others that you are supporting and educating
  • Develop expertise in specialist areas to maximise your opportunities and enhance your employability prospects
Find out more Teaching expertise During your degree, you'll be taught by a highly skilled and passionate team who have vast experience of working and training in the outdoors and who'll support you in becoming a confident and capable outdoor educator. You'll also experience the expertise offered by Carnegie Great Outdoors, a leading provider of outdoor education, adventure activities and leadership development, based at the university. Industry links Our other links with outdoor bodies, such as the YHA (Youth Hostels Association) and Bradford Council's Adventure Development Unit, will provide you with access to industry expertise and invaluable placement opportunities. The outdoors on your doorstep By studying in Leeds, you'll also be well placed to access some of the country's finest outdoor scenery. Three different national parks - the Yorkshire Dales, the North York Moors and the Peak District - are all located within an hour's drive of the city. Why study Physical Education with Outdoor Education at Leeds Beckett University
  • Carnegie School of Sport - has a long history and successful record of inspiring the next generation of educators and supporting world class athletes
  • £45m state-of-the-art building - our new Carnegie School of Sport building offers world-class facilities and an excellent learning environment
  • Employment opportunities - embedded across the course and offered through our partnerships with outdoor bodies
  • Residential trips - team build with your peers and sample physical activities in the great outdoors
  • 90.9% of graduates in work or further study 15 months after graduation*
*Percentage of respondents from this course, HESA Graduate Outcomes 20-21


Year 1 Core Modules:

  • PE & Sport Pedagogy 1a
  • PE & Sport Pedagogy 1b
  • Scientific Foundations of Human Movement for PE
  • Lifestyle Sports
  • Sociology of PE
  • Psychology of Learning
  • Personal, Professional & Academic Development
Year 2 Core Modules:
  • PE & Sport Pedagogy 2
  • Employability in PE
  • Research Methods for PE
Plus at least one from the following year 2 modules:
  • Applied Social Science of PE
  • Social Psychology
  • Applied Human Movement for PE2
And at least one from the following year 2 option modules:
  • Adapted Outdoor Adventure
  • Adventure Analysis
In addition, choose from a list of Year 2 option modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list Year 3 Core Modules:
  • PE & Sport Pedagogy 3
  • Final Year Project (with an outdoor focus)
Plus at least one from the following year 3 modules:
  • Contemporary Issues in Physical Education & Youth Sport
  • Applied Psychology
  • Analysing Human Movement
And at least one from the following year 3 option modules:
  • Journeying Through the Outdoors
  • Teaching & Learning Through the Outdoors
In addition, choose from a list of Year 3 option modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

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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

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Physical Education with Outdoor Education at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS