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Course summary

Develop new skills and knowledge in physical education theory and practice while studying at university and learning in the workplace. Our foundation degree is designed to run alongside your formal employment or volunteering, which will be in sport, fitness, health or PE. One of the benefits of the course is that once completed, you can return to study the BA top-up and gain a full degree whenever you are ready. You'll explore physical education across age ranges, and study similarities and differences between teaching and coaching in physical education, physical activity and sports. As well as learning about the curriculum, theories, concepts and policies related to physical education and physical activity, you'll be encouraged to reflect on the role you have in your work place or as a volunteer. You'll use your experience to generate ideas about how to include all learners in physical activities from children through to adults. The nature and value of sport will also be addressed through practical and theoretical environments and the role of the coach/teacher to facilitate positive experiences through sport. Top reasons to study with us

  • Our multi-million-pound Sports Centre has the latest fitness equipment and offers gym and recreational sport memberships, a full range of fitness classes, and a personal training service.
  • You’ll have access to our joint specialist facility, Polo Farm Sports Club. Just a short distance from the Canterbury Campus, the facilities include three floodlit hockey pitches, an indoor tennis centre, outdoor tennis courts and a spacious sports hall, specialising in netball, hockey and cricket.
  • Our links with local sporting organisations, including Kent Sport, the Kent School Games and various coaching companies, provide you with opportunities to gain practical experience in delivering events and competitions.
Specialist facilities Our Verena Holmes building, at the heart of our Canterbury Campus, houses impressive lab equipment, including a set of sports laboratories and an excellent team of highly qualified lab technicians to support you. Location This course is run at our Canterbury Campus in Kent. Canterbury is just 50 miles south-east of London and less than an hour by high-speed train from St Pancras. Located on a UNESCO World Heritage Site the campus offers state-of-the-art buildings, right in the centre of a vibrant and world-famous cathedral city. You’ll benefit from a campus with excellent learning and teaching resources, music venues, a superb sports centre, a well-stocked bookshop and plenty of coffee bars and places to eat. A short walk away is Augustine House our award-winning library and home to a vast range of learning resources and student support teams.


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The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Foundation Degree Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport at Canterbury Christ Church University - UCAS