University of Cumbria has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
Have a passion for sport and would love to help others discover the joys and boost their performance in it?
Well, with our course you’ll be able to develop great practitioner skills to ignite and sustain healthy lifestyles and assist others to improve in their sport.
You’ll gain a deep knowledge of coaching, physical education and sport development from a sociological, scientific, philosophical and political perspective giving you scope to step into a diverse range of careers.
Our foundation year will help you reach the right level for taking the rest of the degree, building a solid foundation of skills from which to expand upon.
Why Choose University of Cumbria
You’ll examine the theory of physical education, sport and coaching science across education, leisure and community sectors – but there’s nothing virtual about this course, hands-on experience plays a big part.
Your academic learning will be intertwined with practical sessions in our purpose-built sports facilities and you'll have regular access to our human performance laboratories.
Couple this with placements and events with schools and community groups, and you’ll be able to graduate with all the skills needed to secure employment in this rewarding profession.
Our great links with sports partnerships and bodies boost your career prospects
Our strong relationships with local and regional organisations give you the opportunity to liaise and work with real-life stake holders and community groups
Opportunities to organise sporting events with schools and in the community
Great tutor support and we get to know you because our seminar class sizes are small
Our tutors have a wealth of experience in sport as coaches and managers
Teaching is up-to-date and informed by the world-leading research we are involved in
100 hours of work placement – with opportunities at premier league football clubs to schools, sport clubs, and state funded sport development organisations
Great sports complex and up-to-date facilities
You’ll learn key entrepreneurial skills you need to set up your own business
- Enjoy outdoor activities in the Lake District – now a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Our aim is to give you all of the academic knowledge and practical skills needed in the teaching of physical education and the coaching of sports activities – from childhood to elite performance.
So, if you’re passionate about helping others discover the delights of sport, then this is the course for you.
Foundation entry level degrees enable you to gain knowledge of fundamental anatomical and physiological principles of sport and exercise as well as essential physical sciences.Practical and lab-based sessions teach specific scientific skills while the role of sport in society and human behaviour are just two of the other areas covered by the four-year courses. Year two ■ Coaching Principles and Practice ■ Intro to Sport Development ■ Participant and Talent development in Sport ■ Sport and Exercise Physiology ■ Intro to Sport and Exercise Psychology ■ Intro to Research Methods Year three ■ Coaching Behaviour and Relationships ■ Development of Communities Through Sport ■ Coaching for Strength, Conditioning and Performance ■ Research Methods Options – choose two from four ■ Delivering Healthy Communities ■ Nutrition for Health, Wellbeing and Sport ■ Sport and Exercise Physiology II ■ Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology Year four ■ Coaching Children ■ Coach & Club Development
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||56 - 72 points|
|A level||CD - DDD|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MPP - MMP|
|Access to HE Diploma||
M: 21 credits
P: 24 credits
|Must pass all 60 credits, 45 at level 3|
|Scottish Higher||DDDD - CCDD|
GCSE English and Maths at grade C/4
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£6,000||Year 1|