Physical Education and Youth Sport Coaching

BSc (Hons)

Key facts

Location:

Stoke-on-Trent Campus

Mode of attendance: Full-time
Duration: 3 years full-time
UCAS code: CX6C
Academic year: 17 September 2018 – 6 September 2019

Introduction

Our highly regarded Physical Education and Youth Sport Coaching degree will prepare you for a career in teaching, coaching, health and fitness, or sports development.

Practical performance and the development of teaching and coaching skills are central to this course.

This course is informed by close links with organisations such as the Youth Sport Trust, Sport Across Staffordshire and the West Midlands Teacher Training Consortium. You’ll be taught by experienced lecturers who hold relevant coaching qualifications and are well connected within the industry.

This will help to ensure that you’re work-ready when you complete the course, with your own network of connections already underway. As a Sport and Exercise student, you’ll be guaranteed a placement, internship or volunteering opportunity during your studies, in order to apply your knowledge and develop real world skills.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BSc (Hons) Physical Education and Youth Sport Coaching

Course content

Throughout the course, emphasis will be placed on performance, teaching and coaching. We will also teach you the theoretical knowledge to support this, by exploring the scientific and social aspects of sport. You will have access to a wide range of digital and online technologies and applications to enhance your learning experience.

Our teaching enables you to be actively engaged in interactive activities through the inclusion of teaching aids via smartphones, tablets or laptops.

In Year 1, you'll have the opportunity to focus on your own area of interest in year one. This could include racquet sports, athletics, swimming and other team sports, as well as gymnastics, dance and adventure activities.

Your second and third year will provide the chance to specialise further in a chosen area. A guaranteed placement or internship will be offered to you during your studies. A DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) screening is compulsory for work experience. This placement opportunity - which is often in a school or youth sport setting - is well regarded by employers and will make an excellent contribution to your CV.

Modules

This module map provides an indicative list of the modules that make up your course. Each module is worth a specified number of credits: you take a combination of compulsory and optional modules, enabling you to cover key subject knowledge while developing your own interest. You must take modules worth a total of 120 credits at each level of the course. The number of optional modules you can take depends on the number of compulsory modules at a given level, you may have more choice in later parts of the course. 

Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. You can always find the most up-to-date information about your modules and who is teaching them in our module catalogue. We aim to ensure that all optional modules run as scheduled. If for any reason an optional module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

Before you can register on some optional modules, you may be required to have undertaken prerequisite modules. Some module combinations may not be allowed.

Year 1

Semester 1
Module title
Developing Research Skills in Sport and Exercise Compulsory
Academic and Employability Skills in Sport and Exercise Compulsory
Sports Science for Coaches and Teachers Compulsory
Coaching and Teaching in Sport Compulsory
Teaching & Coaching PE National Curriculum Activities Compulsory
Semester 2
Module title
Developing Research Skills in Sport and Exercise Compulsory
Academic and Employability Skills in Sport and Exercise Compulsory
Fundamentals of the Psychology of Sport & Exercise Compulsory
Coaching and Teaching (Invasion Games) Compulsory
Teaching & Coaching PE National Curriculum Activities Compulsory

Year 2

Semester 1
Module title
Research & Graduate Employability in Sport & Exercise Compulsory
Coaching, Analysis & Skill Acquisition Compulsory
Advanced Sport and Exercise Psychology Compulsory
PE & Youth Sport Theory, Practice & Placement Compulsory
Semester 2
Module title
Research & Graduate Employability in Sport & Exercise Compulsory
Coaching, Analysis & Skill Acquisition Compulsory
Advanced Sport and Exercise Psychology Compulsory
PE & Youth Sport Theory, Practice & Placement Compulsory

Year 3

Semester 1
Module title
Personal & Professional Development in Sport & Exercise Compulsory
Advanced Coaching and Teaching Skills Compulsory
Inspiring Learning: PE Pedagogy Compulsory
Children in Sport and PE Compulsory
Semester 2
Module title
Personal & Professional Development in Sport & Exercise Compulsory
Advanced Coaching and Teaching Skills Compulsory
Contemporary Issues in Sports Coaching Compulsory
Stress, Emotion & Sports Performance Optional
Business Enterprise and Entrepreneurship in Health, Fitness and Sports Science Optional
Drugs in Sport Optional

Teaching staff

You will be taught by an expert teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes senior academics and professional practitioners with industry experience. Postgraduate research students who have undertaken teaching training may also contribute to the teaching of seminars under the supervision of the module leader. Our teaching is research-informed and 72% of our full-time staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.