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Year of Entry 2019/20
BSc (Honours)

Physical Education and School Sport with Foundation Year

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Full-time Sport and physical activity

Gain a degree in Physical Education and School Sport, with an initial foundation year to prepare for the course.


This course is now full for 2019

Sorry, there are no places left on this course starting in 2019.

Please see our other undergraduate courses with places available.

 

Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year
International: £13,250 per year
How long will I study? 4 Years
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
What are the entry requirements? 64 UCAS points through Clearing
What is the UCAS code? A107
When do I start? September 2019

Course summary

  • Prepare for the degree with an extra foundation year at the start.
  • Develop subject knowledge and understanding of the concepts, processes and content of the National Curriculum for Physical Education (PE) in primary, secondary and further education.
  • Put yourself in a strong position to apply for teacher training and postgraduate study.
  • Develop personal and interpersonal qualities that prepare you to be a skilful practitioner in educational and managerial settings.
  • Explore contemporary issues that influence the wider context of PE and school sport.

PE teachers can transform young people's lives. On this course you prepare for this rewarding career by studying physical education and school sports, including practical activities, sport science, sociology and philosophy, research and developing professional practice.

How you learn

The course is suitable if you don't meet the entry requirements for our BSc (Hons) Physical Education and School Sport course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You share the first year with other sport foundation students, then move on to the degree.

The physical education profession can involve physically strenuous, psychologically demanding and emotionally taxing work. The teaching is based on learning principles that involve you in scholarships that are collaborative and which prepare you for professional development.

The course is structured around a combination of taught, directed and self-directed learning opportunities. You are expected to undertake multiple roles and staff will help you build your skills.

You learn through

  • lectures
  • practical workshops
  • work placements
  • coursework
  • examinations

In the foundation year, you build your Physical Education and School Sport interest and knowledge alongside developing your academic skills. You receive face-to-face feedback regularly during your modules in order to prepare you for the completion of your assignments. This will be via tasks set for you to undertake in the module seminars or in your independent study time.

Course leaders and tutors

Shane Kent
Shane Kent
Senior Lecturer

Shane is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Academy of Sport and Physical Activity

Applied learning

Work placements

A mandatory six-week (minimum) placement in an appropriate setting is a significant component of the course. This provides you with the opportunity to apply theory to real-world practice and further enhance your employability and professional skills. You also have the opportunity to undertake additional placements, internships and volunteer roles across a range of activities.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • secondary education
  • primary education
  • further education
  • leadership and managerial roles
  • project management
  • the police
  • the armed forces

Where will I study?

You study at Collegiate Campus

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Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.

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Location

Collegiate Crescent
Sheffield
S10 2BP

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work in a variety of world-class sports facilities including

  • the English Institute of Sport
  • Ponds Forge International Sports Centre
  • the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Science

Entry requirements

All students

GCSE Maths and GCSE English at grade C or 4.

64 UCAS points, including 32 points from one full A level, or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Contemporary Issues In Health, Sport And Social Care Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Foundation Project In Health, Sport And Social Care Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Personal And Professional Skills For Health, Sport And Social Care Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Science For Health, Sport And Social Care Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Introduction To Social Science For Health, Sport And Social Care Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Developing Professional Practice One Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Games - Practical Activities Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Gymnastics - Practical Activities Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Introduction To Thinking Sociologically And Philosophically Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Outdoor And Adventurous Activities Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Sport Science One Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Athletic, Aquatic And Dance Activities Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Developing Professional Practice Two Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Research In Physical Education Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Sport Science Two Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: The Politics Of Physical Education Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Practical Pedagogy Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Developing Professional Practice Three Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Dissertation Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Health And Exercise Science Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Applied Sport Science Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Pe Spaces, Identity And The Body Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Physical Education As A Tool For Social Control/Change Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2019/20 is £9,250 per year.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,250 per year.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Sport and physical activity courses (PDF)

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