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Newman University, Birmingham

Physical Education and Sport

UCAS Code: XX14

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


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About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

1year

Full-time | 2019

Other options

3.0 years | Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Sports studies

Education studies

**WHY STUDY PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORT?**

• This course provides students with exposure to and experience of working with young people in educational settings, and opportunities to develop skills in effective teaching and learning which are built upon throughout the course.
• Learning opportunities prepare students for careers in educational settings, and especially for postgraduate routes into teaching (esp. physical education).
• The learning experiences provided are informed by relevant professional bodies (e.g., Association of Physical Education [AfPE]) and government departments (e.g. Department for Education), in order to help prepare students for the requirements and standards expected of teachers.
• Through applied modules students are provided with opportunities to undertake study visits to relevant settings, and in the physical education modules there will be opportunities to team teach visiting groups of children/young people, in order to develop teaching practices.
• In the final year students are provided with the option to undertake a research-based dissertation or a negotiated Work-Based Research Project. This opportunity for choice will further enable students for their chosen destination routes following graduation.
• Lecturers on this course are highly qualified and regularly present at international conferences, collaborate internationally and publish research in top academic journals

**SPECIAL FEATURES**
During your first year of study you will deepen your knowledge and understanding of the principles that underpin physical education and sport provision and participation, and performance in sport and exercise. This involves exploring various factors that influence participation in physical activity, at all levels, from beginner to elite athletes. In addition, you will develop an understanding of the scientific and socially scientific disciplines that underpin the study of physical activity in a range of themed modules, including the pedagogy of physical education and coaching. This structure is unique in that it allows you the flexibility to change course and progress straight into the second year of another sports programme if you so wish.

In the second year you will study modules that aim to further develop your knowledge and understanding of how different perspectives can be used to explain the role of sport in society, and how social-psychological constructs can influence participation and performance in sport and exercise. In addition, two physical education modules are studied, one in each semester. These modules aim to provide you with a secure understanding of the role and purpose of physical education and the requirements of being a teacher of physical education across statutory education.

In the final year you will develop in-depth understanding of and appreciation for the role of physical education in both promoting health and participation in sport. You will explore physical activity as a health-related behavior across the lifespan, starting with children, and how young people can be developed in and through sport and physical education.

**EMPLOYABILITY**
With the skills and knowledge that this course will provide, a wide range of opportunities will be open to you as a graduate of Physical Education and Sport. The degree specifically aims to prepare students for careers in educational settings, and especially for postgraduate professional training (e.g., PGCE or School Direct) for qualified teacher status (QTS) in primary and secondary education. Alternative career destinations include community sport educator, physical education learning support assistant or school based physical activity coach/educator.

**The course has recently been re-validated in 2019 to reflect up to date course requirements for students. It was formally known as Sport and Education BA (Hons).**

Modules

A full list of modules for Years 1, 2 and 3 can be found on the course page on the Newman University website,

The Uni


Course location:

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Department:

Sport and Health

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

89%
high
Sports studies
77%
med
Education studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sport and exercise sciences

Teaching and learning

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
97%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

87%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
82%
Course specific equipment and facilities
93%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
82%
Male students
18%
Female students
60%
2:1 or above
35%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

Education

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

81%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
83%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
13%
Male students
87%
Female students
51%
2:1 or above
16%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sport and exercise sciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£15,600
low
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
99%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

24%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
13%
Teaching and educational professionals
9%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

One of the fastest growing subjects in the country, the number of sports science graduates went from under 3,000 in 2003 to over 10,000 in 2013. Numbers have fallen slightly since 2015, but we still have over 9,000 graduates in the subject. However, the good news is the country's appetite for good health and fitness - and the adaptability of graduates in the subject - means that sports science grads are less likely than average to be out of work. Sports science graduates, not surprisingly, tend to get jobs in sport, fitness and health - coaching and teaching especially - but they're found all over the economy. Management and business are also popular options for graduates from this subject — and sports science graduates are particularly found where drive, determination and physical fitness are an advantage.

Education

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£15,600
low
Average annual salary
95%
low
Employed or in further education
77%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

43%
Childcare and related personal services
15%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
13%
Teaching and educational professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

When you look at employment stats, bear in mind that a lot of students are already working in education when they take this type of course and are studying to help their career development. This means they already have jobs when they start their course, and a lot of graduates continue to study, whilst working, when they complete their courses. If your course is focused on nursery or early years education, a lot of these graduates go into nursery work or classroom or education assistant jobs; these jobs are not currently classed as 'graduate level' in the stats (although they may well be in the future as classifications catch up with changes in the way we work), and many graduates who enter these roles say that a degree was necessary.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

Education studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£19k

£19k

£22k

£22k

£23k

£23k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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