Physical Education and Sports Coaching ScienceUCAS Code: C690
What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers68%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial support£8,900
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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The University of Worcester has a proven record of excellence in Physical Education (PE). The course is specifically designed to meet the changing needs of the PE profession and has a broad range of modules that prepare you for a career in PE..Sports Coaching Science is a dynamic, established subject for anyone with an enthusiasm for coaching and its relationship with sports performance, physical activity, health, teaching and sports science.
Physical Education Year 1: Dance and gymnastics 1; foundations of sport (physiology); psychological foundations of sport and exercise; foundations of sport (practical kinesiology); fundamentals of athletics; teaching games in the primary school; PE: context and issues; psychological foundations of sport and exercise; foundation of sports (practical kinesiology). Year 2: Games 2; aesthetic activities: gymnastics and dance 2; swimming and outdoor adventurous activities; vocational placement; mind and body: critical enquiry in PE; research methods; teaching games in secondary school. Year 3: The 14-19 curriculum; improving performance; application of learning theory; the developing child in sport; sport and disability; independent study (taken over 2 semesters); independent study (taken in 1 semester); pedagogical performance - participatory action research; sociology of sport. Sports Coaching Science Year 1: Sociocultural issues in sport; principles of sports coaching; partnerships and coaching in sport; foundations of sport (psycho-social); foundations of sport (physiology); foundation of sports (practical kinesiology). Year 2: Sport nutrition; invasion sports; non-invasion sports; performance analysis; scientific approaches to sports coaching; effective coaching; research methods. Year 3: Independent study (taken over 2 semesters); independent study (taken in 1 semester); outdoor and adventure; training for sport; learning and performance of sports skills; sport and disability; sport coaching and development; coaching placement; applied performance analysis; reflective coaching.
As the only higher education institution in Herefordshire and Worcestershire, we have a strong role to play in the region, delivering degree programmes to nearly 10, 000 students. Our campuses are all within walking distance of each other and close to the city centre. Worcester has undergone significant growth over the last few years, doubling our student numbers.
How you'll spend your time
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|Lectures / seminars||43%||39%||29%|
- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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