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Sport, Coaching and Physical Education
This degree is suitable for people with an interest in sports and physical activity, whether you aspire to work:
- with sports professionals
- in schools
- improving the health and fitness of the general public.
Our lecturers will teach you the latest coaching methods, using knowledge from their research projects and experience as professional athletes, coaches and international level team managers. You will join a friendly, supportive and close-knit academic and student community to help and advise you during this exciting and challenging course.
You will have opportunities to:
- use problem-based-learning to put theories to the test in the lab or on the sports pitch
- gain industry experience from a variety of work placements
- get valuable career advice, guidance and contacts through an industry mentoring scheme
- achieve REPs accredited professional qualifications
How to apply
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Please note tuition fees for Home/EU students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning home and EU students at the maximum permitted level.
Financial support and scholarships
Learning and assessment
You will study a range of modules that focus on the key aspects of sport, coaching and physical education.
In Year 1 you will start developing the critical skills you need to become an expert academic practitioner.
In Year 2 you will have greater opportunities for choice and specialisation. Your ability to compare, contrast, reflect and relate concepts will be evaluated.
In your final year you will demonstrate your ability to work independently with a focus on research-oriented work.
- Lectures and seminars
- Other learning activities (including group work, research, conferences etc.)
Learning and teaching percentages are indicative. There may be slight year-on-year variations.
You may be able to go on a European or international study exchange while you are at Brookes. Most exchanges take place in the second year. Although we will help as much as we can with your plans, ultimately you are responsible for organising and funding this study abroad.
After you graduate
This course will give you the skills and knowledge required to enter a variety of professions. These include sports coaching, physical education and sports development within local authorities, national governing bodies, sports clubs and private organisations.
Students are encouraged to attend sport-related careers fairs in London and the Midlands.
Popular choices for our graduates include becoming sports coaches, teachers and professionals in the sports sector. Many of our students apply to become fully qualified teachers by gaining a place on a PGCE and our placement opportunities help students build towards readiness for further study.
Other careers also include sports development, management, and marketing. Some students secure coaching and sports science related posts in elite and professional sport. Furthermore, our students are increasingly successful in securing non-sports specific graduate jobs due to the nature of the transferable skills gained whilst studying at Brookes.
Many of our graduates continue their studies with a PGCE or another course at master’s level. The course is designed to have a clear pathway into Sports Coaching and Physical Education. The leadership, problem-solving and communication skills developed throughout are an ideal grounding for this and many other professions.
Similarly a number of students choose to go on to postgraduate study in coaching science, sports journalism, research, medicine, sport science, sports management, physiotherapy and health promotion.
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