Taught course

Professional Practice in Physical Education and School Sport

University of Gloucestershire · University of Gloucestershire

Entry requirements

Applicants should have at least a 2.2 honours degree in a physical education course or relevant subject and some experience in a physical education and/or school sport setting working with children and young adults over five years old.

Months of entry

September, October

Course content

This course presents opportunities for professionals currently working in, or aspiring to work in, a physical education or school sports setting to develop expertise and knowledge to enhance their teaching practice.

Physical education is key to developing in children a lifelong engagement with sport and physical activity, encouraging them to enjoy the many benefits that come from an active lifestyle, such as increased motivation, confidence and fitness levels. On this course, you will work with fellow practitioners using cutting-edge expertise and research to enhance your skills and knowledge and to develop your own teaching practices.

You will be supported by experienced teachers and active researchers in fields such as the creation of effective learning environments, health literacy, physical literacy and teaching models. You will also benefit from expert guest lecturers, and will gain an interdisciplinary understanding of physical education and school sport, by working alongside students studying subjects such as coaching, sports therapy and strength and conditioning.

You can also enjoy state-of-the-art teaching facilities, including our brand new international-standard sports hall, and use innovative technologies such as IRIS Connect to record, observe and analyse your teaching practices.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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