Taught course

Professional Practice in Physical Education and School Sport

University of Gloucestershire · School of Sport and Exercise

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Entry requirements

  • At least a 2.2 honours degree in a physical education course or relevant subject
  • Some experience in a physical education and/or school sport setting working with children and young adults over five years old
  • Applicants may be invited for interview
  • EU and international students need IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent
  • DBS clearance is required

Months of entry


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 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
    part time
    36 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    N/A months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

03330 141414