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BA (Hons) Physical Education and Sport Coaching

This degree programme provides you with the essential knowledge, skills and experience to progress your career within the Sport or Education sector. The modules of study provide you with the theoretical and practical knowledge to be a successful practitioner in a wide range of job roles, alongside the theoretical we offer practical modules and a work placement which provides you with the experience often needed to gain employment within the sector.

Throughout the programme you may use state of the art facilities at the University Campus and at the Keepmoat Stadium (home to Doncaster Rovers, Doncaster Rugby League Club and Doncaster Athletics club), utilising their world class facilities.

Our staff have a wide professional network that will be utilised throughout the degree programme providing you with opportunities to engage with leading practitioners (historically this has included access to elite level athletes, coaches, teachers, community groups, managers and government officials).

The degree programme takes a multi-disciplinary approach to learning providing an array of engaging, interesting, relatable and vital opportunities for our students.

Course Information

  • Awarding Body

    University of Hull

  • Delivery


  • Ucas Code


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Modules of Study:

Level 4 (1st year full time)
• Sport and Leisure Industry
• Foundations of Physical Education and Sports Coaching
• Introduction to Research
• PE and the National Curriculum (Practical module)
• Practical PE and Sports Coaching (Practical module)
• Introduction to Sport and Exercise Science.

Level 5 (2nd year full time)
• Employability / Work Placement module (Practical module)
• Sports Development
• Advanced Sports Coaching (Practical module)
• Research Methods
• Psychology for PE and Sports Coaching
• Advanced PE (Practical module)

Level 6 (3rd year full time)
• Contemporary Issues
• Sport and Society
• Talent Development
• Physical Activity, Exercise and Healthy Lifestyles
• Major Independent Research Project (Dissertation)

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time

All students will be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prior to starting the programme (at a cost to the student) This will be necessary in order to complete work experience for the employability module and to obtain paid employment in a PE teaching, sports coaching or sports development role in the future. Further details will be provided on enrolment in Freshers’ week.

A mixture of Practical Delivery, Work Placement, Essay, Presentations, Group Tasks, Blog Writing and Web Page building

80 UCAS Points

Typical Progression routes on successful completion of the Degree are;

• Employment within the Sport Sector
• Progression to undertake a formal teaching qualification such as a PGCE
• Progression to study a Masters Degree

Our recent graduates have progressed to / become
• Further study
• PE Teaching
• Primary school PE specialists
• Personal Trainer
• Professional Sports Coach
• Sports Coaching Business owner
• Council Physical Activity officer
• Lecturer
• Youth Academy Coach
• Sport Development officer / coach
• Community Development coach / officer


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To find out more and apply for this course, please contact us via telephone or emailing us.

  • Course code: 8G66
  • Institution code: N64
  • Campus name: University Centre Doncaster
  • Campus code: D

Apply on the Ucas website Make an enquiry Call 0800 358 7474

Course Fees

Your Tuition fees cover the majority of costs associated with your programme (including registration, tuition and assessment.)

There may be some extra costs that you might need to make or choose to pay for example:

- Books (you’ll have access to books from your module reading lists in the HE library, but you may want to buy your own copies
- Printing and photocopying)
- Trips and enhancement opportunities

If your programme includes a work placement, you may be required to pay for a Basic or Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

For more information about our course fees and available financial support, visit our Higher Education Fees and Finance section

Information for EU Students

From January 2021, how you apply for a course will change. For more information, read the UK Government's guide for the UK points-based immigration system for EU students (pdf).

Visit our International pages for more information and contact details