This multidisciplinary programme critically examines the wider context of physical education at all ages and enables students to follow a pathway through the sport science disciplines of physiology, psychology, biomechanics and sociology. It is structured in such a way to allow for the focused study of key disciplines as well as the synthesis of physical education, sport and exercise science, theory and practical.
Students study core modules during each year of the course such as Orientation to Higher Education and Research (Year 1), Research Methods in Sport & Exercise (Year 2), and an Individual Study (Year 3). In each year of the course students also choose to study a number of elective modules relating to both the physical education and sport and exercise science disciplines. Elective modules available within the physical education discipline include: Inclusive Practices in Physical Education, Physical Education of Young Children, Sport Education, Pedagogy for Physical Activity, and Professional Experience in PE & Sport. Elective modules within the sport and exercise science discipline include: Psychology of Exercise & Health, Sporting Extremes, Nutrition for Sport & Exercise, Biomechanics of Gait & Injury, and Psychology of Sport Coaching.
In addition, as part of the programme students will have the opportunity to gain National Governing Body certificates from a range of sports.