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Sport & Physical Education*

UCAS Code: C601 Duration: 3 years

Overview

Hear from a tutor and student about studying Sport & Physical Education at Liverpool Hope.

Sport & Physical Education is a multidisciplinary subject delivered in a way that ensures graduates leave the institution with the skills to enable them to find employment. The philosophy of the curriculum is to deliver a skills-based theoretical, practical and applied experience which is underpinned by a foundation in subject knowledge and research skills. With these aims in mind the teaching activities range from traditional lectures, to seminars and tutorials supported by practical sessions both on the campus and at the University’s Field Centre in Snowdonia National Park, Wales. Students will have the opportunity to explore in detail a wide variety of principles and practices in different sports underpinned by both a theoretical and practical approach. The course will allow students to explore the impact of sport at the individual, team, organisational and wider community, from grass roots through to the elite level.

Sport & Physical Education at Liverpool Hope focuses on core disciplines in the field. These include, but are not limited to: applied and theoretical approaches to sport psychology, performance and technique, sport analysis, sport development, sociology and history and coaching science and development. Within all disciplines the students approach the effect of sport, physical education and activity on individuals and society as a whole, emphasising the ethical issues relating to competition, participation and the issue of health and well-being.

Why choose this subject?

  • The degree is approached in an interdisciplinary way so all aspects of Sport & Physical Education are explored including Sport Psychology, Sport Sociology, Education and Coaching and Development.
  • Throughout your degree you will use sporting practical to underpin the academic material using the purpose designed laboratories and sports centre.
  • The campus provides a centralised environment for the teaching and research of exercise and sport, with several laboratories, a large indoor sports hall, Astroturf, and grass pitches.
  • The opportunity to gain annual undergraduate summer employment and full-time graduate positions in North America with one of Liverpool Hope University’s partner companies in America and Canada.
  • Students studying Sport & Physical Education often take up the opportunity to study abroad during their degree, particularly in America.
  • 98% of students were satisfied with the learning resources available and 95% with their personal development whilst studying BSc Sport and Physical Education (National Student Survey 2015).
  • This Unit is rated second in the North-West and 21st in the UK for their research intensity. (Research Excellence Framework 2014)

Subject Guides

Read more about studying Sport & Physical Education at Liverpool Hope in our Sport & Physical Education ‌Subject Guides.

Sport and Physical Education Subject Guide

  

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

 

*Subject to validation

Curriculum

Throughout the programme of study, students will be introduced to the core sub-disciplines of Sport and Physical Education, including psychology, sociology, sport development, history, and coaching. Using an innovative, integrated approach, key themes will be studied from the range of perspectives in the discipline. Students will be encouraged to develop a broad appreciation of the theoretical and applied sport-related issues as well as developing personal and professional life skills from a challenging and balanced curriculum that promotes critical thinking on theory and practice. Over the course of the three years, the students will develop a critical focus on current research in the field, culminating in the final year research project. Those studying a single honours programme in Sport and Physical education will also cover the physiological and anatomical underpinnings of performance.

You may also be interested in...

Health and Wellbeing

Sport and Exercise Science

Sport Psychology

Entry requirements

2016 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2016 entry will be BCC - BBB at A Level or 260 - 300 UCAS points.

In addition, applicants require an A/A2 level in Sport, PE, Biology (or equivalent) and GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent) in Mathematics.

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BBC or above
  • Two A Levels with grades AB and one AS Level grade A
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B
  • Access Diploma with a minimum of 30 Level 3 credits at merit or above

2017 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2016 entry will be BCC - BBB at A Level or DMM - DDM at BTEC Extended Diploma or 104 - 128 new UCAS tariff points.

In addition, applicants require an A/A2 level in Sport, PE, Biology (or equivalent) and GCSE grade C (Grade 4 or above in the new grading system) in Mathematics (or equivalent).

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BBC or above
  • Two A Levels with grades AB and one AS Level grade A
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B
  • The Access to HE Diploma now also attracts points under the new UCAS tariff. Visit the UCAS website to calculate your points

If you have any questions about your qualifications, please contact enquiry@hope.ac.uk or call 0151 291 3111.

Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

Employability

We pride ourselves on having tutors who actively support and develop students from the day they arrive through their time at Hope and beyond in achieving their goals and ambitions. The Sport & Physical Exercise course offers many opportunities for the development of personal and professional skills including such skills as communication, organisation, time management, analysis and reflection. 

All students are supported throughout their course through tutor and self-directed learning, promoting students to become self-aware, proactive and motivated in their academic and life goals. The skills developed through the course will be transferable to many professions and areas of future employment. Our students have gone on to achieve success in many different vocations. Examples include, Coaching, Sport Development, Lifestyle Consultancy, Leisure Management, Sport Science Support, Personal Fitness Instructor, Sport Administration, PE Teaching, Masters, PhD, Sport/Exercise Psychology Support, Management, and Athlete Support. Students studying on this course will have the opportunity to work with staff and partners of the University in a variety of sport and exercise settings with local and/or national organisations to develop their skills.

This could lead to other opportunities to gain valuable experiences whilst studying across the three years at Hope, all helping to develop key generic skills and the specific skills that enhance their profile and ability to be successful after graduating in the career of their choice.

Overview

Hear from a tutor and student about studying Sport & Physical Education at Liverpool Hope.

Sport & Physical Education is a multidisciplinary subject delivered in a way that ensures graduates leave the institution with the skills to enable them to find employment. The philosophy of the curriculum is to deliver a skills-based theoretical, practical and applied experience which is underpinned by a foundation in subject knowledge and research skills. With these aims in mind the teaching activities range from traditional lectures, to seminars and tutorials supported by practical sessions both on the campus and at the University’s Field Centre in Snowdonia National Park, Wales. Students will have the opportunity to explore in detail a wide variety of principles and practices in different sports underpinned by both a theoretical and practical approach. The course will allow students to explore the impact of sport at the individual, team, organisational and wider community, from grass roots through to the elite level.

Sport & Physical Education at Liverpool Hope focuses on core disciplines in the field. These include, but are not limited to: applied and theoretical approaches to sport psychology, performance and technique, sport analysis, sport development, sociology and history and coaching science and development. Within all disciplines the students approach the effect of sport, physical education and activity on individuals and society as a whole, emphasising the ethical issues relating to competition, participation and the issue of health and well-being.

Why choose this subject?

  • The degree is approached in an interdisciplinary way so all aspects of Sport & Physical Education are explored including Sport Psychology, Sport Sociology, Education and Coaching and Development.
  • Throughout your degree you will use sporting practical to underpin the academic material using the purpose designed laboratories and sports centre.
  • The campus provides a centralised environment for the teaching and research of exercise and sport, with several laboratories, a large indoor sports hall, Astroturf, and grass pitches.
  • The opportunity to gain annual undergraduate summer employment and full-time graduate positions in North America with one of Liverpool Hope University’s partner companies in America and Canada.
  • Students studying Sport & Physical Education often take up the opportunity to study abroad during their degree, particularly in America.
  • 98% of students were satisfied with the learning resources available and 95% with their personal development whilst studying BSc Sport and Physical Education (National Student Survey 2015).
  • This Unit is rated second in the North-West and 21st in the UK for their research intensity. (Research Excellence Framework 2014)

Subject Guides

Read more about studying Sport & Physical Education at Liverpool Hope in our Sport & Physical Education ‌Subject Guides.

Sport and Physical Education Subject Guide

  

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

 

*Subject to validation

Curriculum

Throughout the programme of study, students will be introduced to the core sub-disciplines of Sport and Physical Education, including psychology, sociology, sport development, history, and coaching. Using an innovative, integrated approach, key themes will be studied from the range of perspectives in the discipline. Students will be encouraged to develop a broad appreciation of the theoretical and applied sport-related issues as well as developing personal and professional life skills from a challenging and balanced curriculum that promotes critical thinking on theory and practice. Over the course of the three years, the students will develop a critical focus on current research in the field, culminating in the final year research project. Those studying a single honours programme in Sport and Physical education will also cover the physiological and anatomical underpinnings of performance.

You may also be interested in...

Health and Wellbeing

Sport and Exercise Science

Sport Psychology

Entry requirements

2016 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2016 entry will be BCC - BBB at A Level or 260 - 300 UCAS points.

In addition, applicants require an A/A2 level in Sport, PE, Biology (or equivalent) and GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent) in Mathematics.

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BBC or above
  • Two A Levels with grades AB and one AS Level grade A
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B
  • Access Diploma with a minimum of 30 Level 3 credits at merit or above

2017 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2016 entry will be BCC - BBB at A Level or DMM - DDM at BTEC Extended Diploma or 104 - 128 new UCAS tariff points.

In addition, applicants require an A/A2 level in Sport, PE, Biology (or equivalent) and GCSE grade C (Grade 4 or above in the new grading system) in Mathematics (or equivalent).

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BBC or above
  • Two A Levels with grades AB and one AS Level grade A
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B
  • The Access to HE Diploma now also attracts points under the new UCAS tariff. Visit the UCAS website to calculate your points

If you have any questions about your qualifications, please contact enquiry@hope.ac.uk or call 0151 291 3111.

Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

Course Combinations

Employability

We pride ourselves on having tutors who actively support and develop students from the day they arrive through their time at Hope and beyond in achieving their goals and ambitions. The Sport & Physical Exercise course offers many opportunities for the development of personal and professional skills including such skills as communication, organisation, time management, analysis and reflection. 

All students are supported throughout their course through tutor and self-directed learning, promoting students to become self-aware, proactive and motivated in their academic and life goals. The skills developed through the course will be transferable to many professions and areas of future employment. Our students have gone on to achieve success in many different vocations. Examples include, Coaching, Sport Development, Lifestyle Consultancy, Leisure Management, Sport Science Support, Personal Fitness Instructor, Sport Administration, PE Teaching, Masters, PhD, Sport/Exercise Psychology Support, Management, and Athlete Support. Students studying on this course will have the opportunity to work with staff and partners of the University in a variety of sport and exercise settings with local and/or national organisations to develop their skills.

This could lead to other opportunities to gain valuable experiences whilst studying across the three years at Hope, all helping to develop key generic skills and the specific skills that enhance their profile and ability to be successful after graduating in the career of their choice.

Course Contact Details

Student Recruitment

+44 (0) 151 291 3111

enquiry@hope.ac.uk

Dr Caroline Wakefield

+44 (0) 151 291 3715

wakefic@hope.ac.uk

Department: Health Sciences

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