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Coaching and Physical Education

A traditional strength of our University at undergraduate and postgraduate levels has been physical education, with a strong track record in professional preparation, research and publications.

Sport coaching has also been an area of focus for our University over many years. In 2006 the first formal professional preparation programmes were developed, commencing with the BSc Sport Coaching, with Master’s and PhD programmes added in recent years.

The standing of our University in the area of sport coaching has been recognised through the designation as UK Centre for Coaching Excellence in 2007 and the 2011 decision to locate the Global Coaching Office at the University by the International Council for Coach Education (ICCE).

The Research Centre for Sport Coaching and Physical Education pulls together a critical mass of researchers at the crucial interface between physical education and sport coaching. The activities of the Centre seek to address some of the fundamental issues and problems concerning the delivery of physical education and sport coaching and the link between the two areas.