Undergraduate BA (Hons)

Physical Education

Prepare for a career helping others enhance their sports performance as you study a variety of subjects and a range of sporting activities.

Physical Education

Course Overview

  • UCAS code


    X390
  • Institution code


    L27
  • Main location


    Headingley Campus Beckett Park
  • Attendance


    Full-Time
  • Duration


    3 Years
  • Start date


    20 Sep 2021

Providing a pathway of practical activities across three years, this physical education course will offer a multidisciplinary experience to fit your individual career goals and learning needs.

As part of your course, you'll:

  • Study all aspects of physical education, including best practice in teaching and learning, the scientific principles which underpin PE and the benefits of lifelong physical activity
  • Gain hands-on experience in a variety of settings including teaching PE in schools or leading community groups
  • Choose from a range of option modules to develop expertise in specialist areas to maximise your opportunities and enhance your employability prospects

With our excellent sport facilities on campus, you’ll take part in a range of physical activities.

As well as practical sessions which explore approaches to teaching and learning within the physical education discipline, you will also use our specialist sports science laboratories to study human movement. Your theoretical and practical experience will be enhanced by learning in the workplace, which can include local primary and secondary schools, community youth groups or professional sports clubs.

Why study Physical Education at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. 93.8% of BA (Hons) Physical Education students in work or further study 15 months after graduating*
  2. 93% of BA (Hons) Physical Education students were satisfied with their course**
  3. Practical learning opportunities in the work place, which can include local primary and secondary schools, community youth groups or professional sports clubs
  4. Many of our students have taken advantage of our sport volunteering opportunities, which have previously included global events such as the Olympics, World Athletics Championships and Commonwealth Games
  5. Choose to top up your learning with professionally recognised National Governing Body UK Coaching Certificates
  6. Study in the university’s new £45m state-of-the-art Carnegie School of Sport building

* Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020
** National Student Survey 2020

BA Hons Physical Education Take a look at our Physical Education course overview video

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