Undergraduate BA (Hons)

Physical Education

Learn how to educate others to become motivated, healthy, confident and physically competent. You'll enable people to take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life.

Physical Education

Course Overview

  • UCAS code


    X390
  • Institution code


    L27
  • Main location


    Headingley Campus Beckett Park
  • Attendance


    Full-Time
  • Duration


    3 Years
  • Start date


    18 Sep 2023

This multidisciplinary physical education course enables you to create a programme of study that best meets your individual career goals and learning needs. The degree provides the ideal foundation for a career in teaching, as well as a range of other exciting professions in sport. 

As part of your course, you'll:

  • Study at our world-class sports facilities on campus, taking part in a range of physical activities across the three years
  • Discover all aspects of physical education, including different teaching and learning approaches, how to work inclusively with diverse groups, and the benefits of lifelong physical activity
  • Gain hands-on experience by working with young people in a variety of settings including teaching PE in primary, secondary and special schools, engaging with external organisations, and leading community groups
  • Choose from a range of optional modules to develop expertise in specialist areas and enhance your employability prospects
  • Apply an understanding of research into a variety of settings to explore, investigate and examine the experiences of others that you are supporting and educating 

As well as practical sessions which explore approaches to teaching and learning, you’ll use our specialist sports facilities to study the physiology and psychology behind human movement and behaviour. Your theoretical and practical learning will be extended by the varied employability opportunities available on the course. Your experiences will also be enhanced by work placements, guest speakers, external visits, and real-life case study assessments.

Why study Physical Education at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Carnegie School of Sport has a long history and successful record of inspiring the next generation of sports educators and supporting world class athletes.
  2. Our new Carnegie School of Sport’s £45m state-of-the-art building offers world class facilities and an excellent learning environment
  3. Employability opportunities embedded in all aspects of the course and offered throughout your three years
  4. Sport volunteering opportunities, which have previously included the Olympics, World Athletics Championships and Commonwealth Games
  5. Links with our Carnegie School of Education will enable you to continue your journey towards becoming a PE teacher by studying a postgraduate teaching qualification