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BA (Hons)

Sport & Physical Education (Foundation Entry)

4 years
September 2024

During your Sport & Physical Education Foundation Entry Year you’ll study alongside peers from related courses, whilst gaining a broad introduction to sports leadership.

Why study with us

  • Examine sports from socio-cultural and historical perspectives, along with the study of physical education, health and fitness.
  • It will equip you with a broad range of skills and knowledge that is built from an interdisciplinary approach.
  • You’ll also have the chance to study optional modules in sports management, coaching and development, and will learn about major sporting issues and physical education in the UK and beyond.

What you'll do

  • You’ll be taught by staff with extensive experience – including former teachers and personal trainers, as well as traditional academics.
  • Most lecturers are research active, so you’ll benefit from their passion and cutting-edge expertise.
  • You’ll be supported to become a valued and employable graduate with a promising future and a suite of transferable workplace skills.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Academic expertise

Dan Orwin
Lecturer in Physical Education & Sport
School of Health, Social Work and Sport

Dan teaches across the physical education and human movement strands of the physical education and sport degree programme. In recognition of their contributions to teaching, Dan is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Dan also supervises dissertation projects relating to phy…

Dr Jess Macbeth
Senior Lecturer in Sports Studies
School of Health, Social Work and Sport

Jess is a Senior Lecturer in Sports Studies. She teaches the sociology of sport and physical education, with a particular interest in equity and equality issues experienced by disabled people and women. Her research expertise lies specifically in visually impaired sport and her w…

Future careers

Your Sport and Physical Education Foundation Entry Year is the stepping stone to be being thoroughly prepared for a diverse range of careers. Career opportunities can vary, from performance enhancement, teaching and personal training to sports management, public services and health management Some graduates go on to work in the commercial and retail sectors.

Fees and funding

First year£9,250 for the first year
Full-time£9,250 per year
First year£16,400 for the first year
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Health, Social Work and Sport

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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