University of Greenwich

Course Introduction

If you have the ability but not the qualifications, an extended degree is the first step to graduation. This four'year programme is identical to the three'year degree, but includes a foundation year, and has a lower entry tariff.

In the foundation year, gain the academic skills you need to succeed at degree level. Then maximise your abilities in a degree that blends practical courses in athletics, dance, games, gymnastics and swimming and theoretical courses related to the scientific, psychological and sociological study of physical education and sport. It will be a challenging and rewarding experience.

The foundation year will be taught at our Greenwich campus, the following three years will be taught at our Avery Hill campus. The foundation year is designed to give you:

A thorough introduction to the practical and theoretical elements in physical education and sport

Essential computing skills

Improved communication

Academic writing skills

An understanding of ethics, enterprise and leadership

The ability to manage your studies independently.

After the foundation year, you'll also study courses related to sport policy, practice and development, which consider the context and principles of teaching and coaching. There is also the opportunity to examine contemporary PE and sporting issues and their impact within local, national and international communities. Research skills are developed in each year leading to the supervised independent study course in the final year.

The aims of the programme are to:

Provide an education in the disciplines integral to physical education and sport

Enhance knowledge and understanding of physical education and sport

Develop key transferable skills such as information technology (IT), team work, problem solving, self'assessment, and application of research and mathematical skills

Develop an enquiring and analytical approach to the study of physical education and sport.

Course Modules

Year 0

Option Set 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

The Art of Communication (15 credits)

Computer Fundamentals 1 (15 credits)

Leadership and Enterprise (15 credits)

Physical Education and Sport Performance (15 credits)

Theoretical Issues in Physical Education and Sport (15 credits)

Introduction to Ethics and Society (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Study Skills (15 credits)

Academic Writing (15 credits)

Option Set 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

The Art of Communication (15 credits)

Computer Fundamentals 1 (15 credits)

Leadership and Enterprise (15 credits)

Physical Education and Sport Performance (15 credits)

Theoretical Issues in Physical Education and Sport (15 credits)

Introduction to Ethics and Society (15 credits)

Students are also required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

English for Academic Purposes 1 (15 credits)

English for Academic Purposes 2 (15 credits)

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Physical Education and Sport: Sociological Aspects (15 credits)

Physical Education and Sport: Scientific Aspects (15 credits)

Physical Education and Sport: Psychological Aspects (15 credits)

Research & Employability in Physical Education & Sport (15 credits)

Physical Education and Sport Performance (Athletics and Aquatics) (15 credits)

Physical Education & Sport Performance and Development: Outdoor and Adventurous Activities and Games (15 credits)

Physical Education and Sport Performance: Dance and Gymnastics (15 credits)

Physical Education and Sport: Philosophy and Policy (15 credits)

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Research Methods in Physical Education & Sport (15 credits)

Physical Education & Sport: Scientific Aspects 2 (15 credits)

Physical Education and Sport: Sociological Aspects 2 (15 credits)

Analysing Physical Education & Sport Performance: Dance and Gymnastics (15 credits)

Analysing Physical Education & Sport Performance and Development: Outdoor and Adventurous Activities and Games (15 credits)

Physical Education & Sport: Psychological Aspects 2 (15 credits)

Analysing Physical Education & Sport Performance (Athletics & Aquatics) (15 credits)

Physical Education and Sport: Policy, Pedagogy and Practice (15 credits)

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Independent Study in Physical Education & Sport (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Enhancing Physical Education & Sport Performance (30 credits)

Teaching Physical Education (30 credits)

Monitoring & Evaluating Physical Education & Sports Performance (30 credits)

Sports Policy & Development (30 credits)

Sport and Disability (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

Employability, Safeguarding, Welfare and the Law (15 credits)

Employability and Leadership in PE and Sport (15 credits)

Employability and Sports Marketing (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

Physical Activity and Lifestyle (15 credits)

International Perspectives on Physical Education and Sport (15 credits)

Physical Education and Sport History (15 credits)

Start Date:

09/2018

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £11,500 Overseas Fees