Physical Education, Sport and Activity (PESA) (Top-up)

Course Introduction

Kingston University’s School of Education has successfully delivered BA (Hons) Top up courses in a range of subjects since 2003, working in partnership with employers and organisations.

This exciting and innovative BA (Hons) Physical Education, Sport and Activity (PESA) Top up course provides practitioners in the field of sports, physical education and active health with the opportunity to achieve a degree award whilst remaining in employment. It is designed to enable you to benefit from higher level learning blending academic theory with practice.

You will look at ways that children and young people can reap the numerous and varied benefits that all physical activity, in all its guises, has to offer. The top up year focusses primarily on the wider, socio-political context on which PESA operates.

You will explore inclusive practices that meets the diverse needs of all young people, learning from demographic groups who have historically not reaped these benefits.

Course Modules

The modules you will study are listed below.

1. Leading and Managing Change – Capstone Project

2. PESA Enterprise and Business

3. School, Youth and Community Sport

4. International Perspectives

All modules relate to inclusive, developmental practice. You will learn to mentor and coach other practitioners and how to operate effectively in the commercial world. You will also develop your understanding of the structures, compliance and strategies in youth sport and how PESA is approached in different countries.

All modules have 4 hours contact time per week. Support is available outside of these contact hours over the course of each week. This includes online video call drop-in sessions.

Start Date


Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees