Physical Education

In Carmarthen

Price on request
  • Typology

    Bachelor's degree

  • Location

    Carmarthen (Wales)

  • Duration

    3 Years

Description

A critical understanding of the development of knowledge in their particular subject domain (Physical Education). An understanding of the need for both a multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary approach to study, drawing, as appropriate, from service, research and professional contexts. Their understanding of Physical Education through both academic and professional reflective practice. Their research and problem solving abilities by critically understanding methods of acquiring, interpreting and analysing information appropriate to their context of study. Suitable for those students who have identified Physical Education teaching (primary and secondary) or youth sport as a future career route.

Facilities

Location

Starts

Carmarthen (Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin)
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Faculty Of Arts And Social Studies, Trinity University College, College Road, SA31 3EP

Starts

On request

To take into account

Normally, applicants should be at least 18 years of age at the time of entry and possess good literacy skills, normally demonstrated by the achievement of Grade C or above at GCSE English (or Welsh for Welsh medium courses), or equivalent qualifications. In addition * UCAS Tariff Points - Applicants should normally offer at least 120 UCAS Tariff Points or above. At least 80 points should be attained through A Level/BTEC National Award or equivalent qualification, ideally, in relevant subjects for the intended degree programme. ...

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Course programme

BA (Hons) Physical Education

Mode:
full-time

Career opportunities

  • Teaching - Primary or Secondary (subject to PGCE)
  • Sports Development and Youth Sport
  • Community Youth Service
  • Public Services & Forces
  • Higher degree and research

About the Course
All of the practical areas of activity identified in the National Curriculum for Physical Education are included as core or optional modules. The current health focus of physical education is strongly represented in the overall content of the degree. Throughout the course students will develop a broad definition of Physical Education as a lifelong process and will be able to relate theory to practice in a practical setting. Work placement in a primary or secondary school is available in the second year, as is the opportunity for an exchange for a semester to a University in the USA during the second year.

Typical modules

  • PE, the Child and the Curriculum*
  • Games in Education*
  • Teaching Swimming Fundamentals
  • Inclusion in PE and Youth Sport*
  • School Placement*
  • Physical Education and Health*
  • Research Methods
  • Skill Acquisition
  • Creativity through Movement*
  • Assessment in Physical Education*
  • Perspectives on Sport, Health and PE
  • Education, Sport and PE*
  • Coaching Pedagogy
  • Dissertation*
  • opportunity to study through the medium of Welsh also

Features

  • Unique course in Wales
  • Opportunities for gaining additional Governing Body awards
  • Staff are actively involved with the national PE and School Sport (PESS) project
  • Practical and vocational focus on the course
  • Highly relevant degree for progression route to the PGCE primary and secondary courses
  • Opportunity to complete many modules through the medium of Welsh

Why study at Trinity?

  • Great sports facilities on campus
  • Trinity has a strong sporting tradition
  • Small, friendly campus with motivated and supportive staff
  • Practical and vocational focus of the course
  • College sports teams compete in the British Universities Championships in a wide range of sports including; rugby, netball, football, hockey, cricket, triathlon, cross country, trampolining, judo and golf. There are also many other sports clubs and societies such as the Outdoor Pursuits club, Aerobics and Surf Club. Students of the School take a lead role in the organising and running of many of these clubs
  • An accredited centre for the Duke of Edinburgh Award

Programme Specification
The main educational aims of the programme are:

  • To develop a broad definition of Physical Education as a lifelong process;
  • To develop interdisciplinary perspectives on Physical Education;
  • To relate theory to practice in a practical setting.

Programme Outcomes
Knowledge

  • A critical understanding of the development of knowledge in their particular subject domain (Physical Education).
  • An understanding of the need for both a multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary approach to study, drawing, as appropriate, from service, research and professional contexts.
  • Their understanding of Physical Education through both academic and professional reflective practice.
  • Their research and problem solving abilities by critically understanding methods of acquiring, interpreting and analysing information appropriate to their context of study.
  • An understanding and critical awareness of, moral, ethical, environmental and legal issues which underpin best practice.

Intellectual Skills

  • Research and assess subject specific facts, theories, paradigms, principles and concepts.
  • Critically assess and evaluate evidence.
  • Critically interpret data and text.
  • Describe and analyse information.
  • Apply knowledge to the solution of familiar and unfamiliar problems.
  • Develop a reasoned argument and challenge assumptions.
  • Take responsibility for their own learning and continuing professional development.

Key Skills

  • Communication and presentation skills.
  • Numeracy and C and IT skills.
  • Interactive and group skills.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Ability to self appraise and reflect on practice.
  • Ability to plan and manage learning.

Entry requirements
Normally, applicants should be at least 18 years of age at the time of entry and possess good literacy skills, normally demonstrated by the achievement of Grade C or above at GCSE English (or Welsh for Welsh medium courses), or equivalent qualifications.

In addition

  • UCAS Tariff Points - Applicants should normally offer at least 120 UCAS Tariff Points or above. At least 80 points should be attained through A Level/BTEC National Award or equivalent qualification, ideally, in relevant subjects for the intended degree programme. The remaining points may be attained from a variety of qualifications within the National Qualifications Framework, eg Welsh Baccalaureate, Scottish Framework Qualifications. The University will accept a maximum of 20 points for Level 3 Key Skills.
  • Irish Leaving Certificate - At least 5 subjects at Honours level in subjects some of which must be relevant to your chosen degree programme. Please refer to UCAS tariff above.
  • International Qualifications Entry requirements 42 G E
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