Sports Studies and Physical Education (BEd (Hons))

University College Cork Ireland

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The award
BEd (Hons)

How long you will study
4 Years

Domestic course fees
EU 3000

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 3000

All study options

About Sports Studies and Physical Education at University College Cork

Overview

The Sport Studies and Physical Education degree is a dynamic course that aims to produce the best educators in physical education, sport and physical activity settings. As well as qualifying to teach PE, you will also graduate in a chosen specialist arts subject from one of the following: English (five places), Irish,Mathematics, French orHistory.

Graduates from our course display independent and innovative thinking and are agents of change in the area of sport, physical activity and physical education. Our staff are experts and leading researchers in their discipline.

Teaching, coaching and community placements are available throughout the course and we work in partnership with schools, clubs and the community, allowing you to become part of the teaching and coaching professional community from the beginning.

The course also operates a comprehensive mentoring programme involving buddy mentoring, tutor mentoring and teacher/coach mentors.

Course Details

Year 1 Modules (All 5 credits):

Core:

AN1063 Anatomy of Exercise

ED1308 Psychosocial Basis of Physical Education, Sport & Health

ED1309 Movement Analysis

ED1310 Introduction to Exercise Physiology

ED1313 Health

ED1314 Practical Areas 1

ED1316 Placement 1

ED1322 Curriculum Design: Youth, Learning & Cultural Contexts

ED1323 Practical Areas 2

Electives:

One Arts subject (15 credits) from English, French, Gaeilge/Irish, History or Mathematical Studies

In addition, you will learn about dance, gymnastics, striking and fielding, badminton, athletics and aquatics and adventure activities, as well as your a specialist Arts subject (The Arts subject is studied throughout all four years). Youwill also complete your first school/club placement under the guidance of a mentor.

Year 2 Modules:

Core:

Exercise Prescription; Exercise Physiology; Practical Areas; Physical Education Teacher & Coaching Pedagogy; Placement; Creativity & Innovation in Physical Education; Sport and Physical Activity

Electives:

Arts subject continued from First Year (25 credits)

Practical modules include dance, gymnastics, GAA and rugby. You will also complete your second placement in a school setting where youwill observe, plan and teach PE under the guidance of a mentor.

Year 3 Modules:

Core:

Skill Acquisition & Analysis; Sports Medicine; Curriculum & Assessment; Placement; Research Methods; Policy and Practice in Physical Education; Disability: Pedagogical Approaches to Physical Education

Electives:

Coaching Science

or

Understanding Health & Wellness and Health Promotion

Youwill also focus on your specialist Arts subject during yourthird school-based placement, during which youwill observe and teach this subject in a school under the supervision of a mentor.

Year 4 Modules:

Core:

Philosophy & History of Education; Professional Issues in Education; Approaches to Teaching & Assessment in Physical Education; Research Project; Placements; Historical & Philosophical Aspects of Physical Education

Electives:

ED4309 Health 3 or ED4310 Coaching Science 3

and one from the following (all 5 credits)

ED4319 The Teaching of Irish; ED4328 The Teaching of English; ED4329 Second Language Education - French; ED4331 The Teaching of History; ED4334 The Teaching of Mathematics


You will be ona school placement, teaching PE and yourspecialist Arts subject for an entire school year (mornings only). Youwill then return to university for lectures, practicals and workshops in the afternoons.

You can find out more in theCollege Calendar for more detailed information on the programme and the Book of Modulesfor a more detailed description of programme modules.

Fact File

Course Code: CK116

Course Title: Sports Studies and Physical Education

College: Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

Duration: 4 years

Teaching Mode: Full-time

Qualifications: BEd (Hons)

NFQ Level: Level 8

Costs: Full-time EU/EEA/Swiss State undergraduate students may be exempt from paying tuition fees. The State will pay the tuition fees for students who satisfy the Free Fees Criteria. In 2016/17 the Student Contribution Charge will be EUR 3,000 and the Capitation Fee will be EUR 165. Costs may include EUR 150 for SSPE sports clothing; and EUR 400 for the Assistant Swim Teachers Course.

2017 Entry Requirements: H5 in two subjects, and O6/H7 in four other subjects in the Leaving Certificate from Irish, English, another language, and three other subjects recognised for entry purposes.

Entry Points: 2016: 490. Points may vary from year to year.

Assessment

Written exams will take place before Christmas and in May. Not all modules will have formal examinations. Many modules use other types of assessment including in-class tests, oral presentations, assignments, end-of-semester exams, portfolios and reflections, microteaching/microcoaching etc. You will developinvaluable transferable skills of independent, critical thinking by completing thesewide-ranging assessments.

Application Procedure

EU Applicants: Application to Year 1 of the degree programme is made directly through the Central Applications Office (CAO). Applicants should apply online at www.cao.ie. The normal closing date for receipt of completed applications is 1st February of the year of entry.

Non-EU Applicants

Mature Applicants: Application is made through theCAOand the closing date for receipt of completed applications is 1st February of the year of proposed entry.

Further Contact Information

Ms Stefanie Wojtek

T: +353 (0)21 490 3055

E:S.Wojtek@ucc.ie

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBEd (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesEU 3000International course feesEUR 3000

Notes about fees for this course

Costs: Full-time EU/EEA/Swiss State undergraduate students may be exempt from paying tuition fees. The State will pay the tuition fees for students who satisfy the Free Fees Criteria. In 2016/17 the Student Contribution Charge will be EUR 3,000 and the Capitation Fee will be EUR 165. Costs may include EUR 150 for SSPE sports clothing; and EUR 400 for the Assistant Swim Teachers Course.

2017 Entry Requirements: H5 in two subjects, and O6/H7 in four other subjects in the Leaving Certificate from Irish, English, another language, and three other subjects recognised for entry purposes.

Entry Points: 2016: 490. Points may vary from year to year.

Entry requirements for this course

Contact University College Cork to find course entry requirements.

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