Physical education is a discipline that covers the teaching and provision of sports and exercise in schools and other education settings. A cross-discipline subject, physical education studies will develop your knowledge and skills in both teaching and education, and sports and coaching. These skills will mean that you are able to pursue a career of your choice, either within education or outside education.
An undergraduate level degree in physical education will provide you with a foundation of knowledge in the area. You might study modules on the fundamentals of sport coaching, teaching physical education, sport and exercise science, the growth and development of children and adolescents, and physical activity and health.
Your degree will be delivered through a mixture of modes. These will include lectures and seminars, as well as incorporating practical sessions. Depending on your course, you may be presented with the opportunity to take part in a placement year or module. This will give you the chance to apply and develop your skills in a real teaching environment.