27 July, 2022 | Posted by Colm McDonnell

What does a BA (Hons) Physical Education Qualify you to do?

Delivered over 3 years, the BA (Hons) Physical Education programme aims to develop your critical understanding of physical education, through theoretical, practical and work-based learning experiences. You will have the opportunity to qualify and work in professional sports coaching and the option to study a PGCEi and an MSc Physical Education to become a qualified PE teacher

With the introduction of Physical Education as a state exam subject, this course is equipped to meet the demands of the growing market for specialist-trained PE teachers in Ireland.

This PE degree combines practical and theoretical aspects of physical education and provides work experience opportunities at each level of study within the school and local community settings.

 Our students can use this BA (Hons) in Physical Education as an entry pathway to becoming a PE teacher. Portobello Institute will offer, from October ’22, a Post Graduate Certificate in Continuing Education (PGCEi) with an MSc in Physical Education available from October ’23. These programmes combined are delivered over 2 academic years, offering graduates the qualifications they require to pursue a career in PE teaching. Alternatively, many of our past students have used qualifications gained from Portobello Institute to gain entry to other universities to study post-graduate qualifications for PE teaching.

Designed for those students considering entering the teaching profession, the content of this degree will equip you with an in-depth knowledge of physical education. You will study a range of modules considering learning and teaching alongside the main sports science disciplines. Modules such as Psychology and Introduction to Skills Acquisition in year 1 right through to Contemporary Issues in PE provide you with strong foundations to build a career in physical education.

Upon completion of this BA (Hons) Physical Education degree, graduates will have the opportunity to pursue further education at the post-graduate level as there is an emphasis on research skills to support those who wish to pursue a combined career in applied practice and academia at MSc or PhD level.

After gaining the foundations in physical education during their degree, many of our graduates' progress to a Professional Masters in Education and begin their careers as PE teachers.

If this course sounds like it is something of interest to you, you can find out more about our BA (Hons) Physical Education, you can visit the course page here.

Get in contact

If you are interested in any of our Sports degrees or courses, you can check out our department page here.

You can book a one-to-one, free consultation call with our expert advisor Jo Shaw here, email jo.shaw@portobellosintitute.com or call 01 892 0024.

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