27 July, 2022 | Posted by Colm McDonnell

What will you Learn from a BA (Hons) Physical Education?

 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.

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 degree is designed to professionally develop practitioners to progress in both their practical and future academic careers. Awarded by Liverpool John Moore’s University (LJMU), graduates will hold an instantly recognised degree from one of the world’s leading universities for sports science and physical education.

This BA (Hons) Physical Education course has been co-developed by Portobello Institute and the expert academic team in LJMU who have an international reputation for the delivery of physical education degrees.

This degree has been designed and developed in 2021 and includes relevant and up-to-date content that reflects the context of physical education in modern society eg the module Contemporary Issues in PE covers topics such as race, technology, social media, gender, historical and philosophical concepts.

You will also learn about the underpinning principles of sports science as well as practical learning and teaching skills relating to work as a physical education teacher or sports coach. You will learn how to facilitate the enhancement of physical education through effective teaching. You will understand the principles and limitations of measurement and assessment strategies in sport, exercise, and physical education.

The fundamental components of the revised and updated PE curriculum in Ireland (e.g. gymnastics, dance, games athletics, aquatics and adventure activities) are taught. You will develop critical consideration of national and international policy and curriculum design in PE. The degree provides you with a strong foundation in motor development, psychology, sociology, and physiology.

You will develop your applied teaching, lesson planning, communication, assessment and reflective practice skills through extensive work-based learning and work-related learning activities.

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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