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BSc (Hons) Physical Education & Outdoor Education

University of Worcester
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
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About this program

BSc (Hons) Physical Education & Outdoor Education

This course provides an opportunity for those who are willing to go out of their comfort zone. Students will still study PE pathway but this will be combined with outdoor education, for those who are eager to climb mountains, paddle rivers and scale rock faces before returning to base to apply what they have learned to teaching.

At Worcester, the 50/50 mix of physical and outdoor education allows you to gain extensive knowledge in teaching Physical Education whilst developing outdoor education as another string to your bow, enhancing your employment options once you graduate.

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Admission requirements

112 UCAS tariff points (for example, BBC at A Level), and GCSE English and Maths at grade C/4 or above.

A Disclosure and Barring service record is required for this course.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1

  • Introduction to Physical Education
  • Land-Based Personal Skills
  • Scientific Principles in Teaching and Coaching


  • Foundations of Outdoor Learning
  • Safety Management
  • Optional language modules

Year 2

  • Learning and Teaching through Games
  • Water-Based Personal Skills
  • Creating Successful Research
  • Facilitation and Reviewing


  • Advanced Scientific Principles in Teaching and Coaching
  • Contemporary Issues in Sport
  • Teaching Special Education Needs and Disability PE in Schools
  • Teaching Gymnastics in Secondary Schools
  • Swimming, Lifesaving and Risk
  • Optional language modules

Year 3

  • Independent Research Project
  • Outdoor Activities and the Natural Environment
  • Contemporary Issues in Outdoor Education
  • Residential Experience


  • Professional Placement
  • School based Placement
  • Leading and Developing PE in Primary School
  • 14-19 PE and Sport

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

You are taught through a combination of:

  • Lectures and seminars (for a theoretical perspective on pedagogy)
  • Practical seminars (to apply theory within a practical setting)
  • Online learning (via Twitter, Blackboard, Camtasia)
  • Work Placements (teaching opportunities in local schools/outdoor centres)


  • UK/EU students: £9,250 per year.
  • International students: £13,100 per year.

Career paths

With more people playing sport and engaging in physical activity there are many new additional job opportunities in this sector. Graduates from the University of Worcester have gone on to gain employment in the following areas:

  • Sport Community coaching (including disability coaching career opportunities)
  • Sport performance coaching
  • Outdoor Instructing
  • Sport Development officers
  • FE lecturing
  • Sports Marketing
  • Expedition leadership
  • Performance Analysis
  • PE teaching
  • Outdoor centre management
  • Armed forces & Police
  • Coaching business start-up
  • Graduate level employment in the Private, public and voluntary sectors.

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University of Worcester

Founded in 1946, the University of Worcester is a public campus based university located in the charming city of Worcester - where lively city culture and idyllic rural beauty combine to offer the best of both worlds. The University of...

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University of Worcester

University of Worcester, Henwick Grove
WR2 6AJ Worcester
United Kingdom

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