This course will give you a deep, considered appreciation for the role physical activity and sports play in today’s global society. You’ll explore the importance of both community and high-performance sport, while looking at the challenges involved in engaging an inactive population. You’ll also examine the significance of large-scale sports events, using key concepts and theories to appraise sports policy and individuals’ behaviour. At every stage, and in every context, we’ll encourage you to use your new-found insights to evaluate sports development practice.
The course has a strong theme of practical experience being applied to an environment of your choice. You will also benefit from some of the best university-based sports and fitness facilities in the country, and have opportunities to support research.
After your degree, you can go into a whole range of careers, including sports development, health and physical activity promotion, or sport-specific roles within governing bodies like the FA or England Netball. You’ll also find opportunities to develop programmes in schools, colleges, universities, councils and local and national government. Alternatively, you could move into elite sports, carving out a career in strategic planning or creating talent pathways.
Students can progress into careers in physical activity and development such as sports development professional, health and physical activity promotion, or sport specific development roles with National Governing Bodies of Sport such as the FA, England Netball. There are a range of activity development careers within school, further and higher education settings or within local and national government and councils. Equally elite sport development roles in strategic planning and talent pathways are available.
*Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.
The University of Hertfordshire offers a great choice of student accommodation, on campus or nearby in the local area, to suit every student budget.
72 - 168 UCAS points
Minimum of 2 A levels
BTECs must contain a minimum of 180 units (three grades) at DMM.
IB - 112 points with a minimum of 2 HL subject at grade 4 or above (with the remaining points to come from a combination of HL, SL and Core). GCSE Maths and English Language @ grade 4 (C) or above.
A minimum IELTS score of 6.0 is required for those for whom English is not their first language.
The University of Hertfordshire is committed to welcoming students with a wide range of qualifications and levels of experience. The entry requirements listed on the course pages provide a guide to the minimum level of qualifications needed to study each course. However, we have a flexible approach to admissions and each application will be considered on an individual basis.
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