CK125 B.Ed. (Hons) Sports Studies and Physical Education

Message from the Programme Director

The Bachelor of Education Sports Studies and Physical Education degree (BEDSSPE) is a dynamic four-year full-time course which qualifies you to teach Physical Education and your chosen specialist arts subject (one of the following: English (five spaces), Irish, Mathematics, French or History) at Secondary School level.

We aim to produce the best educators in physical education, sport and physical activity settings, and in the arts subject areas. Graduates from our course display independent and innovative thinking and are agents of change in the area of sport, physical activity and physical education.

You will study a wide variety of content areas, including: curriculum; teaching, coaching and learning; assessment; a range of sport and physical education activities; coaching science; health and wellness; disability and lots more. As our staff are experts and leading researchers in their discipline, you have access to the best available knowledge throughout the course.

There are several teaching, coaching and community placements throughout the course. During these placements, you gain practical experience in using an applied approach. The course works in partnership with schools, clubs and the community which allows you to become part of the teaching and coaching professional community from the beginning.

Students are supported throughout the course within a comprehensive mentoring programme involving buddy mentoring, tutor mentoring and teacher/coach mentors.

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Dr Wesley O' Brien

Director, Bachelor of Education (Hons) (Sports Studies and Physical Education)

School of Education

Scoil an Oideachais

Leeholme, O' Donovan's Road, Cork, Ireland