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

Message from the Programme Directors

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, Irish, Mathematics, French or History) at Secondary School level.

We aim to produce highly effective and caring educators in physical education, sport and physical activity settings, and in the arts subject areas. Graduates from our course form a vibrant alumni community in displaying independent and innovative thinking and acting as 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, learning, and assessment; a range of sport and physical education practical areas; coaching science; health and wellness; disability and lots more. Our team comprises highly experienced professional educators who are experts and leading researchers in their discipline, giving you access to authentic and meaningful learning experiences to master 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 informed by up-to-date scientific research. 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. Upon completing the programme, based on the recurrent employability data, our graduates qualify as dual-subject teachers availing of great opportunities to work as educators.

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Dr João Costa & Dr Mark Prendergast

Co-directors, Bachelor of Education (Hons) (Sports Studies and Physical Education)

School of Education

Scoil an Oideachais

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