Course Description

MSc Physical Education

MSc Physical Education is a course run by Portobello Institute, Dublin. It is a Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online course with a duration of 1 academic year. MSc Physical Education gives a Course Qualification of Masters Degree. For more information about MSc Physical Education at Portobello Institute, please review the details below.

Course Details

Delivered through blended learning, this MSc Physical Education provides you with an in-depth and relevant focus on the concepts and the key skills underpinning physical education theory and pedagogy.

MSc Physical Education

Geared towards aspiring educators, this master’s program is tailored to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of physical education. The curriculum encompasses a variety of modules that explore topics such as learning methodologies, teaching strategies, and core principles of physical education. Alongside academic coursework, students will have the opportunity to gain practical experience through placements and culminate their studies with a thesis project.

A degree from a recognised global leading sports university

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

This course has been co-developed by Portobello Institute and the expert academic team in LJMU.

The modules undertaken to complete this MSc Physical Education are as follows.

  1. Physical Education as a Learning Process
  2. Physical Teacher Education & Development
  3. Teaching Efficacy and Teacher Development
  4. Physical Literacy & Universal Models in Physical Education
  5. History, Policy & International Development of Curriculum in PE
  6. Research Methods
  7. Dissertation in Physical Education

This master’s program fosters ongoing growth and development as physical educators, emphasising the adoption of positive attitudes, values, and practices that contribute to continuous improvement as teachers in both the short and long term.

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 sports, exercise and physical education.

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Training ProviderPortobello Institute
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 1
Course TypeBlended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online
Course QualificationMasters Degree
Awarding Body DetailsMSc Physical Education awarded by Liverpool John Moore's University
Course Duration1 academic year
Course TimeAutumn and Spring intakes
Course Fee9495
Entry RequirementsEntry to this course is by direct application to the college Applicants will be required to have a minimum of a 2.2 (or equivalent) in a related subject discipline. You should also submit an up-to-date CV and copies of awards/professional qualifications. For non-standard entry, applicants would need to be able to demonstrate a comparable academic standard through past studies and relevant work experience.
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