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Physical education degree gains CIMSPA endorsement
Our BA (Hons) Physical Education degree is now endorsed against five of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) professional standards. By aligning this degree to professional standards relevant to physical education careers, Solent ensures students will be "work ready" when they graduate, and able to step into a professional role without further training.
Sports students at the rugby stadium
Sports students study England team ahead of Six Nations
Six Solent University sports students got a sneak peek at what Wales will be up against during their clash with England during the Six Nations match in February, when they were given the opportunity to watch a training session, as part of the England Rugby Mentorship Programme.
Fraser Ford and others on the CIMSPA youth panel
Solent student appointed to CIMSPA youth panel
The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) has recently held the first meeting of its Youth Panel. The group is comprised of fourteen members from the across the UK with a range of backgrounds and experiences. Solent sports student Fraser Ford, was selected to sit on the panel.
Coaches whistle
Additional qualifications
Solent University offers an extensive programme of coach education courses as well as a wide range of National Governing Body qualifications (NGB).
Student teaching a basketball course
Built-in work experience
Work placements are spread across all three years of this course, helping to ensure that you graduate with experience at all levels of teaching and youth sport. Our involvement with the Southampton School Sports Partnership - a scheme that was introduced to improve the quality of sports education within the city - gives students access to 72 primary schools, 15 secondary schools and 6 FE colleges in and around the Southampton area.