Physical Education and Sport BA Welcome Pack

Welcome to Physical Education and Sport BA 2022.

Welcome to Physical Education and Sport BA (Hons) at the University of Northampton.

Our single honours degree in Physical Education and Sport explores the ways that sport, physical education and physical activity is delivered and organised across schools and local communities. It is practical-based, stimulating, well-structured and research-informed, covering a range of topic areas including academic skills, physical education, school sport, sports development, sports business and sport psychology.

Your first semester modules are (September 2022- January 2023):

  • SPO1039 – How to be successful (Module Leader – Emma Whewell)
  • SPO1006 – Sport and Leisure Management (Module Leader – Stacie Gray)
  • SPO1024 – Sport and Exercise Psychology (Module Leader – Rob Lyon)

Your second semester modules are (January 2023- May 2023)

  • SPO1011 – Sport pedagogy for coaching (Module Leader – Karen Woolley)
  • SPO1013 – Physical Education and Sport (Module Leader- Karen Woolley)
  • SPO1038 – The Social Context of Sport and Exercise (Module Leader – James Mason)

Your Programme Leader

Dr Emma Whewell Senior Lecturer in Physical Education

Dr Emma Whewell

Programme Leader Physical Education and Sport




Welcome and Induction session

We would like to invite you to attend an online session to chat through what you can expect when you arrive at UON:

  • The first week, your timetable and any questions you might have.

    Please use the link above to join the virtual classroom. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the session and remember the session will be recorded (i.e. for data protection purposes).


You are not required to purchase any mandatory kit or textbooks to start this course.

As a heavily practical based course, students will require sportwear for many modules. We will provide all students with one of our course branded t-shirts, and students can purchase further course branded kit from Kit Locker.  While purchasing this is not mandatory, we do encourage students to consider an additional pair of tracksuit bottoms / leggings for circumstances when completing work-based learning activities and representing both our course and institution.

Additionally, at the start of term you will be given a choice of certain offers (i.e. free laptop, £500 off accommodation etc.) we would highly recommend and advise you to pick the laptop offer because you will be required throughout the 3 years of your degree to use different software.

Enhancing skills, building networks and engaging in the wider University community

​Over the course of the year, you will have opportunity to complete a range of extracurricular and professional development opportunities.


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