YourEHU Sport and Physical Activity – Applicant Visit Day

You will receive an invitation to an Applicant Visit Day by email and post.

These events are your chance to spend some time on-campus before you have to make your firm and insurance choices in May, and for you to find out what it would be like to study and socialise here.

What is it?

You will be able to:

    • take part in a subject taster session, or have a one-to-one session with academic staff from your department – your opportunity to get a feel for what studying your course would be like
    • chat to current students from your department – the perfect way to find out what student life is like here!
    • view our range of on-campus accommodation and see what life in halls of residence looks like
    • find out about accommodation, finance, student support, study abroad options and career advice
    • go on a campus tour and find out where you will be studying, as well as where you will be socialising!

Even if you have previously attended an open day, we strongly recommend attending an applicant visit day as it provides a very different experience.

When are they taking place?

The dates for your Applicant Visit Day are Saturday 2 February or Wednesday 20 February.

How do I book?

There are two ways to book onto your Applicant Visit Day, which you can do shortly after you receive your offer:

  1. Follow the link in the email we sent to confirm your place
  2. We will post you a booking form which you can return (free of charge) and we will process your booking

Subject taster details

Click the drop-down menus of the following Taster Sessions and find your course to see which session you should attend:

Physical Education: Theory and Practice

Applicants to the following courses can attend this session:

  • BA (Hons) Physical Education and School Sport

The first part of this session will provide you with the opportunity to engage in a variety of practical activities where you will gain knowledge and understanding of how physical education can holistically promote cognitive, affective and social development through the physical. The second part of this session will provoke discussion surrounding your understanding of what physical education actually means and we will discuss the recent developments in physical education and school sport and the implications for you as future practitioners.

Students are encouraged to come prepared to participate in some physical activity.

Sport and Exercise Science

Applicants to the following courses can attend this session:

  • BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science

This interactive laboratory-based session provides you with an opportunity to experience how our state-of-the-art environmental chamber can be used to help prepare athletes for performing in extreme temperatures and/or altitude. You will also preview strategies used for injury prevention and sports conditioning and actually experience some of the techniques used to assess cognitive performance in sport and exercise.

Students are encouraged to come prepared to participate in some physical activity.

Sports Therapy

Applicants to the following courses can attend this session:

  • BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy

Our sports therapy team will provide you with an insight into some of the practical skills used in the treatment, management and rehabilitation of injury. The clinic based session will provide you with an opportunity to gain a further understanding of the fundamental concepts of anatomy and its relative function in sports therapy. The gym based practical session will provide you with an introduction to applied approaches for the management of the injured athlete in terms of rehabilitation and the development of exercise programmes used in assisting return to play.

Students are encouraged to come prepared to participate in some physical activity.

Sports Development, Management or Coaching

Applicants to the following courses can attend this session:

  • BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy
  • BA (Hons) Sports Coaching and Development
  • BA (Hons) Sports Development and Management
  • BA (Hons) Sports Management and Coaching
  • MSci Sports Coaching and Development

In this session you will be introduced to how elite and community sport is organised and delivered and consider the impacts of sports or sports events. You will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of practical activities that enable you to explore the realities of working in sport. The session will conclude about how you can get a job in the field of sports development, management and coaching, and how your course at Edge Hill will provide you with unique opportunities to obtain valuable work experience in the ‘real world’ of sport – now and in the future. You will also have the opportunity to see and use state of the art sports facilities which you will experience on your course.

Students are encouraged to come prepared to participate in some physical activity.

Sports and Exercise Psychology

Applicants to the following courses can attend this session:

  • BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Psychology

In this session you will cover key issues in the psychology of sport and exercise, as well as detailing how the course will cover these areas. The importance of psychological perspectives in understanding sporting performance will be presented. Important central concepts and perspectives, with relevant examples, will be explored through practical activities designed to illustrate their roles. Through further practical activity, during this session we will illustrate how applied sport psychology interventions aim to impact on the key concepts that have been explored.