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 1 February or Wednesday 19 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.

You should 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
  • MSci Sport and Exercise Science

Our staff have interests in biomechanics, psychology, physiology and nutrition in an applied and multi-disciplinary context. We will identify how you will learn more about these, and other areas, whilst studying a British Association of Sport and Exercise Science endorsed degree at Edge Hill University.

This interactive laboratory-based session provides you with an opportunity to experience how our state-of-the-art laboratories can be used to enhance health and help physiologically prepare athletes for high performance sport. You will also preview biomechanical strategies used for injury prevention and sports conditioning. Finally, there will be the opportunity to experience some of the psychological techniques used in the preparation for, and participation in, sport and exercise.

You should come prepared to participate in some physical activity.

Sports Therapy

Applicants to the following courses can attend this session:

  • BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy
  • MSci 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.

You should come prepared to participate in some physical activity.

Sports Development, Management or Coaching

Applicants to the following courses can attend this session:

  • 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 new ideas and theories about health as it relates to sport and physical activity, along with key approaches to sport management. You will first be given an introduction to what constitutes sport development and sport for development alongside new ideas and strategies for sports coaching.

In the second part, you will take part in a practical session in our award-winning facilities, using various technologies, which allow you to put into practice the ideas covered in the first session. You will understand how to think differently and critically about sports coaching, development and management, whilst being given a real insight into your chosen programme of study.

You should 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 explore key issues.  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 the session will also illustrate how applied sport psychology interventions aim to impact performance and participation.