A degree in physical education is the most common route to become a secondary teacher on this subject. There are several universities in the UK that offer physical education degrees. Not all of them have the same entry requirements, so you need to compare a few of them and see which one suits you best. Here are some physical education universities in the UK that you should have a look at.
The School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at the Loughborough University offers taught and research degrees in Sport Science, Biomedical Sciences, Social Sciences and Sport and more. If you’re interested in an undergraduate degree, you can choose the BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science, a 3 year programme that will guide you through the sociological, psychological and pedagogical influences of sport on human beings.
Some of the modules you will study include Teaching and Coaching, Exercise Physiology, Fitness and Training, Biomechanics of sport, Introduction to Sociology of Sport, Making Sense of Modern Sport, Psychological Factors in Competitive Sport and others. For more information about this course, you should visit the website of the university, lboro.ac.uk.
Another option you may consider is a degree offered by the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Chester. You can either choose to study for a BA or BSc degree in Sports Development or Sport and Exercise Sciences or pursue a master in the Sociology of Sport and Exercise. More information about programs and entry requirements is available on chester.ac.uk/sport/.