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Kick off for new sports courses partnership


Sports students at the University of Wolverhampton will benefit from enhanced employment opportunities through a new partnership with a leading professional body.


The University is launching a new sports curriculum, which has been developed to focus on students’ future career aspirations and job prospects. 

As part of this, the University has joined forces with the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA).

As a CIMSPA Higher Education partner, the University of Wolverhampton will work together with CIMSPA to further enhance the employability of sports students. Higher education partners are certified as meeting employer-set professional standards.

Julian Smith, Principal Lecturer and Head of Curriculum for Sport at the University of Wolverhampton, said: “Our partnership with CIMSPA is part of our exciting new sports curriculum which is launching in September 2020. The integration of employability and CIMSPA Professional Standards have been central to the development of the new curriculum to ensure our students are equipped with the competencies and skills needed to meet the requirements of potential employers. 

“We will now be aiming to achieve CIMSPA (or equivalent professional body) endorsement for all of our new courses as part of our continued commitment to the employability of our students.”

Colin Huffen, Head of Regulation and Standards at CIMSPA, said: “The University of Wolverhampton operates a high performing sports programme and we’re excited to have them on board. Our partnership with them will foster collaboration and introduce CIMSPA as the chartered professional body across the different sport and physical activity courses they offer.”

The University of Wolverhampton was formerly a CIMSPA Higher Education Associate Partner.

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Date Issued: Tuesday, 19 November 2019

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