CIMSPA endorses two University of Cumbria degrees

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CIMSPA Higher Education partner the University of Cumbria has had two sport undergraduate programmes endorsed against the sport and physical activity sector’s professional standards framework.

Their BA (Hons) Sport, Coaching and Physical Education degree has been endorsed against the Assistant Coach, Coach, Safeguarding and Protecting Children, Working in the School Environment (out of curriculum) and Working with Children professional standards.

In addition, the BSc (Hons) Sport Rehabilitation programme has been endorsed against the professional standard for Strength and Conditioning Trainer.

This recognition assures students on these sports programmes understand that they will be well equipped to enter a wide range of professional roles in the sport and physical activity sector upon their graduation.

Professor Webster-Henderson Pro Vice-Chancellor (Health) at the University said:

“This endorsement is testament to the quality of our degrees and recognises the professional relevance and impact of our sports and physical activity provision. As a university, we are proud to have achieved this mark of excellence for our programmes.”

Louise Rowe, Principal Lecturer within the Institute of Health at the University of Cumbria said:

“Our partnership with CIMSPA has enabled us to enhance the employability of our graduates. Our professional standards endorsement recognises our commitment to relevant, experiential learning for students and to the wide range of partnerships with external stakeholders we have developed over the years.”

Helen Hiley, Education Officer (Higher Education) at CIMSPA said:

“We want to create a respected and regulated sector. As many begin their journey at university, understanding their degree is endorsed against employer-led professional standards is continually important. Our partnership with the University of Cumbria will be strengthened thanks to these degree endorsements.”


Interested in becoming a CIMSPA Higher Education Partner?

For more information, please contact Helen Hiley (Education Officer – Higher Education) at

The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity

CIMSPA's work enhances the career opportunities and professional development of the workforce operating in sport, fitness, exercise, leisure, gym, coaching, health and wellbeing. We achieve this through sector-wide engagement, membership, networking, events, directories and professional standards.

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