Gain extensive skills and upgrade your professional expertise in the field of sport and exercise physiology.
This course will provide you with the opportunity to apply for a range of professional development opportunities giving you the chance to work with sports teams and elite performers. This will offer you the chance to gain experience in sport and exercise physiology working under supervision with our University's sports teams, sporting partners and elite performers, whilst you are studying for your masters degree.
You will study core modules in the different aspects of sport and exercise physiology, as well as research methods, research into practice and a major independent study related to your specific interests in sport and exercise physiology.
You will also be able to choose one option from a range of modules in sport and exercise science including biomechanics, nutrition and psychology.
Sport & Active Lifestyles At Leeds Beckett we're passionate about sport. There's a huge range of sports and activities for you to get involved in, including more than 40 sports clubs. If you'd like to find out more about what we have to offer - including our Carnegie Sports Scholarship Scheme - take a look at our Sport & Active Lifestyles website (http://www.leedsmet.ac.uk/sport).
Research Excellence Framework 2014: 59% of our research submitted was assessed as world leading or internationally excellent.
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.
Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.
Our course enables you to develop an advanced level of subject knowledge and research experience, as well as a comprehensive range of transferable scientific and vocational skills. As a consequence, your career choices may include leading sport science support programmes for teams and elite athletes, community sport, involvement in physical activity initiatives or interventions with the NHS and clinical populations, along with employment in national governing bodies and organisations. You will also be well equipped to pursue a higher degree through research.
- Exercise Physiologist - Sports Development Officer - Health and Wellbeing Physiologist - Community Sports Coach
Careers advice: The dedicated Jobs and Careers team offers expert advice and a host of resources to help you choose and gain employment. Whether you're in your first or final year, you can speak to members of staff from our Careers Office who can offer you advice from writing a CV to searching for jobs.
Our University is recognised as a leader in the field of sport and exercise science. The quality of our research is evident in the outstanding results achieved in sport-related studies in the Research Assessment Exercise completed in 2014 in which Leeds Beckett came second in the country for sport and exercise science, leisure and tourism.
Much of our outstanding sport and exercise science research pervades our taught modules providing the opportunity for those of you working or intending to work in the field of sport and exercise science and its sub-disciplines (physiology, nutrition, biomechanics and psychology) to upgrade your academic and professional skills, expertise and knowledge.
Research Methods (20 credits) This module focuses on the design of research projects as a way of answering questions and solving 'real world' problems in a reliable and valid manner.
Research & Professional Practice (20 credits) This modules aims to develop an understanding of how to apply research into a range of professional contexts associated with sport and exercise science.
Major Independent Study (60 credits) You will complete a research project of your choosing under the supervision of a member of academic staff. Ideally you will aim to produce research of a publishable quality.
Clinical Exercise Testing & Prescription (20 credits) Examine the application of exercise testing and prescription primarily from a pathophysiological perspective in different clinical populations. You'll evaluate the contribution of exercise testing to diagnosis and prognosis for different chronic conditions.
Physiology & Biochemistry for Performance (20 credits) Gain a critical understanding of the metabolic and endocrine responses to different types of exercise, their time course and scope for training and detraining adaptations.
Physiology of Sports Performance (20 credits) Consider the acute physiological responses to exercise and chronic physiological adaptations to training, with a detailed evaluation of contemporary exercise testing and prescription methods.
Essentials of Sport & Exercise Physiology (20 credits) Develop a comprehensive knowledge and critical understanding of the structure and function of the main human systems during exercise.
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