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Gain an in-depth understanding of the physiological and metabolic effects of exercise and training and develop the practical skills required to meet the specific needs of the client, be it optimal performance or improved health.

Supervised by qualified staff, you will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge, expertise and applied experience working with athletes. You will also develop clinical exercise physiology skills working alongside physiologists and doctors on a research project or with athletes through the University's commercial screening services.

With the flexibility to select from a range of modules covering different aspects of sport and exercise physiology, you will be able to specialise in an area matched to your career ambitions. If you are studying the MSc, you will also explore different research methods before conducting a major independent study related to your specific area of interest.

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

Research Excellence Framework 2014

Research Excellence Framework 2014: 59% of our research submitted was assessed as world leading or internationally excellent.

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With your advanced knowledge, research experience and a range of transferable vocational and scientific skills, a wide variety of roles will be open to you. Your career choices could include leading fitness testing programmes for teams and elite athletes, involvement in public health initiatives or employment with national governing bodies.

  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Sports Development Officer
  • Health and Wellbeing Physiologist
  • Community Sports Coach

Core Modules

  • Research Methods
  • Research & Professional Practice
  • Major Independent Study
  • You will also need to select three modules from the following:
  • Clinical Exercise Testing & Prescription
  • Physiology & Biochemistry for Performance
  • Physiology of Sports Performance
  • Essentials of Sport & Exercise Physiology

Option Modules

  • Select one module from the following options:
  • Clinical Exercise Testing & Prescription (if not chosen as a core module)
  • Physiology & Biochemistry for Performance (if not chosen as a core module)
  • Physiology of Sports Performance (if not chosen as a core module)
  • Essentials of Sport & Exercise Physiology (if not chosen as a core module)
  • Further option modules may include:
  • Applied Sport & Exercise Biomechanics
  • Biomechanics of Human Performance
  • Contemporary Issues in Sport Psychology
  • Ergogenic Practices & Nutritional Manipulation in Sport & Exercise
  • Evaluation of Biomechanical Measurement Techniques
  • Learning & Development in Sport & Exercise
  • Sport & Exercise Nutrition
  • Neuromuscular Biomechanics
  • Psychology of Exercise & Health

Additional information

For further information on financing your studies or information about whether you may qualify for one of our bursaries and scholarships, follow the links below:

Financing your studies

Useful Links

Visit the Sport & Exercise Physiology MSc/PGDip/PGCert page on the Leeds Beckett University website for more details!




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