If you are already working, or aspire to work, in sport, exercise, recreation, we will provide you with the opportunity to upgrade your professional expertise.
You will study the traditional areas of exercise physiology, psychology, biomechanics and sport and exercise nutrition, and at the end of your course you will complete a major independent study related to your specific interests in sport and exercise science. You can also choose an option module which allows a more detailed consideration of the contributions of biomechanics, exercise physiology, physiology, psychology and nutrition to the study of sport and exercise.
During your course you will have the opportunity to apply for a range of professional development opportunities. Placements with Leeds United, Leeds Rugby and SportAid, as well as discipline-specific projects working with academic staff in the Carnegie Faculty are just a few examples of where past opportunities have taken place.
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: 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. 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.
- Health Promotion Specialist - Sports Performance Analyst - Community Sports Coach - Healthy Lifestyle Officer
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 and pioneering research feeds directly into our taught modules providing the opportunity for you to develop the professional skills and expertise in the area of sport and exercise science.
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.
You will also need to select another four sport and exercise science modules with a minimum of three modules from the following: 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.
Sport & Exercise Nutrition (20 credits) Gain a good theoretical understanding of the current sport nutrition necessary to become a good sport and exercise practitioner, studying the general principles, concepts and underpinning theory in nutrition necessary for the development of nutrition strategies.
Applied Sport & Exercise Biomechanics (20 credits) Explore the major aspects of kinematics, kinetics and other biomechanical techniques such as electromyography, becoming familiar with the use of biomechanical equipment and developing the ability to study motion by applying biomechanical principles to collected data.
Contemporary Issues in Sport Psychology (20 credits) Examine the broad range of cutting-edge issues and trends that appear within contemporary sport psychology literature, as you gain an in-depth understanding of human behaviour in the sporting environment.
- Library Our libraries are two of the only university libraries in the UK open 24/7 every day of the year. However you like to study, the libraries have got you covered with group study, silent study, extensive e-learning resources and PC suites.
- Sports Facilities "I've been coming here to train since 2004 and the facilities are great." - Jessica Ennis, Olympic Gold Medalist