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Advance your expertise in sport and exercise science and boost your employment prospects in this competitive field.

This course is designed to meet the professional standards set by industry governing organisation, the British Association of Sport & Exercise Sciences. You will enhance your awareness of the professional issues and research applications within health, exercise and sport by engaging with consultancy and research projects and working with elite-level athletes.

You will upgrade your knowledge of physiology, nutrition, biomechanics and psychology while gaining experience through an independent project related to your specific interests. Exciting placement opportunities will help to further refine your knowledge, enhance your skills and boost your CV. Previous students have secured placements with Leeds United, Yorkshire Carnegie, Leeds Rhinos and SportsAid, a UK charity helping the next generation of sports stars achieve their potential.

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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CAREERS

A variety of career options will be available to you upon graduation. You could lead sport science support programmes for professional teams and athletes or get involved in physical activity and intervention programmes in the public sector. You will also be well equipped to progress your expertise and conduct further research in your specialist area by studying for a higher degree.

  • Health Promotion Specialist
  • Sports Performance Analyst
  • Community Sports Coach
  • Healthy Lifestyle Officer

Core modules

  • Research Methods
  • Research & Professional Practice
  • Major Independent Study
  • You will also need to select three modules from the following:
  • Essentials of Sport & Exercise Physiology
  • Sport & Exercise Nutrition
  • Applied Sport & Exercise Biomechanics
  • Contemporary Issues in Sport Psychology

Option modules

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

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

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

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