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Sport & Exercise Science
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BSc (Hons)
Sport & Exercise Science

Undergraduate course
Sport

Help people improve their sporting performance and health through the study of human movement and activity in our advanced facilities.

  • Attendance
  • Duration
    3 Years
  • Start date
  • Main Location
    Headingley Campus

Your Course

    BASES
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Our staff produce cutting-edge research into the most current and topical issues in sport and exercise science and physical activity, which will feed into and benefit your learning.
Entry Requirements
120 points required
UCAS Tariff Points: 120 points required. (Minimum 80 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies. At least one of these should normally be from a science-related science subject, which can include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Education, Psychology or Sociology).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements: GCSEs: GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs. Access to HE Diploma: In a relevant subject, Pass overall with a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points. Scottish Awards: Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level. At least one science subject normally required which can include Psychology or PE Irish Leaving Certificate: Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2 One science subject normally required which can include Psychology or PE Selection Criteria: Due to the popularity of this course, we may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements. An enhanced criminal history (DBS) check maybe required for certain modules which involve working with children and/or vulnerable others. The DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks, therefore international applicants, those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency will therefore require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country before undertaking work with children and/or vulnerable others.
International Baccalaureate: 26 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
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.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

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.

UCAS Tariff Points:120 points required. (Minimum 80 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies. At least one of these should normally be from a science-related science subject, which can include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Education, Psychology or Sociology).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements: GCSEs: GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs. Access to HE Diploma: In a relevant subject, Pass overall with a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points. Scottish Awards: Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level. At least one science subject normally required which can include Psychology or PE Irish Leaving Certificate: Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2 One science subject normally required which can include Psychology or PE Selection Criteria: Due to the popularity of this course, we may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements. An enhanced criminal history (DBS) check maybe required for certain modules which involve working with children and/or vulnerable others. The DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks, therefore international applicants, those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency will therefore require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country before undertaking work with children and/or vulnerable others.
International Baccalaureate: 26 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

Careers

  • Matt Pears

Careers

Matt Pears
,

MSc Sport & Exercise Science & BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science

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“I got my position through an internship which was available from one of the links between the University and Leeds United.

MODULES & LEARNING

Introduction to Research & Study Skills for Sport & Exercise Science

Foundations of Physiology for Sport & Exercise

Fundamentals of Biomechanics & Anatomy

Introduction to Sport & Exercise Psychology

Nutrition & Biochemistry

Sport & Exercise Science Contexts

Research Methods in Physical Activity, Sport & Exercise Science

Professional Development in Sport & Exercise Science

Measurement & Evaluation for Sport & Exercise Physiology

Biomechanical Analysis of Sport Performance

The ABCs of Sport & Exercise Behaviour

Nutrition for Health, Sport & Exercise

Dissertation in Physical Activity, Physical Education, Sports Coaching & Sport & Exercise Science (40 credits)

*Choose two of the four modules listed

Applied Sport & Clinical Exercise Physiology*

Biomechanics of Strength & Injury*

Applied Sport & Exercise Psychology*

Nutritional Manipulation for Health, Sport & Exercise*

Performance in Extreme Environments

Applied Principles of Sports Training

Contemporary Health Issues & Physical Activity Rehabilitation

Obesity Management

Critical Issues in Physical Education & School Sport

Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation

Our course balances evidence-based knowledge and practical skills with the aim of producing graduates who can contribute constructively in varied settings. Our laboratories are equipped with the latest modern facilities, where you will take part in practical sessions examining O2 consumption, blood lactate and glucose concentration, body composition and dietary analysis.

You will have access to an environmental chamber which simulates the effects of diverse climatic conditions on physical performance, a full biomechanics laboratory and a DXA bone scanner, measuring the density and mineral composition of the skeletal structure.

On top of this, you can boost your CV by gaining nationally recognised sporting qualifications such as UK Coaching Certificates and gym and personal trainer awards, which are both available at our University.

Through work placement opportunities, you could find yourself working for professional sports clubs, such as Leeds Rhinos or Yorkshire County Cricket, local schools or health clubs. Many of our students have also taken advantage of our sport volunteering opportunities which have included national and global events such as the Student and Commonwealth Games.

The British Association for Sport and Exercise Science (BASES) is based at our University and offers a wealth of advantages including an annual student conference and membership, along with networking and employment opportunities. Our course also meets the standards set by BASES and as a student here, you will be able to apply for personal accreditation.

We are ranked third in the country for Sport and Exercise Science research and education with our staff producing leading cutting edge research into the most current and topical issues in this subject, which will inevitably benefit and feed into your learning.

SPORT AND ACTIVE LIFESTYLES

We're passionate about sport and at our University 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.

  • Dr Claire Griffiths
    Dr Claire Griffiths Dr Claire Griffiths
    Senior Lecturer

    Our course emphasises the importance of employability and student experience, offering a range of learning activities from lab-based sessions to work placements. We ensure our students are equipped with the knowledge and skills to follow a variety of exciting career paths.

    Claire joined the Carnegie faculty in September 2008 after working as the research co-ordinator for MoreLife, an organisation who deliver weight management and health improvement programmes. Her working life feeds into her research here at the university, where Claire focuses on how levels of obesity are affected by demographic factors such as deprivation, ethnicity and educational attainment.
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FEES & FUNDING
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2017/18 is £9250. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
See further information on financing your studies or information about whether you may qualify for one of our Bursaries and Scholarships.

Sports uniforms - Buying specific sports uniform or equipment is not a formal requirement; however you will be expected to wear appropriate clothing for sessions in different environments. The cost of clothing is variable and you may be able to wear something you already own if it is appropriate.

Coaching and First Aid qualifications - You will have the opportunity to gain additional qualifications in coaching and First Aid. Individual costs will vary depending on the qualification.
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2017/18 is £10500. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.
See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.

Sports uniforms - Buying specific sports uniform or equipment is not a formal requirement; however you will be expected to wear appropriate clothing for sessions in different environments. The cost of clothing is variable and you may be able to wear something you already own if it is appropriate.

Coaching and First Aid qualifications - You will have the opportunity to gain additional qualifications in coaching and First Aid. Individual costs will vary depending on the qualification.

Facilities

  • Sports Science Labs
    Sports Science Labs

    Our state-of-the-art labs include a human performance lab, a cardio-respiratory lab, blood sampling room for biochemical marker work, a full working physiology lab for monitoring athletes, a full body composition scanner and a nutrition laboratory.

  • Biomechanics Labs
    Biomechanics Labs

  • Sports Facilities
    Sports Facilities

    "I've been coming here to train since 2004 and the facilities are great." - Jessica Ennis, Olympic Gold Medallist

Headingley Campus

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An amazing place to spend your days

Home to our first-rate sporting facilities – Headingley Campus has a rich and diverse history having played to visitors such as Winston Churchill and Oscar Wilde. Set in 100 acres of parkland, with easy access to Leeds city centre, many of our buildings look out onto our grassy acre – a perfect place for hanging out, playing games and catching up with friends on long summer days. Headingley Campus has modern sport science laboratories, animation and music studios and the latest computing labs, as well as one of our libraries, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

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Next Undergraduate Open Day

If you are thinking of applying to Leeds Beckett attending an Open Day is the best way to find out more about us, your course and get a feel for life on campus.

Open Day Information
  • Campus Tours
    Our Campus Tours take place on Wednesday afternoons at 13:00* throughout the academic year.
  • Online Open Days
    Join us at our Online Open Days on the first Wednesday of the month.
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