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Sport & Exercise Science
Postgraduate course
PG Dip

Sport & Exercise Science

Overview

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 organisations such as the British Association of Sport & Exercise Sciences. Your study will be centred on enhancing your awareness of the professional issues and research applications within health, exercise and sport, through opportunities to be involved in consultancy and research projects as well as work 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 in sport and exercise science. You will also have the opportunity to apply for a range of exciting placement opportunities which will 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 University 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.
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.

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.

Entry Requirements

Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Sport & Exercise Science, Physical Sciences, Engineering, Physics, Biomechanics, Physiotherapy, Physical Education, Human Physiology, Biochemistry, Dietetics, Nutrition, Medicine or Sports Therapy, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link. All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5 with no skills below 6.0, 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.

Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Sport & Exercise Science, Physical Sciences, Engineering, Physics, Biomechanics, Physiotherapy, Physical Education, Human Physiology, Biochemistry, Dietetics, Nutrition, Medicine or Sports Therapy, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link. All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5 with no skills below 6.0, 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.


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Careers

Matt Pears

Careers

Matt Pears

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

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

Modules & learning

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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.

This modules aims to develop an understanding of how to apply research into a range of professional contexts associated with sport and exercise science.

This module aims to provide you with the opportunity to understand the major aspects of kinematics, kinetics and other biomechanical techniques such as electromyography. You will also become familiar with the use of biomechanical equipment and develop the ability to study motion by applying biomechanical principles to collected data.

Ergogenic Practices & Nutritional Manipulation in Sport & Exercise

Physiology & Biochemistry for Performance

Measurement & Evaluation in Sport & Exercise Nutrition

Clinical Exercise Testing & Prescription

Select three mpdules from the following options:

This module aims to develop a comprehensive knowledge and critical understanding of the structure and function of the main human systems during exercise. It will also develop competence in laboratory data collection techniques, as well as the evaluation and interpretation of data.

This module aims to develop a good theoretical understanding of the current sport nutrition necessary to become a good sport and exercise practitioner. It introduces the general principles, concepts and underpinning theory in nutrition necessary for the development of nutrition strategies.

Select one module from the following options:

Louise Sutton
Louise Sutton
Head of Subject
Louise joined us in 2001, bringing with her a wealth of experience in teaching vocational awards in further education settings. Louise has been influential in establishing links between the University and the fitness industry and her research interests include the use of national occupational standards in higher education, physical activity promotion and the practical application of sports dietetics.
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Fees & funding

Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.
Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.

Facilities

  • Sports Science Labs
    Sports Science Labs

    Our specialist sports science facilities 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.

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • Sports Facilities
    Sports Facilities

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

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

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Headingley Campus

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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