About the Sport & Exercise Science Postgraduate course
This course provides an opportunity for those of you working, or intending to work, in sport, exercise, recreation and applied areas to upgrade your professional and academic expertise.
You will study the traditional areas of physiology, psychology, biomechanics and sport and exercise nutrition. Mandatory core modules include research methods and research and professional practice. Two options are available in modules which allow 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 providing you with an opportunity to gain experience in applied sport science working under supervision with the University's sports teams, sporting partners and elite performers.
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 the 2014 Research Assessment Exercise completed in 2014 in which Leeds Beckett came second in the country for sport and exercice science, leisure and tourism.
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.
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Mature ApplicantsOur 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.
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MODULES & LEARNING
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.
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 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 will examine a broad range of sport psychology literature and research, and evaluate the contributions of mainstream psychology to the study of sport. Through the introduction and evaluation of key psychological theories and principles, the module aims to facilitate a contemporary understanding of human behaviour in a sports setting.
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.
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.
- Physiology & Biochemistry for Performance & Health (20 credits)
- Clinical Exercise Testing & Prescription (20 credits)
- Physiology of Sports Performance (20 credits)
- Student Negotiated Learning (20 credits)
- Ergogenic Practices & Nutritional Manipulation in Sport & Exercise (20 credits)
- Measurement & Evaluation in Sport & Exercise Nutrition (20 credits)
- Exercise Psychology (20 credits)
- Sport Psychology in Practice (20 credits)
- Neuromuscular Biomechanics (20 credits)
- Evaluation of Biomechanical Measurement Techniques (20 credits)
- Biomechanics of Human Performance (20 credits)
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.
Louise Sutton Louise SuttonPrincipal LecturerLouise 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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See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.
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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Leeds is brimming with cultural interest, a vibrant and varied nightlife and some of the best shopping in the north of England.
Leeds lies at the heart of the UK with excellent transport links to most major cities. It was also voted best UK University Destination and is home to 200,000 students.
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