Our alumni are now leaders across national and international sport
We are proud that our School’s heritage is built from the prestigious Carnegie College of Physical Training, established in 1933. This heritage links us to decades of successful alumni who are now leaders across national and international sport.
We have educated and developed generations of physical education teachers, and now boast a range of subject areas that has grown out of this foundation. These subject areas provide distinctive pathways to meet the requirements of our evolving sport and physical activity industry, and include sport & exercise science, physical activity & health, sport coaching, and sport business. As one of the largest providers of sport in UK higher education, we have a broad range of staff expertise within our school. This supports a strong interdisciplinary approach, which we deploy within our curriculum and research, ensuring a relevant and authentic education for our students.
Our heritage means that our teaching is highly influenced by our research; our staff were ranked 2nd nationally in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, when accounting for research quality and the number of contributing staff. This reflects a culture where our internationally excellent and world-leading academics are delivering innovative, research-led curriculum, ensuring a high quality learning experience. Major strengths within our wide research portfolio include obesity treatment and prevention, physical activity interventions for health, anti-doping policy and practice, professionalisation of sport coaching, and racial and gender equality within sport.
The quality of our staff and students mean we are able to build strong and productive relationships with leading industry organisations, including Public Health England, World Anti-Doping Agency, English Football Association, Rugby Football League, Sports Coach UK and the Ministry of Defence. These partnerships enable us to include high quality practical experience within our education offer, whether that is to undergraduates, postgraduates or those seeking continuing professional development.
Our Academic Team
- BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science
- BSc (Hons) Sport, Physical Activity and Health
- MSc Physical Activity & Health
- PG Cert Physical Activity & Health
- PG Dip Physical Activity & Health
- MSc Psychology of Sport & Exercise
- PG Dip Sport & Exercise Biomechanics
- PG Cert Sport & Exercise Biomechanics
- MSc Sport & Exercise Biomechanics
- MSc Sport & Exercise Nutrition
- PG Dip Sport & Exercise Nutrition
- PG Cert Sport & Exercise Nutrition
- PG Dip Sport & Exercise Physiology
- MSc Sport & Exercise Physiology
- PG Cert Sport & Exercise Physiology
- PG Dip Sport & Exercise Science
- PG Cert Sport & Exercise Science
- MSc Sport & Exercise Science
- PG Cert Strength & Conditioning
- MSc Strength & Conditioning
- PG Dip Strength & Conditioning
Leeds Beckett event to explore career opportunities in sport
An event to highlight career opportunities in sport will be held at Leeds Beckett University.
Network to enhance physical activity provision across the region
A network which will focus on sharing the latest research, policy and practice in physical activity provision in the region is set to be launched at Leeds Beckett University.
Relationship with parents (in)directly serves as a doping deterrent for British student athletes, research finds
Parents are an integral influence and (in)direct doping deterrent for British student athletes, new research conducted at Leeds Beckett University suggests.
Carnegie Conversations: The Biggest Public Health Problem in the 21st Century
Steven is a Retired Professor from the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina and his lecture will explore the decline of physical activity over the last few decades and its impact on public health.
Carnegie Conversations: Rebuilding British Race Walking in Leeds
Carnegie School of Sport academic staff explore the story of the National Centre for Race Walking and how since April 2013 the focus of support has moved from individual athletes to coach development.
Carnegie Conversations: Changing Lives Through Sport
Leeds based agency, Brass, will discuss the work they did with Leeds Rhinos Foundation to increase sponsorship and awareness for the cause – and won in the ‘Not for Profit’ category at CIM Northern Awards 2016.
Carnegie Conversations: Managing diet and exercise with type 1 diabetes
Matthew Campbell, Senior Lecturer and a panel of guest speakers discuss Managing diet and exercise with type 1 diabetes: What you need to know
The Carnegie Adolescent Rugby Research (CARR) Conference: Applying Research into Practice
The aim of the 2nd annual CARR Conference is to share this cutting edge research to enhance the practical applications of this work with a range of practitioners including coaches, strength and conditioning staff and sport scientists working with youth athletes.