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Health, Wellbeing and Sport

Our School of Health and Wellbeing has achieved worldwide recognition for research in Healthy Communities, Men’s Health, Childhood Nutrition and Obesity and health promotion. We offer a portfolio of courses in Leeds and internationally that lead to professional registration and membership in this area. Organisations can work with us to access our state of the art clinical skills facilities, scientific laboratories and communications suites which can support a range of business–driven product development, clinical training and client engagement activities.

Develop the skills of your workforce through access to accredited and short-course training, which our expert team can tailor to meet the specific needs of your business. We can support your business to access the broad range of expertise and specialist facilities available within our University relating to health, lifestyle, social care and the social sciences.

Nutritional Care

We can help you to access a wide range of training relating to:

  • Nursing & Allied Health Professionals
  • Psychological Therapies & Mental Health
  • Social Work
  • Health Promotion
  • Clinical Skills
  • Dietetics and Nutrition
  • Public Health, Safety and the Environment CPD
  • Active Lifestyles
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Events, Tourism and Hospitality
  • Sports Performance
  • Sport Coaching and Physical Education led

The School of Health and Wellbeing has achieved worldwide recognition for research in Healthy Communities, Men’s Health, Childhood Nutrition and Obesity and health promotion. We offer a portfolio of courses in Leeds and internationally that lead to professional registration and membership. We have established an innovative community campus partnership, Community to enhance our collaborative working with communities across Leeds.

Our Continuing Professional Development offer includes a variety of short courses which enable the development of a professional workforce and we work tirelessly with employers, professional groups and accrediting bodies to ensure our offer has professional and vocational excellence.

Our skilled academics demonstrate an outstanding standard of educational practice. Where relevant, they are registered with professional bodies and offer consultancy services. We have excellent, state of the art, teaching facilities available for the use of our students, and which can also be hired externally.

Develop the skills of your workforce through access to accredited and short-course training, which our expert team can tailor to meet the specific needs of your business.

Through working with us your business can capitalise upon the expertise of our staff and students to inspire innovation enable growth and foster workforce development.

You can access our state of the art clinical skills facilities, scientific laboratories and communications suites which can support a range of business–driven product development, clinical training, user and client engagement activities.

Our expert business managers can assist your business to work with us. We are fluent in translating knowledge into business products and services and can help you to access finance and identify the most appropriate solutions for your business needs.

The Health Together Team at Leeds Beckett is unique in understanding our values, principles and practice. They work with us to develop our thinking, bringing academic rigour and an ability to work sensitively and diplomatically within our diverse group of stakeholders.

Alison McGregor, Co-Director Altogether Better

Recent Projects

• Philips Research - We developed spatially targeted transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) using an electrode array that measured skin resistance on pain and mobility in patients with osteoarthritis in the knee. We also designed and executed a clinical trial to evaluate its effectiveness.

• Medi-direct International - The team critically reviewed research evidence to underpin the development of a TENS-like device for pain management.

• Advertising Standards Agency - We critically reviewed research evidence to support marketing claims about medical devices made by commercial companies.

Bioscience Yorkshire Enterprise Fellowship - We developed of a TENS-like device to manage self-harm. This consultancy project resulted in an application for a patent.

Meet the Expert

Professor James McKenna

James McKenna is Professor of Physical Activity and Health in the Carnegie faculty at Leeds Beckett University, and head of the Active Lifestyles research centre. He has an extensive portfolio of peer reviewed publications and grants: covering interventions and community evaluations, spanning schools through to workplaces, and working with older adults. James is currently working collaboratively on the long-term evaluation of a recovery programme targeted at wounded and sick service personnel, based on sport and adventure education. As well as teaching both PG supervisors and Ph.D. students, he is Director of Studies for a range of funded PhD students. His projects range from the qualitative investigation of self-care promotion by doctors and nurses in Syria, to quantitatively evaluating health promotion campaigns delivered through professional football clubs in England.