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 sports teams prepare for Battle of the North
Leeds Beckett University and Manchester Metropolitan University sports teams will go head-to-head in the first ever Battle of the North.
New study to boost representation of women in coaching
A Leeds Beckett University academic will be the key European expert for a new study into gender-specific education schemes for sports coaches and how these can help to boost the representation of women in coaching.
How do we know if an athlete is mentally ready to sport following an injury?
When an athlete suffers an injury, it can be easy to see when they’re physically ready to return to sport, but how do you tell when they’re mentally ready?
Professorial Inaugural Lecture by Professor David Woods
The Environment and Man: a journey along Mountains, Medicine and the Desert accompanied by Impostor and Tourette’s Syndromes
Carnegie Conversations: Driven Benevolence - Leadership Lessons from Olympic Serial Winning Coaches
Find out what it takes to win repeatedly at the top level of sport.
Professorial Inaugural Lecture by Professor Ernest Schilders
Examining the complexity of athlete's groin injuries.
Inaugural Carnegie School of Sport Campus Reunion
Leisure Studies Association (LSA) Conference
The internationally acclaimed annual Leisure Studies Association (LSA) Conference is aimed at academics, students, practitioners, policy makers and professionals who work broadly within leisure, sports, tourism and events.