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
Conference at Leeds Beckett shares rugby research
A conference hosted by sport scientists in the Carnegie School of Sport at Leeds Beckett University has shared the latest research findings in the field of rugby and youth sport.
Rugby Football League appoint Research and Innovation Manager
The Rugby Football League has appointed Dr Ben Jones from Leeds Beckett University on a consultancy basis as Research and Innovation Manager.
Heart monitoring technology reveals risks for climbers at high altitudes
Climbing above 4,000m can provoke abnormal heart rhythms in otherwise healthy mountaineers, with the abnormalities increasing with altitude, new research has shown.
A Woman's World
9-31st March 2017 - A photography exhibition by Anna Pepe will be displayed in the foyer of the Portland Building. A Woman's World, is The exhibition explores women, places, cultures and habitats around the world.
Creative and Digital Careers Series
The Creative & Digital Careers Series of events is open to existing Leeds Beckett University students studying any course. Some events are also open to Leeds Beckett University graduates and members of the public.
CeASR / Psychology Seminar - Mathematics Anxiety: Causes, Consequences and Strategies to Reduce it
Speaker: Dr Tom Hunt, University of Derby
How universities make people worried and miserable: a critical community psychology perspective on mental health in higher education
My Mind and Me
Alternative Realities: Is there such a thing as 'healthy psychosis'
Why does 'psychosis' have to imply 'illness'?
Forward Leeds Presents: Drugs, alcohol & mental health in the student population
Forward Leeds supports adults and young people to make healthy choices about alcohol and drugs.