Carnegie School of Sport partnership

Huddersfield Town

Collaborating on research and boosting student employability with via our work with Huddersfield Town Football Club.

Huddersfield Town

We began working with Huddersfield Town Football Club in June 2020, helping to fund research, work experience and student placements. 

Our collaborative partnership also sees players regularly use our outstanding state-of-the-art facilities at our Headingley campus.

We are excited about building on this following the Leeds United men’s team’s promotion to the Premier League. 

Impact of our partnership

  1. Student experience

    Our partnership with the club enables undergraduate and postgraduate students at the Carnegie School of Sport (CSS) to gain valuable work experience in a professional sporting environment, developing both their applied practice and research skills. 

  2. Internships and postgraduate research opportunities

    We offer three match-funded PhD studentships supporting the first team and academy, with the PhD students placed as embedded members of staff at the club, helping drive current training practices with innovative research projects. 

    Huddersfield Town provides funded masters’ placements in nutrition and psychology and undergraduate students also benefit from internships with the club across sport science, strength and conditioning, performance analysis and recruitment analysis. The partnership also enables our nutrition students to undertake work experience with Huddersfield Town, working towards their accreditation in a professional environment and setting them apart from their competition when they come to graduate.

  3. Research with impact

    We are at the forefront of research in areas including health and nutrition, training and match play demands.

  4. Sports performance support

    CSS students help to drive current and future sport science and strength and conditioning practices within the academy and senior squads, as well as working to support the continuous improvement of the club’s nutritional and training strategies.

    As part of our work together, Huddersfield Town also benefits from the university’s insight and leading academic research, with academic members of staff additionally holding consultancy roles at the club. Through our collaboration, the club is able to stay ahead of the game in sports science and strength and conditioning, nutritional strategies, utilising the resources and support provided by Leeds Beckett to help its players and the wider club to maximise sports performance. 

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