Physical Education


What does it take to motivate people and improve performance? Our physical education courses give you a strong foundation in everything that goes into being a great educator.

You'll explore the principles of human movement, the science behind performance, and how to communicate with different types of people. Through placement and practical activity, you'll develop skills that will open doors in teaching, community sport, health promotion or sports coaching.

Physical Education is one of the only degrees in the UK specifically designed to prepare students for a career in teaching. The courses cover lots of disciplines helping students develop subject knowledge across the Physical Education Curriculum. It provides opportunities to develop skills which help them to become outstanding physical educationalists.

your student experience

Sport is about doing. From your first day, you'll be part of a community that encourages you to turn ideas into action. You'll be part of a diverse community of students, who know that lives can be transformed by sport. You'll learn about its many different facets, so you can discover your passion.

You'll also be part of an active university in the heart of one of the UK's centres of sport. We're working with partners every day on research and policy, and you'll be able to apply what you've learned through placements and community projects.

Get to know our courses

Whether you're fascinated by the science of sport or drawn to working in communities, our courses will help you unlock a fulfilling career in sport.

Postgraduate Sport and Exercise Science at Leeds Beckett University Dr Andrew Manley talks about the four main areas that make up postgraduate sport and exercise science at the university and how our course prepares students for the world of work.

sport and exercise science

Your teaching community

There's more to sport than you imagined. Our teachers and researchers and specialists in a variety of fields.

We're investigating the science of performance, researching how to improve the nation's health, and exploring how to make sport more equal and accessible. And we're working with partners across the world to put our insights into action.

Meet the team

our research

Centre for Active Lifestyles

Responding to the societal need to better understand and deliver physical activity to improve Public Health and reduce longstanding social inequalities.

A mum walks through a forest with three kids


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