Undergraduate BSc (Hons)

Science of Sport Performance

Develop essential practical skills and scientific knowledge in preparation for a career in sport performance.

Science of Sport Performance

Course Overview

  • UCAS code


    C610
  • Institution code


    L27
  • Main location


    Headingley Campus Beckett Park
  • Attendance


    Full-Time
  • Duration


    3 Years
  • Start date


    20 Sep 2021

Immerse yourself in the science of sport to help develop the high-performance athletes of today and tomorrow. Your studies will allow you to develop the essential knowledge and skills required to pursue a career in sport performance.

As part of your course, you’ll:
Develop expertise in the interdisciplinary sciences of sport performance, drawing on disciplines including biomechanics, nutrition, physiology and psychology
Advance practical and research techniques and have the confidence to use performance-measuring equipment and technologies to evaluate athletes at all stages of their development
Study performance approaches within individual and team contexts and learn to apply these models to virtually any sport
Engage in work-related learning and practical placements in multiple sport settings

 

 

This course is one of the few undergraduate programmes in the UK that focuses on using multi and interdisciplinary science to augment performance in a range of client groups.

As you apply your knowledge, you’ll refine your self-awareness, becoming a sport performance practitioner capable of understanding and responding to your clients’ individual needs so they can achieve their performance objectives while also maintaining or enhancing their health and wellbeing needs.

Alongside your studies, you’ll be able to apply for professional development opportunities through the school’s internship programme, offering work experience and valuable networking opportunities that could help you to secure your first professional role after graduation.

As a student in the Carnegie School of Sport, you’ll be able to draw on 20 years of expertise in delivering sport education programmes.

Your studies will be bolstered by a rich sporting infrastructure here at Leeds Beckett. During all three years of study, you’ll be provided with a wide range of work-based learning opportunities. These could involve providing support to student athletes competing at BUCS (British Universities & Colleges Sport) level or being immersed in real-world placements with professional organisations and partners such as Yorkshire Carnegie, Leeds Rhinos, or Perform Group.

Representatives from our sporting partners will serve as guest assessors on the course, evaluating your development as a sport performance practitioner and ensuring your learning experience is as authentic as possible.

You’ll also have the opportunity to gain additional experience and qualifications through vocational involvement with our university’s Sport & Active Lifestyles schemes that provide fitness, physical activity, and coaching programmes for our staff and students.

 

Why study Science of Sport Performance at Leeds Beckett University

  1. Develop the skills and knowledge to fully prepare yourself for undergraduate study.

  2. Learn the skills to develop the next generation of elite athletes.

  3. Gain real-world experience and make connections through the school's new internship programme.

  4. Be among the first students to take advantage of the university’s new state-of-the-art Carnegie School of Sport building.

  5. Take advantage of our sport volunteering opportunities, which have previously included global events such as the Olympics, World Athletics Championships and Commonwealth Games.

Carnegie School of Sport Heritage We have a long history in sports education stretching back to 1933 and the prestigious Carnegie College of Physical Training. Today, alumni of this college and its successor institutions are leaders in national and international sport.

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