Postgraduate MSc

Sport and Exercise Biomechanics

Examine the movement of the human body from a biomechanical perspective and learn how to apply this to sport performance and injury.

Sport and Exercise Biomechanics

Course Overview

  • Institution code


    L27
  • Main location


    Headingley Campus Beckett Park
  • Attendance


    Full-Time
  • Duration


    12 Months
  • Start date


    12 Sep 2022

Taught at one of the largest providers of sport in UK higher education – this course will allow you to apply the principles of sport and exercise biomechanics to support and enhance your understanding of human performance and injury.

As part of your course you’ll:

  • Examine the function and movement of the human body through laboratory data collection – employing cutting-edge technology such as 3D motion analysis, multicomponent dynamometry and neuromuscular imaging
  • Critically assess a broad range of theories, methodologies and research findings
  • Learn how to apply theories, strategies and methodologies in appropriate ways
  • Develop empirical rigour in identifying solutions to complex problems

Your learning will be inspired by the very latest insights, and you’ll be supported by tutors who are engaged in research and scientific support within the areas of neuromuscular assessment and the optimisation of athletic performance. 

Your teaching team have provided support and coaching interventions for Olympic athletes. Under their guidance, you’ll be able to put your learning into practice working with university sports teams, professional sports clubs and elite performers.

Why study Sport and Exercise Biomechanics at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Enhance your understanding of human performance
  2. Work with a teaching team engaged in research and scientific support
  3. Take advantage of the university’s new state-of-the-art Carnegie School of Sport building
  4. Sport volunteering opportunities

Human Movement Laboratory Course Director Dr Gareth Nicholson highlights the key features of the Human Movement Laboratory, including an instrumented treadmill that analyses athlete performance and injury risk, and how the facility is used by professional sports clubs including Leeds United FC.

Human Movement Laboratory