Undergraduate BSc (Hons)

Sport and Exercise Science

Help improve people’s sporting performance and health through the study of human movement and activity.

Sport and Exercise Science

Course Overview

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  • Main location

    Headingley Campus Beckett Park
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    3 Years
  • Start date

    19 Sep 2022

Endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, this practical, multidisciplinary degree will help you develop as a complete sport and exercise scientist.

As part of your course, you’ll:

  • Study the multi-disciplinary basis of sport and exercise science
  • Gain an evidence-based appreciation of biomechanics, nutrition, physiology and psychology and their use within sport and exercise environments
  • Take part in practical sessions examining oxygen consumption, blood lactate and glucose concentration, body composition and dietary analysis
  • Use scientific processes to question and problem solve

Dedicated state-of-the-art facilities
You’ll have access to:

  • An environmental chamber which simulates the effects of diverse climatic conditions on physical performance
  • A full biomechanics laboratory
  • A DXA bone scanner, where you’ll be able to measure the density and mineral composition of the skeletal structure

Work experience
Through work placement opportunities, you could find yourself working for professional sports clubs, such as Leeds Rhinos or Yorkshire County Cricket, local schools or health clubs. 

Industry recognised
The British Association for Sport and Exercise Science (BASES) is based at the university and offers a wealth of advantages including an annual student conference and membership, along with networking and employment opportunities.

This course also meets the standards set by BASES. As a student, you’ll be able to apply for personal accreditation.

Work-ready skills
You can boost your CV by gaining nationally recognised sporting qualifications such as UK Coaching Certificates, available at the university.

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

  1. Endorsed by the British Association for Sport and Exercise Science (BASES)
  2. Work alongside nationally and internationally recognised staff 
  3. Residentials and field trips
  4. Study in our new £45m state-of-the-art Carnegie School of Sport building
  5. Sport volunteering opportunities, which have previously included the Olympics, World Athletics Championships and Commonwealth Games
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