Undergraduate BSc (Hons)

Sport and Exercise Science

Help people improve their sporting performance and health through the study of human movement and activity in our advanced facilities.

Sport and Exercise Science

Course Overview

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  • Main location

    Headingley Campus Beckett Park
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    3 Years
  • Start date

    20 Sep 2021

Endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, this practical, multidisciplinary degree will help you to develop as a complete sport and exercise scientist. You will gain an evidence-based appreciation of biomechanics, nutrition, physiology and psychology and their applications within sport and exercise environments.

Based in our Carnegie School of Sport, you will have access to nationally and internationally recognised staff with a wealth of research and applied experience, a supportive academic advisory programme, specialist laboratories and facilities, and a progressive learning environment.

This course balances evidence-based knowledge and practical skills with the aim of producing graduates who can contribute constructively in varied settings. Our laboratories are equipped with the latest modern facilities, where you will take part in practical sessions examining O2 consumption, blood lactate and glucose concentration, body composition and dietary analysis.

You will have access to an environmental chamber which simulates the effects of diverse climatic conditions on physical performance, a full biomechanics laboratory and a DXA bone scanner, measuring the density and mineral composition of the skeletal structure.

On top of this, you can boost your CV by gaining nationally recognised sporting qualifications such as UK Coaching Certificates and gym and personal trainer awards, which are both available at the University.

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. Many of our students have also taken advantage of our sport volunteering opportunities which have included national and global events such as the Student and Commonwealth Games.

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 and as a student here, you will be able to apply for personal accreditation.

We are ranked third in the country for Sport and Exercise Science research and education with our staff producing leading cutting edge research into the most current and topical issues in this subject, which will inevitably benefit and feed into your learning.


We're passionate about sport and at Leeds Beckett University there's a huge range of sports and activities for you to get involved in, including more than 40 sports clubs. If you'd like to find out more about what we have to offer - including our Carnegie Sports Scholarship Scheme - take a look at the Sport & Active Lifestyles website.

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

  1. Study on a course endorsed by the British Association for Sport and Exercise Science (BASES)
  2. Work alongside nationally and internationally recognised staff to gain a unique insight into the subject
  3. Utilise residentials and field trips to gain a real-life understanding into what you learn in the classroom
  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
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BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science student Yona Knight-Wisdom Yona talks about studying Sport and Exercise Science at Leeds Beckett University

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