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.

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

 

  • Learn how to apply the principles of sport and exercise biomechanics to support and enhance your understanding of human performance
  • Work with a teaching team engaged in research and scientific support within the areas of neuromuscular assessment and the optimisation of athletic performance
  • Be among the first students to take advantage of the university‚Äôs new state-of-the-art Carnegie School of Sport building
  • Take advantage of our sport volunteering opportunities, which have previously included global events such as the Olympics, World Athletics Championships and Commonwealth Games

The entrance Carnegie School of Sport building and outdoor seating area on Headingley Campus

Studying a degree at Leeds Beckett puts you in very good company – we have alumni in more than 140 countries around the world. 

 

TEACHING & LEARNING

Independent study is a crucial part of learning at university and you will be required to undertake many hours of self-directed research and reading, and preparation and writing of assessments. Your course is delivered through a number of modules, which will help you to plan your time and establish a study routine. Outside of your lectures, workshops and tutorials, a range of support is available to assist with your independent study. Our subject-specific librarians will be on hand to direct you to the specialist learning and study-skill resources. You’ll also be assigned an academic advisor to give you tailored feedback and support.

Our silver status in the latest Teaching Excellence Framework, reflects our commitment to deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for our students.

Core modules:

  • Research process
  • Professional practice 
  • Major Independent Study

You must also complete at least three out of the four core biomechanics modules below:

  • Measurement techniques in biomechanics
  • Neuromuscular Biomechanics
  • Advanced biomechanical analysis of the sports performer 
  • Biomechanics of human gait

Optional modules: 

  • Evidence based practice in sports physiology 
  • Mechanisms of adaptation to exercise training
  • Contemporary issues in sport psychology
  • Psychology of exercise health
  • Sport and exercise nutrition 
  • Ergogenic Practices and nutritional manipulation in sport and exercise 
  • Measurement in physical activity and health

Carnegie School of Sport Dr Andrew Manley talks about studying sport at Leeds Beckett