BSc (Hons)

Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Teaching & Learning

 

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic we are currently unable to advise on the mode of teaching for September 2021, however we will keep you updated and provide more information as soon as we can. We continue to follow government guidance and your teaching and learning will reflect the restrictions in place at the time of delivery. We currently anticipate that you may experience a blended approach – this is a mix of face-to-face, on campus and online teaching and learning. You can keep up to date with teaching and learning at Leeds Beckett via our Covid-19 website. Updated course specifications will be available in August 2021. In the meantime, our existing course specifications are available.

What you'll learn

Gain knowledge and comprehension of sport and exercise physiology. This module will equip you with the relevant skills to apply knowledge and understanding during measurement of physiological function.
Develop an understanding of food as energy along with the importance of adequate nutrition in maintaining body functions during rest and activity.
Develop a range of personal, professional, and research-related skills that will be useful in every module studied throughout your degree.
Discover the origins and foundations of sport and exercise psychology, otherwise defined as the scientific study of human behaviour within the contexts of sport and exercise.
Gain an appreciation of the scientific skills and knowledge base needed to understand food processes to meet society's demands for safe and sustainable food products within current food policy guidance.
This module introduces the role of the sport and Exercise scientist, with an emphasis on what they DO and HOW they do it. You will learn methods of measuring and evaluating health and performance in both field and lab-based settings.
Gain knowledge and comprehension of sport and exercise physiology. This module will equip you with the relevant skills to apply knowledge and understanding during measurement of physiological function.
Develop an understanding of food as energy along with the importance of adequate nutrition in maintaining body functions during rest and activity.
Develop a range of personal, professional, and research-related skills that will be useful in every module studied throughout your degree.
Discover the origins and foundations of sport and exercise psychology, otherwise defined as the scientific study of human behaviour within the contexts of sport and exercise.
Gain an appreciation of the scientific skills and knowledge base needed to understand food processes to meet society's demands for safe and sustainable food products within current food policy guidance.
This module introduces the role of the sport and Exercise scientist, with an emphasis on what they DO and HOW they do it. You will learn methods of measuring and evaluating health and performance in both field and lab-based settings.

What you'll learn

Evaluate peer-reviewed research relating to psychological constructs, concepts, and theories applicable to sport and exercise settings.
Investigate the role of food and nutrition in health, sport and exercise throughout the life span. You will apply your knowledge of nutrition to specific populations whilst developing the skills required for the assessment and interpretation of nutritional intake and status.
Identify and evaluate research, assessment techniques and exercise practices in a range of specific situations, including; maximal, intermittent and prolonged exercise. You will also develop an understanding of exercise prescription for health and sports performance.
Build on your knowledge developed in the Sport & Exercise Scientist in Action module through an interactive learning experience with strong applied focus. You will develop practical skills, contextualise knowledge and gain an understanding to further enhance your appreciation of the distinctions between sport and exercise science disciplines.
Build upon the research and study skills from year one to become consumers of research in preparation for your second and final years. You will learn to search for and apply relevant literature and/or theory; choose research designs to address research enquiries; analyse and interpret empirical data; and present research findings in their specific field.
Enhance your employability through the development of transferable and specific skills. You will be encouraged to broaden your network of contacts and audit, manage and reflect upon the progression of your individual employability skills, expectations and requirements to support your development as a professional graduate.
Evaluate peer-reviewed research relating to psychological constructs, concepts, and theories applicable to sport and exercise settings.
Investigate the role of food and nutrition in health, sport and exercise throughout the life span. You will apply your knowledge of nutrition to specific populations whilst developing the skills required for the assessment and interpretation of nutritional intake and status.
Identify and evaluate research, assessment techniques and exercise practices in a range of specific situations, including; maximal, intermittent and prolonged exercise. You will also develop an understanding of exercise prescription for health and sports performance.
Build on your knowledge developed in the Sport & Exercise Scientist in Action module through an interactive learning experience with strong applied focus. You will develop practical skills, contextualise knowledge and gain an understanding to further enhance your appreciation of the distinctions between sport and exercise science disciplines.
Build upon the research and study skills from year one to become consumers of research in preparation for your second and final years. You will learn to search for and apply relevant literature and/or theory; choose research designs to address research enquiries; analyse and interpret empirical data; and present research findings in their specific field.
Enhance your employability through the development of transferable and specific skills. You will be encouraged to broaden your network of contacts and audit, manage and reflect upon the progression of your individual employability skills, expectations and requirements to support your development as a professional graduate.

What you'll learn

Using real-world settings, you will apply knowledge and skills to critically examine conditions and situations that impose nutritional challenges to the maintenance of health as well as the prevention and treatment of disease.
Critically apply your knowledge and skills to examine conditions and situations that impose nutritional challenges to the maintenance of nutritional status.
Using real world settings, you will reflect upon the scope of the role of the sport and exercise nutritionist. You will acquire an appreciation of professional regulation, standards and competencies required for maintaining safe and ethical practice, including the importance of establishing boundaries between practitioner and client, and how to seek out or refer on to relevant support agencies.
Undertake an extended and largely independent piece of work that demonstrates research skills, critical thinking, and an awareness of ethical methodological approaches to study.
Using real-world settings, you will apply knowledge and skills to critically examine conditions and situations that impose nutritional challenges to the maintenance of health as well as the prevention and treatment of disease.
Critically apply your knowledge and skills to examine conditions and situations that impose nutritional challenges to the maintenance of nutritional status.
Using real world settings, you will reflect upon the scope of the role of the sport and exercise nutritionist. You will acquire an appreciation of professional regulation, standards and competencies required for maintaining safe and ethical practice, including the importance of establishing boundaries between practitioner and client, and how to seek out or refer on to relevant support agencies.
Undertake an extended and largely independent piece of work that demonstrates research skills, critical thinking, and an awareness of ethical methodological approaches to study.

Option modules may include

Examine and demonstrate the interdisciplinary nature of sport and exercise science within the context of extreme environments.
Develop a critical understanding of the differing demands of athletic events and learn how this knowledge influences the approach to performance evaluation and monitoring.
Gain an understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of obesity. You will apply your knowledge to design an appropriate lifestyle programme for an individual to manage their weight, and to critique contemporary approaches to obesity management.
This module introduces the clinical use of exercise physiology techniques by considering the pathophysiology of several chronic diseases, the mechanism of action of commonly used medications for special clinical populations and concepts of clinical exercise testing.
Gain in-depth knowledge of the pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease, medical assessment and therapeutic procedures, and study the role of exercise, nutrition and psychological interventions within the multi-disciplinary management of rehabilitation and secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases.
Develop a more critical and in-depth understanding of contemporary concepts and applications relevant to the psychology of physical activity and health. You will engage in critical discussion and debate regarding physical activity behaviour change and the psychological consequences of physical activity.
Learn to critically review a variety of contemporary health issues and critique the role physical activity and nutrition can play within the regulation and or rehabilitation of stages of disease.
Explore how psychological and ethical principles inform interventions for individual performers and sports teams.
Examine and demonstrate the interdisciplinary nature of sport and exercise science within the context of extreme environments.
Develop a critical understanding of the differing demands of athletic events and learn how this knowledge influences the approach to performance evaluation and monitoring.
Gain an understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of obesity. You will apply your knowledge to design an appropriate lifestyle programme for an individual to manage their weight, and to critique contemporary approaches to obesity management.
This module introduces the clinical use of exercise physiology techniques by considering the pathophysiology of several chronic diseases, the mechanism of action of commonly used medications for special clinical populations and concepts of clinical exercise testing.
Gain in-depth knowledge of the pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease, medical assessment and therapeutic procedures, and study the role of exercise, nutrition and psychological interventions within the multi-disciplinary management of rehabilitation and secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases.
Develop a more critical and in-depth understanding of contemporary concepts and applications relevant to the psychology of physical activity and health. You will engage in critical discussion and debate regarding physical activity behaviour change and the psychological consequences of physical activity.
Learn to critically review a variety of contemporary health issues and critique the role physical activity and nutrition can play within the regulation and or rehabilitation of stages of disease.
Explore how psychological and ethical principles inform interventions for individual performers and sports teams.