BSc (Hons)

Physical Activity, Exercise & Health with Foundation Year

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

What you'll learn

Gain a scientific foundation in psychology and behaviour change techniques required for the science strand of this programme. You will learn about the psychology of sedentary behaviour and physical activity and how psychology and behaviour change can play a pivotal role in helping individuals from key priority groups lead a physically active lifestyle. Secondly, you will also learn key psychological theories that underpin these principles whilst also understanding how to measure mood, motivation and quality of life using a range of tools.
Build your scientific foundation for exercise physiology, analysing human movement and physical activity. You will gain knowledge, understanding and skills for developing professional practice in health and physical activity.
You will embark on the early engagement in and development of self-regulatory, study, research and employability skills.
Explore the fundamentals of nutrition for health and performance by developing an understanding of nutritional biochemistry and energy metabolism. On completion of the module you should be able to understand the concept of energy and how the body utilises energy. By understanding metabolism and the process of energy utilisation, you will develop an understanding of food as energy along with the importance of adequate nutrition in maintaining body functions during rest and activity.
Gain the knowledge and skills to design and deliver a gym-based exercise programme for apparently healthy adults, young people (aged 14-16), older adults and ante and postnatal women.
Gain the knowledge and skills a coach would need to design and deliver a physical activity session for young people aged 4 to 15. You will learn about key concepts of child development from a bio-psycho-social perspective and how these impact on the frequency, intensity, time and type of exercise you would use in a physical activity session.
Gain a scientific foundation in psychology and behaviour change techniques required for the science strand of this programme. You will learn about the psychology of sedentary behaviour and physical activity and how psychology and behaviour change can play a pivotal role in helping individuals from key priority groups lead a physically active lifestyle. Secondly, you will also learn key psychological theories that underpin these principles whilst also understanding how to measure mood, motivation and quality of life using a range of tools.
Build your scientific foundation for exercise physiology, analysing human movement and physical activity. You will gain knowledge, understanding and skills for developing professional practice in health and physical activity.
You will embark on the early engagement in and development of self-regulatory, study, research and employability skills.
Explore the fundamentals of nutrition for health and performance by developing an understanding of nutritional biochemistry and energy metabolism. On completion of the module you should be able to understand the concept of energy and how the body utilises energy. By understanding metabolism and the process of energy utilisation, you will develop an understanding of food as energy along with the importance of adequate nutrition in maintaining body functions during rest and activity.
Gain the knowledge and skills to design and deliver a gym-based exercise programme for apparently healthy adults, young people (aged 14-16), older adults and ante and postnatal women.
Gain the knowledge and skills a coach would need to design and deliver a physical activity session for young people aged 4 to 15. You will learn about key concepts of child development from a bio-psycho-social perspective and how these impact on the frequency, intensity, time and type of exercise you would use in a physical activity session.

What you'll learn

Build on your knowledge of the developmental and methodological considerations associated with physical activity and health. You will focus on developing understanding of the benefits of physical activity across the life-course in relation to growth and development, disease prevention and maintenance of quality of life.
Study the key, theoretical concepts and principles when designing, delivering and evaluating physical activity and public health interventions at the local, national and international level. You will gain a generic foundation on which to establish (i) a critical evaluation and application of physical activity and public health interventions for priority groups, (ii) a critical interrogation and application of public health guidance and techniques to promote healthy behaviours at a population level.
Build on the Year 1 Research and Personal Development module and develop your awareness of the industry profile and employment landscape in your degree. You will have the chance to 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 advancement of your individual employability skills, expectations and requirements to support your development.
Build upon the research and study skills already acquired to enable you to be consumers of research for use across your Year two modules and in preparation for completing a Year three final year project in your chosen topic. By the end of the module, you will be able to search for and apply relevant literature and/or theory; choose research designs to address research enquiries; analyse and interpret empirical data (qualitative and quantitative); and present research findings in your specific field.
Identify and implement appropriate dietary analysis techniques, and apply and justify sound and specific nutritional and dietary recommendations to promote good health and support an active lifestyle.
Build on your knowledge of the developmental and methodological considerations associated with physical activity and health. You will focus on developing understanding of the benefits of physical activity across the life-course in relation to growth and development, disease prevention and maintenance of quality of life.
Study the key, theoretical concepts and principles when designing, delivering and evaluating physical activity and public health interventions at the local, national and international level. You will gain a generic foundation on which to establish (i) a critical evaluation and application of physical activity and public health interventions for priority groups, (ii) a critical interrogation and application of public health guidance and techniques to promote healthy behaviours at a population level.
Build on the Year 1 Research and Personal Development module and develop your awareness of the industry profile and employment landscape in your degree. You will have the chance to 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 advancement of your individual employability skills, expectations and requirements to support your development.
Build upon the research and study skills already acquired to enable you to be consumers of research for use across your Year two modules and in preparation for completing a Year three final year project in your chosen topic. By the end of the module, you will be able to search for and apply relevant literature and/or theory; choose research designs to address research enquiries; analyse and interpret empirical data (qualitative and quantitative); and present research findings in your specific field.
Identify and implement appropriate dietary analysis techniques, and apply and justify sound and specific nutritional and dietary recommendations to promote good health and support an active lifestyle.

Option modules may include

Gain a multidisciplinary understanding of the role active learning can play in the promotion of physical activity and academic performance in young people. You will learn about the development of the brain and the role that physical activity can play in enhancing cognition at both the acute and chronic level. This basic science understanding will the underpin the development and delivery of active learning programmes.
Gain the relevant knowledge and practical skills required to plan, deliver, manage and evaluate a safe, effective and progressive adapted physical activity programme for referred clients/patients with specific controlled conditions.
Gain a multidisciplinary understanding of the role active learning can play in the promotion of physical activity and academic performance in young people. You will learn about the development of the brain and the role that physical activity can play in enhancing cognition at both the acute and chronic level. This basic science understanding will the underpin the development and delivery of active learning programmes.
Gain the relevant knowledge and practical skills required to plan, deliver, manage and evaluate a safe, effective and progressive adapted physical activity programme for referred clients/patients with specific controlled conditions.

What you'll learn

Draw together the three subject strands within the degree, science, intervention and application. You will develop your understanding and critical evaluation of local, national and international physical activity and health policy, guidance and scientific research. You will then critically apply your learning in the design, implementation and evaluation of an intervention to promote physical activity to a specific target population within young people.
Build upon your understanding and critical evaluation of local, national and international physical activity, exercise and health policy, guidance and scientific research. You will critically apply their learning in the design, implementation and evaluation of an intervention targeted at the meso and macro level to promote physical activity, exercise and health to a specific target population. You will deliver a population level intervention (social marketing campaign, brief intervention e.g. step challenge or health week, mobile phone application, website), evaluate its effectiveness and provide a reflection on the process.
You will be challenged to undertake an extended and largely independent piece of work that demonstrates research skills, critical thinking, and an awareness of ethical methodological approaches to study. You are provided with a choice of project types that reflect the key knowledge, skills and attributes of graduate careers associated with your course.
Draw together the three subject strands within the degree, science, intervention and application. You will develop your understanding and critical evaluation of local, national and international physical activity and health policy, guidance and scientific research. You will then critically apply your learning in the design, implementation and evaluation of an intervention to promote physical activity to a specific target population within young people.
Build upon your understanding and critical evaluation of local, national and international physical activity, exercise and health policy, guidance and scientific research. You will critically apply their learning in the design, implementation and evaluation of an intervention targeted at the meso and macro level to promote physical activity, exercise and health to a specific target population. You will deliver a population level intervention (social marketing campaign, brief intervention e.g. step challenge or health week, mobile phone application, website), evaluate its effectiveness and provide a reflection on the process.
You will be challenged to undertake an extended and largely independent piece of work that demonstrates research skills, critical thinking, and an awareness of ethical methodological approaches to study. You are provided with a choice of project types that reflect the key knowledge, skills and attributes of graduate careers associated with your course.