Leeds Beckett University

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: Leeds Beckett University (formerly Leeds Metropolitan University)

Sport and Exercise Physiology (Taught)

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Course summary

Taught at one of the largest providers of sport in UK higher education – this course will give you an in-depth understanding of the physiological and metabolic effects of exercise and training. You’ll develop the practical skills required to meet the specific needs of the client, be it optimal performance or improved health. As part of your course you’ll:

  • Build knowledge, expertise and applied experience from working with athletes
  • Develop clinical exercise physiology skills working alongside physiologists and doctors on a research project
  • Gain clinical exercise physiology skills working with athletes through the university's commercial screening services
With the flexibility to select from a range of modules covering different aspects of sport and exercise physiology, you’ll be able to specialise in an area matched to your career ambitions. If you’re studying the MSc, you’ll explore different research methods before conducting a major independent study related to your specific area of interest. Why study sport and exercise physiology at Leeds Beckett University...
  • Develop practical skills to meet specific need of clients, from optimal performance to improved health
  • Work alongside a dedicated and highly experienced course team on hands-on modules
  • Tailor your course to your needs by selecting optional modules
  • Take advantage of the university’s new state-of-the-art Carnegie School of Sport building
  • Sport volunteering opportunities, which have previously included global events such as the Olympics, World Athletics Championships and Commonwealth Games


Core Modules:

  • Advanced Exercise Physiology
  • Research Process
  • Professional Practice
  • Major Independent Study
You must also complete at least two out of the three core physiology modules below:
  • Clinical Exercise Testing
  • Evidence-Based Practice in Sports Physiology
  • Mechanisms of Adaptation in Exercise Training
In addition, choose from a list of option modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.

Entry requirements

Applicants should either have at least a 2nd Class Honours degree in the cognate subjects of sports science, exercise science, physical education, human physiology, biochemistry, physical sciences, physics, physiotherapy, medicine or sports therapy, at least a 2nd Class Honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum 6.0 in each component) or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Please see www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk for fee information.
Sport and Exercise Physiology at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS