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Course summary

This applied course has been developed to meet the need for health and exercise practitioners who will work with communities to improve their health and wellbeing. It will equip you with the knowledge, experience and skills to thrive in the field of health and exercise science. As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Study in a supportive learning environment
  • Examine the key disciplines of health and exercise sciences
  • Learn about global health priorities and the role of health and exercise practitioners in enhancing population health and wellbeing
  • Explore interventions which promote and enhance the nation's health through prevention and treatment
  • Learn to design and deliver your own exercise and health programmes that can have a lasting and positive impact on people's lives
Find out more Enhance your degree As part of your studies, you’ll have the opportunity to undertake industry recognised health and fitness-related qualifications, in addition to achieving your degree. Extra industry qualifications will enhance your opportunities within the employment market and help you stand out. Study to suit you With flexible study options, you can shape the course to suit your career aspirations. You could undertake work placements through our networks in local authorities, the NHS, fitness clubs, schools or with another of our many industry links. Work ready skills You’ll develop the key skills sought by employers. These could include communication, information technology, personal development, problem solving and teamwork. Furthermore, you’ll gain the leadership and planning skills to design your own public health interventions. Your ideas will effectively prescribe and promote healthy lifestyle initiatives to tackle key health priorities, such as obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Previous students have worked on exciting and beneficial projects. These have included investigations into:
  • The promotion of men's health through premier league football clubs
  • The effectiveness of programmes designed to impact risk factors for diabetes or obesity
  • Physical activity and health programmes in the workplace
Work experience This course focuses on planning your future career and developing an impressive CV. Through our extensive industry networks, you’ll have the opportunity to undertake work experience opportunities to best suit your future career ambitions. Previous students have:
  • Taught in primary and secondary schools
  • Coached groups from different backgrounds
  • Worked on healthy eating initiatives and research projects
  • Completed placements abroad at weight loss clinics and camps
Why study Health & Exercise Science at Leeds Beckett University...
  • Train for a career that will make a real difference and benefit a wide range of people
  • Learn how to encourage healthy habits across the lifespan, from childhood and adolescence into adulthood and old age
  • Work directly with people from all age groups to develop skills that work in real-life scenarios
  • Access to the university’s state-of-the-art £45m Carnegie School of Sport building


Year 1 Core Modules:

  • Personal, Professional & Academic Development in Health & Exercise Science
  • Health & Exercise Trainer
  • Physiology of the Human Body
  • Functional Anatomy & Biomechanics of Human Movement
  • Fundamentals of Exercise Psychology
  • Nutrition & Biochemistry for Health & Exercise
Year 2 Core Modules:
  • Professional Development in Health & Exercise Science
  • Research in Practice for Health & Exercise Science
  • Lifelong Public Health
In addition, choose from a list of Year 2 option modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list. Year 3 Core Modules:
  • Final Year Project in Health & Exercise Science
  • Public Health Interventions
In addition, choose from a list of Year 3 option modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.

How to apply

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Headingley Campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

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Fees and funding

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Health & Exercise Science at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS