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Course summary

Develop essential practical skills and scientific knowledge in preparation for a career in sport performance. Immerse yourself in the science of sport to help develop the high-performance athletes of today and tomorrow. Your studies will allow you to develop the essential knowledge and skills required to pursue a career in sport performance. As part of your course, you’ll:

  • Develop expertise in the interdisciplinary sciences of sport performance, drawing on disciplines including biomechanics, nutrition, physiology and psychology
  • Advance practical and research techniques and have the confidence to use performance-measuring equipment and technologies to evaluate athletes at all stages of their development
  • Study performance approaches within individual and team contexts and learn to apply these models to virtually any sport
  • Engage in work-related learning and practical placements in multiple sport settings
Find out more This course is one of the few undergraduate programmes in the UK that focuses on using multi and interdisciplinary science to augment performance in a range of client groups. As you apply your knowledge, you’ll refine your self-awareness, becoming a sport performance practitioner capable of understanding and responding to your clients’ individual needs so they can achieve their performance objectives while also maintaining or enhancing their health and wellbeing needs. Alongside your studies, you’ll be able to apply for professional development opportunities through the school’s internship programme, offering work experience and valuable networking opportunities that could help you to secure your first professional role after graduation. As a student in the Carnegie School of Sport, you’ll be able to draw on 20 years of expertise in delivering sport education programmes. Your studies will be bolstered by a rich sporting infrastructure here at Leeds Beckett. During all three years of study, you’ll be provided with a wide range of work-based learning opportunities. These could involve providing support to student athletes competing at BUCS (British Universities & Colleges Sport) level or being immersed in real-world placements with professional organisations and partners such as Yorkshire Carnegie, Leeds Rhinos, or Perform Group. Representatives from our sporting partners will serve as guest assessors on the course, evaluating your development as a sport performance practitioner and ensuring your learning experience is as authentic as possible. You’ll also have the opportunity to gain additional experience and qualifications through vocational involvement with our university’s Sport & Active Lifestyles schemes that provide fitness, physical activity, and coaching programmes for our staff and students. Why study Science of Sport Performance at Leeds Beckett University
  • Fully prepare for undergraduate study
  • Develop the skills to work with the next generation of elite athletes
  • Gain real-world experience and make connections through our new internship programme
  • Study in our new £45m state-of-the-art Carnegie School of Sport building
  • Sport volunteering opportunities, which have previously included the Olympics, World Athletics Championships and Commonwealth Games


Year 1 Core Modules:

  • Human Movement
  • Nutrition & Biochemistry for Sport & Exercise
  • Psychophysiological Responses to Exercise for Performance
  • Young Athlete Development
  • Profiling Sport Performance
  • Personal, Professional & Academic Development
Year 2 Core Modules:
  • Biomechanics & Performance Analysis
  • Science of Physiological Adaptations
  • Food & Nutrition for Health, Sport, & Exercise
  • Psychosocial Development for Elite Sport Performance
  • The Developing Strength & Conditioning Coach
  • Employability in Sport Performance
Year 3 Core Modules:
  • Analysing Sport Performance
  • Adapting Performance Environments
  • Final Year Project
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

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

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