Are you looking for a role which is an integral part of performance development? Whether it’s working in a commercial gym or alongside athletes, our Sport Performance and Exercise programme provides you with the skills and capabilities for a variety of settings. This course combines academic study with practical learning to deliver well-rounded sports knowledge. From sports psychology, strength and nutrition to training and fitness, injury rehabilitation and body conditioning, you will learn about all the different elements of good health and exercise. With use of current science-based technologies and equipment within a laboratory setting, you will become confident at assessing the needs of others and obtain the skills and capabilities to prescribe strategies for performance enhancement. You will also have access to elite sports performance data (in partnership with STATS perform), which will provide you with key data analysis skills and offer you insight into how software can be used to support a multidisciplinary approach to performance enhancement.
Modules may include: Year 1 (Level 4) Sports Analysis (20 credits) Lifestyle Management (20 credits) Psychology of Sport and Exercise (20 credits) Professional Development (20 credits) Alternative Physical Activity (20 credits) Training and Fitness (20 credits) Year 2 (Level 5) Work-related Learning (20 credits) Independent Study (20 credits) Leadership and Management (20 credits) Nutrition for Health and Performance (20 credits) Strength and Conditioning for Exercise and Performance (20 credits) Injury Rehabilitation (20 credits)
The assessment strategy for the course will consist of 50% coursework, 25% practical delivery and 25% presentations. Other assessment methods will be used throughout the course and will aim to develop your verbal and written communication skills, which are essential for future employment. These may include individual projects, an academic poster, verbal exams, case studies and academic reports or essays.
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
University Centre Leeds welcomes applications from mature* applicants who may not have met the academic criteria, but who can demonstrate a wealth of experience in their chosen field. Candidates in this category and otherwise are likely to be interviewed to assess their suitability for the course and may be asked to provide a portfolio of evidence to support their application. *21 years and over at the start of the course.
English language requirements
English Language Grade C or above (grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) desirable. Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs. IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any component.
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