Sport Performance and Exercise at University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College - UCAS

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Course summary

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)

Assessment method

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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We accept International applications subject to our sponsor licence application being approved.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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.

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8945 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8945 Year 1
Scotland £8945 Year 1
Wales £8945 Year 1

Additional fee information

The sports department at University Centre Leeds has created a kit bundle. This is to support you with the practical aspects of the course and which will include the following items: Embroidered hoodie Embroidered polo shirt Embroidered t-shirt Embroidered track pants Embroidered shorts Embroidered backpack Some embroidered items may be available to buy individually. It is anticipated that you will need an embroidered polo shirt as a minimum to wear when on placement or during practical sessions. To ensure that you obtain the best deal possible for professional branded clothing that will set you up for practical sessions, gym workouts and work placements, you should order your kit through the university.  As we recognise the cost of the kit bundle may be a lot of money to pay upfront at the start of your course, we have made arrangements for this to be included in your tuition fee loan from Student Finance England, which would mean that your loan would be for £8,945. Please note that your kit can only be issued to you once proof of your loan is received by the University Centre.
Sport Performance and Exercise at University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College - UCAS