School of Sport Science

Sports Massage Therapy Diploma | Level 3

This is a technical qualification that gives you the knowledge, understanding, and specialist skills needed for a career as a sports massage therapist...

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BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sports Coaching

Designed as a one-year, full-time course of study initially, with the option to continue studying for a second year in order to complete the fu...

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Sport and Exercise Sciences (Advanced) BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3

If you plan on a scientific or medical career in sport our specialist Sport and Exercise Sciences programme is for you. You will develop your knowledg...

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About the School

The School of Sport Science & Exercise trains students in practical and theoretical sports knowledge, allowing them to progress their careers as professional players or sports therapists. Courses lead to further study or employment while local partnerships provide multiple exit routes for talented athletes and instructors.



Football academy, rugby academy, gyms, gym partnerships, and technical equipment.

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Higher education sport students can find DBS and Tough Mudder tickets available from the store.


What courses do you offer?

We offer a variety of sports courses including: Sport Coaching (Football), Fitness Instructing (Gym), Supporting Learning in Physical Education and School Sport, Sports Coaching, Sports and Exercise Sciences, Sport and Exercise Science, Coaching and Performance, Supporting Learning in Physical Education and School Sport, Sport (Advanced), Introduction to Sport, and Fitness Instructing and Personal Training.

What are the progression routes from these courses?

Progression routes are available from Entry Level to Level 3 within the department. University Centre Leeds also offers degrees in Sports, Sports Coaching and Sports Performance as a further progression route for Level 3 students.

Do your students have access to work experience and practical assignments?

Yes, for many of our coaching courses students will be assessed on their leadership within coaching sessions. For fitness training courses, students will be able to plan, deliver, and evaluate their own personal training sessions.

Does the college offer any financial support for students?

Yes, students can apply for the college bursary which can pay for travel passes, college meals and trips. Students with children can also gain support with childcare to support their studies.

Which campus is the School of Sport Science & Exercise based at?

We are based at Park Lane Campus.


We are committed to making sure all students and staff are protected from harm. All staff are trained in safeguarding and child protection and our dedicated safeguarding team is on hand for advice and support. Don’t stay silent, we are here for you.

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