School of Sport Science & Exercise

Available at the following campuses:

What Our Students Say

“The thing I like most about the course is training in the gym and getting to know about the clients and how to professionally work with them more. When you go out there in the real world it shows you how you need to like evolve around each client, how you need to learn from the clients and how you need to adapt for them.”


Did you know!

  • Previous students have successfully trialled for the Under 19s Academy at Leeds Rhinos, and got into the squad as a route into professional sports.
  • Students can join international programmes - previous destinations have included Austria and Finland

About School of Sport Science & Exercise

Welcome to the School of Sport Science & Exercise

The School of Sport Science & Exercise trains students in practical and theoretical sports knowledge, allowing them to progress in their careers across wellness, sports and coaching industries. With flexible courses available, including online and part-time options, students can choose from Level 1 to 4 qualifications, BTECs and diplomas to prepare for further study or employment.

After completing our courses students can progress to various roles. These roles include: professional sports player, fitness instructor/personal trainer, physiotherapist, sports coach, physical education teacher, sports massage therapist, leisure centre manager, outdoor recreational activity leader, and sports development officer.

The school has established a network of strong local partnerships, providing industry knowledge and multiple career paths for its talented athletes, therapists and instructors.

Where will I learn?

Based at our Park Lane Campus, the School of Sport Science & Exercise makes the most of its professional onsite facilities, as well as enjoying a wide range of connections with external organisations. Industry links include Firehouse Fitness, i2i Football Academy and Leeds Rhinos Foundation.


  • Fully-equipped ECO-POWR gym
  • Spacious, modern classrooms

To get an idea about where you could be learning, come to one of our open events and tour our extensive facilities.


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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Employment Statistics

Average salaries of the careers in this subject area are:

  • Sports players

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  • Sports coaches, instructors and officials

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  • Sports and leisure assistants

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