Sport Foundation Year

Course type
Foundation degree

Course duration
1 year, 3 years

BASES endorsed


Course description

Take the first step in preparing for an exciting career in sport with a foundation year. This 1 year course will help you refine your academic and professional skills and gain essential knowledge across all of the key areas of sport science and sport studies. The foundation year in sport is an opportunity to put yourself in the best possible position when you start your degree with us. It lets you add an extra level of preparatory work and broad knowledge to your degree so that you have a strong foundation on which to build in future years. This option is ideal if you do not yet meet the entry requirements for your chosen degree course, you have been out of education for a while, or you just don’t feel ready yet to start studying at degree level.

The modules you will study on this course all cover important areas of sport which are relevant to whichever of our courses you choose to progress onto. This includes:
Physiology, Biomechanics, Psychology and Sociology. There is also a strong focus on managing your transition to independent study and university level learning. We will introduce you to the different types of assessment you may experience at degree level (including presentations, exams, essays and practical assessments). You will also gain the essential practical skills needed for laboratory and field work.

Course topic areas:
Sport studies, Sport science, Sport psychology, Biomechanics, Exercise physiology


UCAS Institution Code

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BASES stands for the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. BASES is the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK.

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  • Rooms G07 and G08 Fairfax Hall, Leeds Beckett University, Headingley Campus. Headingley, Leeds LS6 3QT
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