Leeds Trinity University, United Kingdom

Address: Brownberrie Ln, Horsforth, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS18 5HD

Websites: www.leedstrinity.ac.uk/

Leeds Trinity was founded in the 1960’s as a teacher training college, and whilst the Institution continues to be renowned for the high standard of its teacher training, provision has expanded and diversified to include thriving departments of Media, Film and Culture; Journalism; Business, Management and Marketing; Psychology; Sport, Health and Nutrition. Leeds Trinity continues to develop its courses and was one of the first places in the UK to offer degrees in Forensic Psychology and Sports Journalism. The 1980s were a crucial decade for the Institution. The two original colleges merged, surviving the previous ten years in which all education colleges had come under a lot of pressure. The Institution adapted and introduced new, non-vocational courses. In the 1990s a course in Journalism was offered.  Subsequently the Institution's growth was accelerated, and there are now more than 3.000 students, ten times more than when the Institution was opened in 1966 (approximately 300). In spite of expansion, Leeds Trinity has retained the community feel that makes it so special. The campus continues to develop, too, with various improvements being made to improve the great community including All Saints Court (198 bedrooms with ensuite and self-catered facilities worth built for £6m in September 2010) and the 3G Astroturf Pitch (opened in September 2012).

Leeds Trinity University has a total student population of 3.189 (2013-14), 65.8% females and 34.2% males.  It is a University with Catholic Foundations and a strong ethos for having a sense of community, priding ourselves in knowing our students ‘as a name not a number’ and supporting them throughout their learning.  The university is a single campus measuring 18 hectares, situated North West of Leeds, seven miles from the city centre of Leeds, North East of England. 

The University focuses on undergraduate provision at present although the ambition is to expand in postgraduate, part-time, continuing professional development and international recruitment.  Over the next 5 years the University aims to grow student numbers by approximately 150-175 students per year.  The percentage of international students is currently only 1.1%, with 98.9% from ‘Home or European Union’, however, growth is planned for the next 5 years at 10-15% of the student population.  Within this we hope to grow our Erasmus students and encourage more of our own students to travel via the Erasmus scheme. Leeds Trinity University is committed to providing student-centred degree courses. With access to state-of-the-art facilities and award-winning accommodation, you can be confident that you'll receive a fantastic student experience. We deliver excellence in our three year undergraduate degree courses, postgraduate degree courses including teacher training, foundation degrees, and accelerated learning with our new range of two year undergraduate courses. Each department at Leeds Trinity is staffed by academics with a genuine passion for their subject and a real commitment to supporting our students throughout their studies.

The department of Sport, Health and Nutrition: http://www.leedstrinity.ac.uk/departments/shln/pages/default.aspx has approximately 500 students and 22 staff, working predominantly with undergraduate students studying 3 year BA Hons and BSc Hons programmes. The degree programmes span Physical Education, Sports Coaching, Sports Development, Sport & Exercise Sciences, as well as specialist routes within Sports Nutrition and Strength and Condition.  The department also specialises in Nutrition delivering a successful BSc programme in Sport, Health, Exercise and Nutrition; and Nutrition, Food and Health.  In addition, the department was one of the first places within the country to offer a 2 year accelerated BA Hons route in Secondary Education, Physical Education and Sport.  The department also offers postgraduate provision in both taught and research degrees, including Masters by Research and PhD students. Staff expertise cover areas within physiology, psychology and coaching, physical activity and health, biomechanics, Physical Education, strength and conditioning, sport development, sports nutrition, health, and nutrition.

The University degree programmes in Nutrition are accredited to the British Association for Nutrition (AfN) and the sports programmes are aligned to the British Association of Sport & Exercise Sciences (BASES), in the process of accreditation during 2014-15.  The degrees in sports coaching are also aligned to the England Skills Active accreditation scheme.  Staff in the department are also members of a number of associations including BASES, AfN, the Physical Education Association, European Sports Development Network, European Sport and Recreation Management, National Association for Strength and Conditioning, Chartered Institute for Sport and Recreation Management, British Psychological Society, and are Fellows of the Higher Education Authority.

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