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Our Partners

The quality of our staff and students mean we are able to build strong and productive relationships with leading industry organisations, including Public Health England, World Anti-Doping Agency, English Football Association, Rugby Football League, Sports Coach UK and then the Ministry of Defence. These partnerships enable us to include high quality practical experience within our education offer to all our students proving continuing professional development.

Our Partnerships

Our Key Partners

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Royal British Legion - Battle Back Centre

Working in partnership with The Royal British Legion (TRBL) and the Ministry of Defence (MoD), our University is proud to deliver and evaluate a mandatory residential personal recovery and development course for military wounded, injured and sick (WIS) personnel at The Battle Back Centre to help WIS personnel achieve the best possible recovery so they can return to service or make a smooth transition to civilian life.

Since the centre’s launch in 2011, Carnegie School of Sport, along with Carnegie Great Outdoors, delivered and evaluated 34 week-long residential courses per year at the Centre. We provide specialist coaching for the five day multi-activity residential programmes giving participants opportunities to take part in challenging activities including climbing, water sports, caving, wheelchair basketball and archery. Our Research Institute for Sport, Physical Activity and Leisure evaluates the effectiveness of the intervention.

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The International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE) was established in 1997 and is a not-for-profit, international organisation with the mission of leading and developing sport coaching globally. ICCE members seek to enhance the quality of coaching at every level of sport. The ICCE now represents over 30 countries.

The Carnegie School of Sport currently serves as an international hub for the ICCE and hosts its Global Coaches Office. This partnership has initiated a number of projects, including work examining coaching networks and learning across the EU and beyond. Work has taken place in Finland, Germany and Poland and has led to some pioneering coaching systems development work. The team is also working in the USA, China, the Philippines, and Japan among others.

Outputs of this cooperation include the International Sport Coaching Framework, the European Sport Coaching Framework, the International Coaching Degree Standards and projects like CoachNet, CoachLearn and iCoachKids.

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MoreLife deliver weight management and health improvement programmes to individuals, families, local communities and within workplaces. Supporting individuals, families and communities to have healthy lives by making small, achievable changes. To date, MoreLife have supported over 6000 people, delivering high-quality and locally-relevant services based on patient choice.

MoreLife was born out of the Carnegie Faculty in 1993 and Carnegie School of Sport have always provided robust research that underpins the programmes and services. The research findings and experience have illuminated the importance of accounting for individual needs of the client. It also shows that MoreLife clients lose weight and most keep it off providing a fundamental weight management solution.

This partnership provides opportunities for joint bids for external research and consultancy projects looking at the impact of obesity as well as student placements opportunities and jobs in this specialist field of weight management, obesity and active lifestyles.

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Active Schools

Active Schools promotes a sustainable system through developing a team of people and partnership models with schools and organisation that support the delivery of high quality physical activity, physical education and Sport. The Carnegie School of Sport is proud to be a partner with Active Schools since 2015.

This partnership provides a link to Primary and Secondary Schools for students to complete placements. This opportunity for our students not only enriches their learning, but it also gives them the opportunity to gain valuable experience to explore options of working within an education setting or working with young people.

Our academic staff work in conjunction with Active Schools to conduct research within an educational environment. This contextual research allows us to examine topical issues such as how active primary school children are and ways to increase their physical activity. We also help to design and deliver staff development training for teachers across Leeds.

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