Career Pathways: Sports Science

Above is an ex-student talking about his journey into becoming the Under-21s Heavyweight Boxing Champion.

A Sports Science degree will cover a variety of modules going into the physiological, biomechanical and psychological influences on human performance during the preparation for, and participation in, sport and exercise.

Students considering applying for an undergraduate degree in Sports Science would be advised to select one or more courses from the following:

  • A Level Biology
  • A Level Physical Education
  • BTEC Sport
  • BTEC Applied Science
  • A Level Psychology

Sports Science graduates can expect to have a whole range of career pathways open to them including: sport coach, PE teacher, health advisor, local government sports development officer, exercise physiologist, personal trainer and strength and conditioning coach.

Universities also look for a range of elements within an application to study such as:

  • A GCSE profile including grade 4's and above in Maths, English and Science.
  • A Level predictions ranging from AAA – CCCs, dependent on the University
  • Strong academic reference
  • Work experience with reflective learning
  • Extracurricular activities that have developed suitable skills and qualities.

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