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Sports Science Degrees

In the modern world, sport has become extremely big business. From the multi-billion dollar elite world of professional sport to the equally significant personal fitness sector, the impact of sport on both individual lives and the global economy cannot be understated. As long as civilization has existed, we’ve looked for ways to increase sports performance, raise levels of physical fitness and wellbeing, reduce the risk of injury, speed up recovery, and bring communities together through this shared celebration of the human body and its capabilities.

Sports science careers range from roles in sports management and marketing through to personal training, physiotherapy and nutritional consultancy. Whether you like the idea of being involved in the world of international sports celebrities, or want to help all kinds of people improve their lives through sports participation, a sports science degree could provide the professional knowledge and training you need.

Key Skills

Common skills gained from a sports science degree include:

  • Knowledge of how the human body works
  • Ability to measure and analyze data scientifically
  • General laboratory skills
  • Understanding of the role of the mind in performance
  • Team-working skills
  • General research skills
  • Motivational skills
  • Understanding of management strategy
  • Communication skills
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to present results of research/analysis clearly
  • Experience of using advanced information technology
  • Understanding of basic business administration topics
  • Knowledge of the wide role that sports and fitness play in the modern world