A sport science degree is a great start for a career in the sports industry, but you'll also gain valuable business and management skills which can be used in many jobs
Jobs directly related to your degree include:
Jobs where your degree would be useful include:
Look for opportunities that match the career you'd like to go into. Try youth sport volunteering if you're interested in coaching, or get work experience in a school if you'd like to teach PE. Part-time work in a leisure centre is helpful, either in the admin and marketing side, or in fitness instruction and pool attendant work.
You can also gain great experience working in the sports section of a children's summer holiday scheme, in health promotion with local communities or in outdoor pursuit activities.
Jobs are available with a range of organisations in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, including:
As a sport and exercise science graduate, you may also go on to set up your own business or consultancy.
A degree in sport and exercise science gives you an understanding of sports performance and the factors that affect behaviour in sport. You gain subject-specific knowledge in areas such as physiology, psychology, biomechanics and nutrition.
You'll also develop a set of core skills that can be used in lots of different careers, including: