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What can I do with my degree in Sport?

Further study


21% of Sport graduates graduating in 2016 went on to further study, with 7.5% working and studying (source). Some Sport graduates do professional qualifications to train for a particular career area e.g. teacher trainingphysiotherapysport psychology. Others go on to postgraduate courses to specialise in a particular area of their undergraduate study or so that they can move into research or academia. There are also a range of postgraduate courses open to graduates of any degree subject. More information on postgraduate study

Some students and graduates do personal training or exercise instructor courses that are accredited by the Register of Exercise Professionals or other relevant professional bodies. There are a multitude of providers that offer these courses e.g. Organic Training, TRAINFITNESS, and Parallel Coaching. Please note that we do not endorse providers. You should research multiple providers in depth, checking accreditation, costs, locations, methods of study, reviews etc.

Remember that you can also gain further qualifications to boost your CV whilst at the University of Kent. These include qualifications from the American College of Sports Medicine, first aid and level 2 and 3 gym instructor qualifications. Please speak to your academic adviser if you would like any further information.



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Last Updated: 25/02/2022