Careers and Employability Service

What can I do with my degree in Sport?

Sport careers

The occupations below may interest students and graduates from the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences.

Sports Therapist

Sports Therapists treat sporting injuries and provide advice to sport participants. Sports therapists can be employed or self-employed in, for example, a sports injury clinic, a sports club, or with a professional team. 
Job profile of a Sports Therapist from the Prospects website
Job profile of a Sports Therapist from the Target Jobs website
The Society of Sports Therapists

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Strength and Conditioning Coaches work with individuals and teams to improve their performance in a particular field of sport. 
The UK Strength and Conditioning Association

Higher Education Lecturer

Higher Education Lecturers work in colleges and universities, usually with students aged 18 and above. 
Job profile of a Higher Education Lecturer from the Prospects website

Sport and Exercise Psychologist

Psychologists in this discipline support those involved in sport or exercise with the mental aspects of performance.
Job profile of a Sport and Exercise Psychologist from the Prospects website
Job profile of a Sport and Exercise Psychologist from the National Careers Service website

Nutritional Therapist

Nutritional Therapists work with patients and help to develop special diets to aid the individual’s health and wellbeing.
Job profile of a Nutritional Therapist from the Prospects website

Sports Official

Personal Trainer

Working with people to help them achieve their health and fitness goals.
Job profile of a Personal Trainer from the National Careers Service website

Sport and Exercise Scientist

Physiotherapist

Providing treatment to people with physical difficulties using techniques such as exercise therapy and massage.
Job profile of a Physiotherapist from the Prospects website
Job profile of a Physiotherapist from the National Careers Service website

Sports Journalist

Please note that some of these careers may require further study.

For further information on these careers, see also:

People in some Sport roles may be self-employed.

Thank you to Prospects for the content on these pages.

 

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Last Updated: 18/09/2020