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Job roles

Sports Therapist

Sports Therapists treat sporting injuries using techniques, such as exercise therapy and massage, and provide advice to sports participants 
Job profile of a Sports Therapist from the Prospects website
Job profile of a Sports Therapist from the TARGETjobs website 
The Society of Sports Therapists

Physiotherapist

Providing rehabilitation and treatment to people recovering from injuries or physical conditions 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  
Job Profile of a Physiotherapist from the  website

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Strength and Conditioning Coaches work with individuals and teams to improve their performance   
The UK Strength and Conditioning Association 
Working in strength & conditioning from the Careers in Sport website

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

Nutritional Therapist

Dietitian

A dietitian assesses, diagnoses and treats diet-related problems and offers practical advice to help people make health-conscious decisions about food. 
Job profile of a Dietitian from the Prospects website 
Job Profile of a Dietitian from the TARGETjobs website 
Job Profile of a Dietitian from the National Careers Service website

Outdoor Pursuits Manager

Managing an outdoor activities centre including the staff, health and safety, finance and marketing for activities including climbing, orienteering and water sports 
Job profile for an Outdoor Activities Manager from the Prospects website 
Job profile of an Outdoor Pursuits Manager from the TARGETjobs website 
Job Profile of a Riding Holiday Centre Manager from the National Careers Service website

Sports Officials

Personal Trainer

Sport and Exercise Scientist

Sports Journalist

Sports Agent

Sports agents negotiate employment contracts for their clients and might be freelance or work for a sports agency, a law firm that specialises in sporting contracts
Job profile of a sports agent from the National Careers Service website 
The working life of a sports agent from the My Jobsearch website

Event Manager

Event managers have responsibility for managing the whole process of running an event, from the planning stage, through the actual day itself and the post-event evaluation. You can specialise in running sports events.
Job profile of an event manager from the Prospects website 
Job profile of an events manager from the National Careers Service website

Youth Worker

Youth workers are responsible for planning, organising and overseeing community programmes designed to redress inequalities and facilitate the personal, social and emotional development of young people between the ages of 11-25 
Job profile of a youth worker from the Prospects website 
Job profile of a youth worker from the National Careers Service website

 

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Last Updated: 09/09/2019