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Uni Guides: Sports Science

So, you’re getting ready to start a sports sciences degree at university this autumn, what do you need to know?

Maybe you didn’t quite get the results you were looking for. That’s ok because sports science degrees are a subject that has plenty of space through the clearing process. Don’t forget there are plenty of apprenticeship schemes out there too.

First of all - get ready for Freshers Week! What are the best things to do?

Attend your university’s fresher’s fayre, or sports fayre if they have a separate one. Most university degrees have a society for their course, joining this can help you get to know people on your course along with lecturers and upper classmates.

They can help you find a support system and offer advice specific to your course at your university.

Join a sports society.

Across the UK there are over 5,800 university sports teams competing in a variety of different sports. University is your chance to try a sport you haven’t done before or join a sport that you’re familiar with. This is a great way to make friends.

University sporting societies are usually associated with university gyms and facilities, get to know these places as there are often schemes and side courses you can do here.

Look out for part-time jobs here as well. Don’t forget about the outside community, there are plenty of gyms in the city and local sports teams to consider as well.

Remember sports science is not all sports. Take a tour of the university library where you can find relevant textbooks and further reading without the hefty prices. Get to know the department and find out what is being researched there.

Often studies need volunteers and it’s a good way to find out what can be done and what equipment there is in your department. Keeping on top of your anatomy studies is key.


Sport sciences degrees set you up for a bright future. Many people go on from sports science degrees to join a variety of careers.

Some career options with a sports science degree are:

  • Clinical Scientist

  • Nutritionist

  • Sports Writer

  • Sports Therapist

  • PE Teacher

  • Exercise Physiologist

  • Health Information Technician

  • Sports Administrator

  • Sports Marketing Executive

  • Personal Trainer to Coach

and many more, all can be achieved with a sports science degree. the future is yours!

Come to our brand new show ‘The Post-Mortem Live’ starting in September to get an appreciation of the human body and how our anatomy works.

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