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School of Sport and Exercise Science

There are lots of opportunities for you to make great use of your degree studies. A helpful starting point is the ‘what can I do with my degree page’ on Prospects. Click on the subject area below to link you to the pages which are likely to be most relevant to School of Sport and Exercise Science graduates:

Sport and exercise science

Sports coaching

You can see what careers other graduates who studied your degree entered by reading the Prospects ‘What Do Graduates Do?’ guide:

What Do Graduates Do?

Job Search

Below are some links to websites that advertise vacancies which may be of interest to Sport and Exercise Science graduates:

And for anyone interested in working overseas, the Global Sports Jobs website has some great information and opportunities.

Interested in being your own boss and becoming a personal fitness trainer?

Our Student Enterprise Team here at the University might be able to help with support as you establish yourself as self-employed. They provide information and advice and a range of support including practical workshops and financial assistance and aim to help entrepreneurial students and graduates turn their business ideas into reality. Contact for more information.

Pro Fit provides opportunities for suitably experienced individuals to become self-employed personal fitness trainers with the advantages of a supportive team around you.

The RAF regularly recruits Physical Training Instructors. The recruitment process is challenging and, of course, requires a much higher level of fitness at entry level than is required as standard.

Interested in teaching?

Teaching is a popular career choice for graduates from the School of Sport & Exercise Science. To find out more about routes into teaching visit the Get into Teaching site. Also take a look at the
National Careers Service’s comprehensive information about the role of a PE Teacher in addition to the information from Future Active.

Remember, experience of working with children and young people is really important. Get into Teaching’s website provide help find school-based experience, but you’ll also find that your own networks and contacts can be really useful too. As a starting point, lots of students return to their own previous schools to undertake work experience!

Visit the government website to research postgraduate teacher training courses.

If you’d like more personalised advice on how to start thinking about your career in sport and exercise science, you can always book a Careers Guidance session with one of our advisors for a one to one chat. 

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