Sport and leisure management studies offers an excellent grounding in business skills, including:
These are all highly transferable skills and can lead to a management role in any sector.
Although sport and leisure management is a highly vocational course, the fact that you gain an understanding of issues relating to psychology, sociology and social policy also means you could move into roles within the public sector. These could include policy planning, community development and social work. Your course will teach you technical skills and the practical assignments and placements provide you with hands-on experiences in public, private and voluntary sector environments.
The content and structure of sport and leisure management courses encourages you to develop:
These are all transferable skills which are desirable for any job in any sector.
Sport and leisure management degree courses are designed to enable graduates to enter work at a managerial level. In reality, it is likely that first positions may be at assistant or trainee manager level until further experience is gained. Many graduates are ultimately aiming to manage their own leisure facility.
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