Studying sport science provides you with science-based knowledge and understanding of sports performance and factors that affect behaviour in sport. You will gain subject-specific knowledge in areas such as physiology, psychology, biomechanics and nutrition.
Sport science courses may be combined with a number of other disciplines, such as coaching and sport and exercise science.
You will gain a theoretical understanding of sport science as well as the ability to apply this knowledge and develop practical skills in the laboratory and in the field.
Studying for a degree in sport science also provides you with a strong set of transferable skills valued by many employers. These include:
Courses also provide you with the opportunity to undertake a period of related work experience, for example working with local athletes or with a sporting organisation or company. This provides you with the opportunity to undertake research, gain valuable practical experience and further develop your transferable skills.
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