UK Sports Science Courses
Introduction to Sports Science
Sports Science is the application of scientific knowledge to improve athletic performance. It covers psychology, physiology, nutritional science and performance analysis and UK universities offer courses incorporating the latest practice, theory and technology in medicine and training.
Sports Science courses in the UK offer guest lectures from industry professionals, placements at professional teams and the opportunity to visit conferences. The demand for sports scientists has never been greater as many sports come to terms with a technological revolution which requires athletes to know their body inside out and be in constant peak condition.
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Having invented and drawn up the rules for Football, Rugby, Cricket and many others, the UK is in a unique position to teach the science behind sport. The success of the English Premier League demonstrates the extraordinary appeal and brand recognition of sport in this country, with competitive sport being a mainstay of British schools and a national obsession at all age levels.
Careers in Sports Science
Sports Science graduates go on to become coaches, exercise physiologists, sport psychologists, junior sports agents, personal trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, membership advisors and local government sports development officers.
Sports Science Entry Requirements
- Typical IELTS requirements: 6.0 overall, with no lower than 5.5 in any one component.
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Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.
Where can I study Sports Science in the UK?
To learn more about the best Sports Science courses in the UK, find details on the top ten ranking Sports Science universities in the Guardian University Guide 2019 below:
- University of Leeds
- University of Bath
- Loughborough University
- University of Birmingham
- Kingston University
- University of Aberdeen
- Durham University
- Bangor University
- University of Glasgow
- Staffordshire University
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