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What can I do with...

...a sports science degree?

Confused about your career options? This useful little tool helps you find out exactly what you can do with your sports science degree.



Having chosen to do a sports science degree, you might believe that you’re destined to coach a high school American football team to victory at the state championships à la Denzel Washington in Remember the Titans. However, a sports science degree will actually provide you with a fantastic platform from which to enter a range of interesting sectors...



As a sports science student, your skills are in demand across a range of different sectors. Aside from your knowledge of exercise physiology, sports psychology and biomechanics, here are some skills that your degree might have helped you to develop…

Analytical Skills

You’re better than Shearer and Hansen put together. You’re even better than Gary Neville. Fortunately, your top-notch analytical skills also extend beyond the world of football punditry.

Commercial Awareness

You know the business world like the back of your hand. You can look at situations from a commercial perspective and use your business know-how to influence success.

Communication (Oral)

All mouth, no trousers? Nope, but you can speak to people in a calm, concise and engaging manner.

Data Handling

You can compile, organise and analyse data. Qualitative data? Quantitative data? It doesn’t matter. You’ve got it nailed.


You don’t need somebody holding your hand the entire time. You can work on your own, use your initiative and keep yourself motivated.


You’re a shepherd, not a sheep. You can lead from the front and take charge when decisions need to be made.


You ain’t no fool! Your approach to problem solving is characterised by reason and rationality.


Forget 2 + 2 = 4, you’ve got the numeracy skills to give Carol Vorderman a run for her money.

Problem Solving

You’re a bit like Jimmy McNulty in The Wire. You might swear a lot, but you can solve problems quickly and logically without too much head-scratching.


You’re not an angry loner. Far from it! You have the ability to work effectively as part of a team.

Time Management

You may not have ‘Bernard’s Watch’, but you can manage your time effectively and meet deadlines without any last minute stress.



Like a weightlifter using chalk before attempting a heavy lift, you should be rubbing your hands together at the prospect of your future career by now. If you’re not quite there yet and you’ve still got sweaty palms, check out the different roles you could secure with your sports science degree…

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