Why study this course?
This postgraduate masters programme provides training in the practical, theoretical and applied elements of Exercise and Sport Sciences.
This programme acts as a conversion course taking students at entry from a variety of backgrounds and giving them new skills to enable them to move into research and employment in a number of disciplines.
The purpose of the MSc Exercise and Sport Sciences is:
- to provide a strong foundation for research in exercise and sport science
- to provide academic and practical knowledge and training for those seeking a career as an exercise or sports scientist in a clinical or community environment or involved in management or organisation of such services
The career opportunities available to sport and exercise scientists are expanding all the time. The 2012 London Olympics and increased National Lottery funding for sport have increased the number of jobs in elite level sport and public health.
Many hospitals are starting to appoint specialists with exercise backgrounds to work in areas such as cardiac rehabilitation and health promotion. Clubs in a variety of different sports employ sports scientists as performance analysts, biomechanists and coaches. Other career routes include roles in the fitness and leisure industry, governing bodies, teaching, exercise prescription and testing, and sports promotion.
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