Sports Science Courses in the UK
Introduction to Sports Science
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. This is why sports science is taken seriously at UK universities and is constantly evolving as advances in technology and medicine continue to break new ground. The need 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.
Careers in Sports Science
Sports Science is the application of scientific knowledge to improve athletic performance. It includes psychology, physiology, nutritional science and performance analysis. Sports science is constantly developing and many major UK universities and colleges offer courses incorporating the latest practice and theory.
Sports science graduates become sports coaches, exercise physiologists, sport psychologists, junior sports agents, personal trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, membership advisors, and local government sports development officers. Any employer will value their scientific analysis and people management skills.
What are the entry requirements for Sports Sciences?
For international students wishing to study Sports Science at undergraduate level, an IELTS score of no less than 5.5 across all four categories - reading, writing, speaking and listening – with an overall 6.0 score generally required at most universities.
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Where can I study Sports Science in the UK?
To learn more about some of the best Sports Science universities in the UK, please find details on the top ten ranking Sports Science universities:
- University of Durham
- University of Birmingham
- University of Bath
- University of Exeter
- University of Edinburgh
- Robert Gordon University
- University of Stirling
- University of Portsmouth
- University of Leeds
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