Brunel University London
You’ll learn how the human body works on physiological, biomechanical and psychological levels and how to apply this knowledge to training methods, mental techniques and nutritional strategies that enable people to consistently perform at the upper ranges of their abilities.
Crucially, you’ll gain insight into how the mind and body respond to the demands of sport and exercise and how they react under intense conditions such as strenuous physical activity or competition.
GCE A Level BBC, including either Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Maths, Human Biology, Psychology, Sport Science, Sport Studies, Sociology, Physics, or PE.
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DMM in Applied Science, Sport, Sport and Physical Activity or Sport and Exercise Science.
BTEC Level 3 Diploma DM in Applied Science, Sport, Sport and Physical Activity or Sport and Exercise Science with an A Level at grade C in any subject.
BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma M in Applied Science, Sport, Sport and Physical Education with two A Levels at grades BB.
Our staff have national and international reputations for their research, publications and applied work. Many are accredited by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), the British Psychological Society (BPS) or the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), which enables them to work with high-performance athletes from a wide variety of sports – and many of them do. This means that your education will be at the forefront of theory and practice, covering the most up-to-date industry knowledge which will prepare you for a career in a variety of fields.
You may wish to continue your education further by studying a postgraduate course. This programme is the ideal stepping stone to progress to postgraduate courses and a career in academic research. You could even choose to progress to a postgraduate course to become a physiotherapist.
Or, as this course equips you for pursuing a career in the clinical side of sport, you may want to work for the NHS or in any number of fitness-related careers.
Alternatively, you could find your career in coaching, consultancy, fitness testing and training, sport development or sport management from grassroots to elite sport level. Examples of graduate schemes include the Greenwich Leisure Limited Trainee Manager Graduate Scheme or the Police Now National Graduate Leadership Programme.