Sports Therapy and Exercise Science

The sport industry in the UK is growing fast and provides a diverse range of careers for lovers of both sport and fitness.

If you choose this pathway, you will combine the study of anatomy, physiology and psychology with biometrics, exercise, health and lifestyle.

In addition, you will develop skills in fitness testing and training, sport and exercise massage, sports injuries and coaching.

We have onsite gyms that are filled with the latest sports and training equipment to help you keep fit and advance your studies.

If a career in fitness is for you, you could make an impact on the lives of people of all ages and walks of life. You will learn how to be an approachable and effective motivator; encouraging people to reach their fitness goals, creating personalised exercise programmes, giving advice on healthy living, and carrying out fitness assessments.

Our network of employer partnerships means, whichever programme you choose, you will get practical experience in the sports, exercise science, fitness and therapy sectors throughout your time at college.

The sport and physical activity industries contribute £39 billion to the UK’s economy. Much of this comes from grassroots sport: the millions of people who buy trainers, bikes, gym memberships, get physiotherapy, or pay match fees.

We work closely with sports providers in our local areas to give you the opportunity to learn how to be an approachable, knowledgeable and effective motivator.

As of 2021, there are over 300,000 people employed in the UK in sports-related jobs. Popular roles in this sector include sports coaches, instructors, and officials, with one in ten graduates employed as secondary education teaching professionals.

Industry partnerships

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Josh, Reading FC As an employed member of staff I have been given the opportunity to attend training courses at the Premier League offices which has been really special.
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