Below are examples of job profiles related to careers in Sport and Health.
Qualify by studying a 2-year pre-registration fast-track postgraduate course, open to those with a good sports science degree. Applications to this course will be improved with relevant work experience
Give advice to athletes on how to train and compete safely, as well as treat injuries and assist with rehabilitation. Many Sports Therapists are self-employed and the profession is not currently state registered
Translate scientific information about nutrition into practical advice to help people make health-conscious decisions about food. Many work within the NHS and must be registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). After completing your Sports Science degree you could choose to complete a postgraduate diploma in dietetics
Health Promotion Specialist
These roles help people to improve their health and increase their control over it. Work may vary from giving face-to-face advice to individuals to producing strategic policies for health promotion. Health Promotion Specialists work in a range of locations like communities, health centres, local authority buildings, hospitals, offices, and sports and fitness centres.
Primarily work within the NHS, carrying out a variety of duties that range from disease diagnosis to rehabilitation engineering. They play a major part in providing health services at the cutting edge of technological advance, innovation, diagnostic and therapeutic science. A popular entry route is via the NHS Scientist Training Programme.
Exercise Physiologists (two types): Sport and Clinical
Sport Exercise Physiology applies exercise knowledge to develop fitness conditioning routines for athletes, sport exercise physiologists work in a laboratory or in the field.
Clinical Exercise Physiology uses exercise as a form of treatment and prevention of ill health, as well as for therapeutic purposes. Clinical exercise physiologists will work as part of a multidisciplinary team of clinicians and health professional, providing expert advice on exercise for people with chronic diseases. Typically they are based in hospitals, medical centres and private healthcare organisations.
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