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|Posted: Tue May 11, 2010 5:10 pm Post subject: Careers advice for Sports Science Students
|Guardian Careers - What can I do with a degree in sport science? May 12th, 1pm to 4pm
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Our 'What to do with a degree in...' series — inspired by the Guardian Work features of the same name — has now reached its third installment. We've already explored career options in psychology and business and next up is sports science.
With the World Cup just a month away and the London 2012 Olympics approaching faster than a gold-medal sprinter, the sport sector is high on the agenda — plus it's currently the eleventh most popular option in UCAS' course choice tables.
And, having gained a sport-related qualification you could see yourself highly sought-after by employers such as local authorities — many of which are looking for graduates like you to develop their sports programmes and facilities in the run up to the games.
So, if you are thinking about studying sport science — perhaps you already have — or maybe you graduated a while ago and want to explore some new options, we are bringing together a panel of experts and industry insiders to offer advice, share experiences from their own careers and help you explore your career options in the sports sector.
Dr Sean Cumming is a lecturer in sport and exercise at the University of Bath. He also serves as the professional placements and study abroad coordinator for the undergraduate degree in sport and exercise sciences.
Dr Fiona Gillison is a lecturer in sport and exercise science at the University of Bath. Dr Gillison is also in charge of admission for the undergraduate degree in sport and exercise sciences.
Harvey Grout works in higher education, is a former PE teacher and founder of Careers in Sport — a website that offers advice on the qualifications and experience required for a range of careers in the sport and leisure industry.
Simon Rea is a lecturer in sport and fitness at The Open University. Simon has run his own personal training company, worked as a personal trainer and a performance coach for a range of Oxford University sports teams.
Sue Hook is young people and entry-to-the-workforce senior manager for SkillsActive — the sector skills council for active leisure, sport and recreation, health and fitness. Sue oversees the development of apprenticeship frameworks, careers, and the education reform for 14 to 19 year olds.
Krisztina Biliczky is apprenticeship and careers manager at SkillsActive. She manages the apprenticeship programme and leads the development of SkillsActiveCareers, the information service on careers in the sector.
Dax Moy is a human performance specialist and master personal trainer. He is the creator of the FIT system (functionally integrated training) and is the founder and personal training director at the Dax Moy Personal Training Studios.
Keith Chaplin-Mabbutt, CEO, CVSEEME.COM — a graduate recruitment website — and director, EnhanceUK — an online graduate recruitment consultancy. He also represented England in football at university level and had spells at Millwall, Gillingham and Charlton Athletic FC.