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Published: 27 January 2022

Top jobs with a sport and exercise science degree

Did you know that 93% of our biosciences and medicine graduates go on to employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes survey 2021)? Find out what roles our students have gone on to and who they’re working for. 

 

 

*UK domiciled graduates of full-time, undergraduate qualifications, in full-time employment, from higher education institutions

Job roles

Our course is accredited by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES). This means that on successful completion of your studies, you’ll have the academic requirements needed to start your career.

We’re also endorsed by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA), meaning you’ll complete nationally recognised gym instructor and personal training qualifications as part of your course, without any additional cost. You’ll also have the option to specialise further and work with people with long-term conditions.

Many students also use this course to apply for further study, including postgraduate research and PGCE physical education programmes.

As a graduate of our course, you could go on to roles such as:

  • Exercise referral specialist
  • Health screening practitioner
  • Performance coach.

Many students also use this course to apply for further study, including postgraduate research and PGCE physical education programmes.

With the critical thinking, decision-making and communication skills learnt throughout the course, you’ll be highly valued in the workplace, whichever career you pursue.

"My time at Surrey made me realise what career pathway I wanted to follow... I’m now the Lead Academy Strength and Conditioning Coach at Burnley Football Club. I love my job so much and never count the hours down before the end of the day."

Mike Goulden, Sport and Exercise Science BSc 

Employers

Our alumni can be found in commercial, charity and public sectors across the UK, with recent graduates working for:

  • Burnley Football Club
  • English Institute of Sports
  • University of Bristol
  • Wycombe District Swimming Club.

Supporting your career journey  

Over the last decade, our employment figures have been among the best in the UK. We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University.

Find out more about our BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science course

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