Published: 08 February 2021

Top jobs with a sport and exercise science degree

Did you know that 97% of our biosciences and medicine graduates go on to employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes survey 2020)? Find out what roles our students have gone on to, who they’re working for and what alternative careers are available.

Job roles

Our BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science 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.

Typical roles include:

  • Exercise referral specialists
  • Health screening practitioners
  • Performance coaches.

During your studies, you’ll also complete nationally recognised gym instructor, personal training and exercise referral qualifications, opening up more career opportunities.


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.

Alternative careers

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

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

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

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