Whether your future lies in sports coaching, performance management or in health and fitness, our degree courses will give you the winning edge.
The UK sport and leisure industry is rapidly expanding, whether we are watching it, playing it or simply talking about it – sport is an integral part of our culture and heritage.
Learning in our £6million Sports Science and Performance Academy with state-of-the-art facilities, you will build the scientific knowledge and practical skills you need to reach your career goals.
You’ll gain essential experience through work-based learning, visits and study tours and we will support you in finding a relevant work placement to enhance your future development through our network of industry links.
Our expert staff are all active in the sports industry and they will keep you up to date with what’s trending in the world of health and fitness and the latest advances in coaching and technology. Some are continuing to extend their professional expertise through focused research.
You will complete VO2 Max testing, blood lactate analysis, performance screening, functional movement testing and functional threshold power analysis using our facilities and equipment
It is estimated that the sports industry creates over 400,000 full-time equivalent jobs – that equates to 2.3% of all jobs in England
Industry focused, career ready…
We pride ourselves in producing skilled graduates who are career ready and our team of expert staff bring to the table diverse industry experience in coaching (to national level), personal training, sports therapy and football management.
Our specialist facilities and resources attract elite athletes and you will be working alongside players from Crewe Alexandra Football Club and the England Amputee Football Association while national level cyclists and triathletes train with us.
You will stay ahead of the game with opportunities to complete additional coaching qualifications and gain valuable work experience through placements with leading sports clubs and key professionals.
Where could your degree take you?
The sports industry offers many exciting careers to graduates who have the transferable skills and experience that employers rate so highly.
Whether your future lies as a coach or personal trainer, or you wish to work in nutrition or physiotherapy, we will help you to achieve your goals.
Sports coaching and performance careers:
- Sports coach
- Sports education in schools, colleges
- Sports development and participation
- Gym instructor/personal trainer
- Sports scientist
Fitness and health careers:
- Fitness instructor
- Personal trainer
- Management roles in the fitness industry
Where will you be studying?
We’ve raised the bar with our Sports Science and Performance Academy to provide you with some of the very best facilities and resources in the country.
We have a new fully functioning and up to date laboratory containing top-of-the-range equipment for physiological and strength testing across a range of sports. As an undergraduate you’ll have the privilege of using this equipment to apply the methodology you have learnt in the classroom.
You could be carrying out physiological testing using our lab based online gas analysis systems, high speed treadmill, wattbike cycle ergometer or altitude chamber, or working on our full squat rack and Olympic lifting platform, force platforms and GymAware rotary encoder power analyser to conduct strength and power testing.
Our sports hub contains a four-court sports hall used for 5-a-side football, badminton, tennis, netball and basketball. Other top-class facilities include an international standard 3G rugby pitch, a Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) and training gym and fitness studio.
Elite and amateur athletes use our fitness facilities and you’ll have the opportunity to profile, test and provide feedback to these ‘real life’ clients.
Your University Centre Reaseheath Experience
You’ll have the opportunity to experience sport in the sunshine at Club La Santa in Lanzarote, an active holiday resort offering a range of sports plus wellness, health and social activities.
You’ll be introduced to the football industry and the range of careers it offers during a visit to St Georges Park, the National Centre for Football. Thanks to our close partnership with The England Amputee Football Association, you’ll also have the unique opportunity to shadow their experienced coaches and medical staff at University Centre Reaseheath.