Sports Science is the application of scientific knowledge to improve athletic performance. It covers psychology, physiology, nutritional science and performance analysis and UK universities offer courses incorporating the latest practice, theory and technology in medicine and training.
Sports Science courses in the UK offer guest lectures from industry professionals, placements at professional teams and the opportunity to visit special conferences. The demand for sports scientists has never been greater as many sports come to terms with a technological revolution which requires athletes to know their body inside out and be in constant peak condition.
Having invented and drawn up the rules for Football, Rugby, Cricket and many others, the UK is in a unique position to teach the science behind sport. The success of the English Premier League demonstrates the extraordinary appeal and brand recognition of sport in this country, with competitive sport being a mainstay of British schools and a national obsession at all age levels.
Sports Science graduates go on to become coaches, exercise physiologists, personal trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, membership advisors and local government sports development officers.
Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.
To learn more about the best Sports Science courses in the UK, find details on the top ten ranking Sports Science universities in the Guardian University Guide 2020 below:
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