Institute of Sport

Sport Science studentsCourses at the University of Hertfordshire have a long and successful reputation representing some of the newest and fastest-growing areas in sport. You'll learn through practical work and develop the skills you need when you graduate.

Key strengths

  • Excellent National Student Survey results for student satisfaction for our undergraduate sport courses.
  • Accreditations and endorsements from professional bodies such as the Society of Sports Therapists.
  • A very well established optional sandwich year where students get the chance to experience industry practice with working professionals giving you networking opportunities on the placement year option. Alternatively, you can choose to study abroad at one of our many partner universities around the world. Popular destinations include Australia, Spain and the USA.

Modern facilities

You'll benefit from the state-of-the-art facilities that include a sports injury clinic, human physiology laboratory, 3D motion analysis laboratory, performance testing centre and the Hertfordshire Sports Village.

Career options

The work experience you gain while you study one of our sports, health and exercise courses allows you to develop personal contacts with sport organisations and professionals.

Our graduates progress to a wide range of careers including:

  • sports coaching
  • fitness instructor
  • lifestyle consulting
  • nutrition consulting
  • sports media
  • sports lecturer
  • trainee cardiac physiologist
  • special needs coach
  • strength and conditioning coach
  • fitness advisor
  • health and fitness coach
  • PE technician
  • personal trainer
  • sport science support officer
  • swimming coach
  • mental health physical activity advisor
  • event management
  • sports administration
  • leisure centre leadership
  • sport-specific development roles with national governing bodies of sport such as the FA or England Netball.

The list goes on! Our Sports degrees give graduates a wide range of skills to equip them for a huge variety of exciting and prosperous career options.

My internship with Brumbies Rugby in Canberra, Australia, gave me the opportunity to constantly apply skills and techniques taught in the first two years of my course, widen my knowledge working alongside a professional medical and coaching team and interact and work with international athletes. I also got to travel the world and meet new friends!

Jordanne McGregor,
BSc(Hons) Sports Therapy

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