Sports coaching and fitness

Discover your fast-track route to university

Support elite athletes to reach their full potential, or introduce sport to a young person for the first time.

With a career in sports, you can play an important role in leading people to a healthy lifestyle.

If this is where it’s at for you, you could make an impact on the lives of people of all ages and walks of life. You will need to be approachable and an excellent motivator, encouraging people to reach their fitness goals by creating personalised fitness programmes, giving advice on healthy eating and carrying out fitness assessments of clients.

Our programmes can lead to careers in:

  • coaching and development
  • sports massage therapist
  • recreational assistant
  • nutritionist
  • sport psychologist
  • professional or semi-professional sports person


  • Sports and exercise science, develop your knowledge across a number of areas, including physiology for fitness, anatomy, psychology, fitness testing, health and lifestyle and nutrition. 
Sports coaching and fitness courses
Coming back to studying after a gap has been a confidence boost. It's been a brilliant experience just knowing that I can alter where my career path is going.”  Maya, Access to HE: Psychology

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