Sport

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Our Foundation Degree (FdSc) and Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Sport Science is an ideal education path for individuals wanting to develop and then build upon a career in the sport, fitness and exercise industry. Our sport courses are taught at our sister college, Dearne Valley College, where our fantastic sport facilities are based.

You’ll have the opportunity to increase your fitness and practical skills and have access to our excellent sport and outdoor facilities which include a fully commercial, on-site sports centre (DVC Sports), a FIFA 2-star accredited 3G Astroturf pitch, multisport cages, full-size grass football pitches, a sports hall and Manvers Lake and Boathouse.

You will also get the opportunity to participate in our Sports Academy, attend trips to sports training facilities and a residential, and receive talks and lectures from industry guest speakers.

You will develop both your practical and theoretical knowledge of coaching, fitness and performance, opening up career opportunities as a Sports Coach, Performance Coach, Fitness Centre Manager, Sports Development Officer and more.

“My course is giving me lots of experience of working in a gym which is helping me achieve my ambition of becoming a PT. The tutors are really helpful, and I know I always have someone to talk to if I am unsure or worried about anything.”

Tia Laycock
Tia Laycock Foundation Degree (FdSc) in sports science

FUTURE CAREERS IN SPORT

The sport sector is ideal for those who enjoy sport, keeping fit, improving their health and fitness, and are interested in inspiring others in fitness.

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Leisure Centre Manager

Average salary - £34,200

Leisure and Sport Managers organise, direct and coordinate the activities and resources required for the provision of sport and other recreational services.

Day-to-day tasks**:
  • Arrange leisure activity timetables
  • Organise and promote special events
  • Recruit, schedule and manage staff
  • Control budgets and monitor performance targets for your centre
  • Take responsibility for health and safety
  • Visit organisations, like local authorities, to promote your centre
Working environments

You could work at a fitness centre or in an office.

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Physiotherapist

Average salary - £30,700*

Physiotherapists plan and apply massage, promote and encourage movement and exercise, use hydrotherapy, electro-therapy and other technological equipment in the treatment of a wide range of injuries, diseases and disabilities in order to assist rehabilitation.

Day-to-day tasks**:
  • Help patients with spine and joint problems
  • Help patients recover from accidents, sports injuries and strokes
  • Work with children who have mental or physical disabilities
  • Help older people with physical problems to become more mobile
Working environments

You could work at a hospice, at a client’s home, at a GP practice, at an adult care home, in an NHS or private hospital or at a fitness centre.

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In-demand skills that commonly appear in job descriptions for roles within the sport sector include*:

  • Customer Service
  • Communication
  • Enthusiasm
  • Management
  • Leadership

What our students say

“My course is giving me lots of experience of working in a gym which is helping me achieve my ambition of becoming a PT. The tutors are really helpful, and I know I always have someone to talk to if I am unsure or worried about anything.”

Tia Laycock
Tia Laycock Foundation Degree (FdSc) in sports science