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School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Sport and Exercise Science

Your careers team

Gill Clarke, Careers Consultant

Based in the Bridgeman Building, Gill can support you with:

Finding and applying for jobs, placements and a range of graduate opportunities. She offers 20 minute Quick Advice appointments and is available at the Careers Help Point on selected days in the Bridgeman Building. 

Exploring your career options within a 30 minute Careers Consultation.

Mock interviews to practise interview questions and receive feedback.

She also delivers presentations and workshops tailored to individual programmes and year groups within SSEHS, including Personal Best lectures and CV workshops.

Sophie Flight, Employability Development Officer

Based in the Bridgeman building, Sophie can support you with:

  • Applying for jobs – CVs, cover letters and other applications.
  • Helping you find opportunities, including internships and placements.
  • Interview support 

She has weekly bookable 20 minute appointments both in Bridgeman Building and within your departments at The Place that you can book on Careers Online.

Ru Mistry, Placements and Work Based Learning Officer

Based in The Place in Stewart Mason, Ru can help you with:
• Finding, applying and setting up placements within your department. You can email Ru on

Key skills developed during your degree

  • A good understanding of information technology
  • Effective problem-solving skills
  • Presentation and oral communication
  • Research and data analysis
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Time-management and planning skills
  • Written communication; including report writing, time-management and planning

Career options

Careers directly related to Sport and Exercise Science/Sport Management:

Sports Science

  • General
  • Research
  • Biomechanics/ Performance Analysis
  • Exercise Physiology/ Strength & Conditioning
  • Sports Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Sports Psychology

Sports Education

  • PE/ Sports Teaching/ Lecturing
  • Outdoor Pursuits/ Activities

Sports Performance, Coaching & Officiating

  • Professional Sports Performance
  • Coaching & Instructing Sports Performance
  • Officiating

Promoting & Developing Sport

  • Sports Development

Health and Fitness

  • Fitness Instruction/ Personal Training/ Instructing Exercise
  • Health Promotion & Exercise Referral
  • Clinical Physiology
  • Sports Physiotherapy/ Sports Therapy

Sports Management, Administration & Marketing

  • Fitness & Leisure Facility Management
  • Sports Administration and General Management
  • Sports Management consultancy
  • Sports Events Management
  • Sports Advertising, Marketing & PR
  • Sports Sales

Sports Media

  • Sports Journalism

Sports Property & Construction

  • Sports Facilities Consultancy

Sports Technology

Careers where your degree would be useful:

  • Marketing 
  • Management 
  • Accountancy 
  • Administration

Further study

  • Outdoor Learning – relevant training/ courses: 
  • Relevant qualifications might be offered as part of your degree course or through the clubs you are involved in.
  • SkillsActive - offers training courses and qualifications: 
  • Sport England - Get instructor's qualification from the appropriate national governing body (NGB). Find details of NGB’s through Sport England.  

Further study at Loughborough University:

Postgraduate Taught courses at Loughborough University - SSEHS offers a comprehensive range of postgraduate taught programmes across the areas of Health Science, Sport Performance and Social Sciences of Sport, Education and Society.

Postgraduate Research at Loughborough University - SSEHS also offer Research degree opportunities within Behavioural Medicine, Biomedical Sciences, Sport Science and Social Sciences and Sport: 

Further study elsewhere:

Find a Masters - Find a Masters in Sport and Exercise Science across the UK and Europe.

Find a PhD

Popular areas of further study:

This is according to Loughborough University’s DLHE Statistics between 2011/12 – 2013/14:

  • MRes – Psychology
  • MSc -  Management
  • MSc -  Marketing and Management
  • MSc -  Physiotherapy
  • MSc -  Sport and Exercise Nutrition
  • MSc -  Sport and Exercise Science
  • MSc -  Sports Coaching
  • MSc - Exercise Physiology
  • PhD - Physical Activity and Public Health
  • PGCE
  • Teach First

Where do graduates go?

What do Loughborough Sport and Exercise Science graduates do?

Six months after graduating in 2017…

For Sport and Exercise Science

  • Main activity: 95.9% of those available were in work or further study (UK students only).
  • Mean salary: £19,475 for full-time graduate level employment (UK students only).
  • Sectors: 32% were working in arts, entertainment and recreation, 30% were in education, 10% were in human health and social work activities, 7% were in professional, scientific and technical activities, and 5% were in public administration and defence; compulsory social security
  • Location: 30% were working in the East Midlands, 21% were in London, 12% were in the South East, 11% were in the East of England, 7% were in the West Midlands, 4% were in England (region unknown), 4% were in the North West, 4% were in the South West, 4% were in Wales, 4% were in Yorkshire & the Humber, and 2% were in Northern Ireland.

Employers included:

Arsenal Football Club, CP+R, Charnwood Borough Council, Essex Police, Fit4less, Football Association, Great British Hockey, Holywood Rugby Club, Leisure Leagues, NHS, Nuffield Health, Tottenham Hotspur, Volleyball England.

Roles included:

Associate Physiotherapist, Clinical Exercise Specialist, Cricket Coaching, Health and Wellbeing Advisor, Health and Wellbeing Physiologist, Performance Analyst, Personal Trainer, Sports & Outreach Intern, Sports Development Officer, Sport Science Intern, Strength Coach.

Further Study included:

BSc Physiotherapy, MSc Exercise Physiology, MSc Human and Applied Physiology, MSc Management, MSc Sport and Exercise Nutrition, MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology, MSc Sport Biomechanics, MSc Sport Exercise and Health Sciences, Musculoskeletal Sport Science and Health, PGCE Physical Education, PhD Public Health.

Further information:

  • eGEMS gives access to destinations information for Loughborough graduates at school and course level
  • View Graduate Profiles from this department.

Resources to research career areas:



Resources to find work experience, placements and graduate jobs

You will receive regular “SSEHS: Your Careers Update” emails from Claire. These will include graduate jobs, internships, placements, work experience and upcoming events tailored to your school. These emails are designed for your needs so if you have any suggestions or feedback please let us know.

Sport specific websites:

Professional bodies, sector and labour market information (LMI)

Professional bodies:

Sector and labour market information (LMI):




The Talk Sport Student Conference returned on Thursday 30th January 2020. This was a unique opportunity for students to learn from presentations, ask questions and network with a select group of sports industry professionals.

To access information about previous events see below.

Talk Sport 2019 Event Guide

Talk Sport 2018 Programme

TalkSport 2017 Fair Guide

TalkSport 2016 Fair Guide