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School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences

Sports Science with Management

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

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 Science with Management graduates do?

Six months after graduating in 2017…

For Sport Science with Management

  • Main activity: 92.9% of those available were in work or further study (UK students only).
  • Mean salary: £20,574 for full-time graduate level employment (UK students only).
  • Sectors: 25% were working in Arts, entertainment and recreation, 17% were in Education, 17% were in Financial and insurance activities, 17% were in Other service activities, 8% were in Administrative and support service activities, and 8% were in Professional, scientific and technical activities
  • Location: 45% were working in London, 18% were in the East Midlands, 18% were in the North West, and 18% were in the West Midlands.

Employers included:

Arsenal Football Club, Decathlon UK, Fisher Investments, Life Leisure, Loughborough Students Union, NMPI, Nuneaton Town, Parallel Consulting, Ragdale Hall Spa, Santander UK.

Roles included:

Coaching Rugby, Financial Crime Prevention Officer, Fitness Instructor, Football Operations, Footballer, P.E. Teacher, PPC Graduate Accounts Executive, Researcher, Strength and Conditioning Coach, Trainee Duty Manager. 

Further Study included:

MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, PGCE Secondary Physical Education.

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 for students interested in a career in the sports industry. This was a unique opportunity 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