This industry-focused course not only provides a broad overview of the sport industry, but students are also able to tailor their degree to their specialist interest as they progress through the course.
As well as studying social sciences, including sociology and psychology, students are encouraged to gain practical coaching experience. Using Southampton Solent’s strong industry links with local and national sports organisations, past students have put the theory they’ve learnt into practice on sports-related work, internship or volunteer placements with local sports clubs, fitness clubs, sports centres and summer camps.
To complement their degree studies and help to boost employability, students have also previously been encouraged to gain valuable work experience by studying for an NGB coaching qualification.
To develop practical skills, students studying on this course will have access to the University’s full range of modern sports facilities, including a bespoke sports psychology lab, the multi-million pound Test Park Sports Ground and an RYA-recognised watersports centre.
Students who love participating in sport can join one of the University’s many sports clubs for track, field or water. Elite athletes can benefit from the University’s High Performance Academy where they will receive mentoring, one-to-one strength and conditioning training and high performance sport support lectures.