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Sport Science

Do you enjoy sport or sports science? Are you curious about how athlete’s bodies work? Do you want to work alongside top athletes or be an athlete yourself?

Studying Sport Science, you will develop a scientific understanding how sport, exercise and lifestyle effects the body. You will look at ways to improve training and fitness and apply this to sporting professionals and the general public as well as improving you own sporting ability and fitness.

  • Sheffield City Region is fast becoming a hub for sport technologies in the UK
  • The Sports Sector is a fast growing employment sector, especially within Health

Through studying Sport Science, you could become an Elite Athlete, Physiotherapist, Sports Journalist, Coach, Personal Trainer, Sports Analysist, the list goes on…

The UTC will not only prepare you for all these options, but also for the careers of tomorrow.

>Meet the Curriculum Director for Health Sciences and Sport Science: Seana Sleaford

>Download the Sport Science specialism leaflet here

>Download the Sport Science pathways document here

What Will I Study?

At KS4, you will study a combination of Level 2 OCR Cambridge Nationals in both Health and Sport Science alongside GCSEs.

In addition, will have time dedicated to Physical Education, Citizenship, Careers Education and Guidance, and Personal, Health and Social Education, as well as plenty of opportunity for independent study time.

At KS5, you will study Level 3 OCR Cambridge Technicals in Sport and Physical Activity with the option of Applied Science and A Levels.

If you are studying at Level 3, technical studies will account for 60% of your curriculum time. There are also opportunities to follow a Level 2 course.

Employer-led Projects

You will work with athletes at all levels, including those at the top of their fields to understand how performance of the human body can be improved thought the application of science and technology. For example, you could be working with a professional sportsman and their coach, understanding how they build strength when they are training, and then apply this learning to people who are managing chronic asthmatic conditions.

What jobs are available in Sport Science?

Elite Athlete / Sports Scientist / Coach / Fitness Trainer / Events Manager / Physiotherapy

  • You can be the best in your Sport and or study a related degree.
  • At UTC you’ll study academic programmes which can include traditional Science qualifications as well as the latest Cambridge Technical in Sport.
  • You’ll be supported to manage your academics studies whilst pursuing and acknowledging your training schedule.
  • UTC will ensure that your application to University is competitive whether applying abroad or in the UK.
  • You will benefit from our partners at the Olympic Legacy Park including the Advanced Well-being Centre, the professional standard Rugby and Basketball stadiums.  Embrace opportunities through our close proximity to the English Institute of Sport, Ice Sheffield, Sheffield Arena with Sheffield Hallam University City Athletic Stadium and Sports Park nearby.
  • Learn in world class facilities that include a fully equipped Fitness Suite, Sport Science Laboratory and Activity Studio.

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