02 February, 2023 | Posted by Michelle Hogan

5 Reasons to do a Sports Course in 2023

5 Reasons to do a Sports Course in 2023

Why do we study sports? People like to say “it’s just a game” but did you know that the global sports market is worth $512.14 billion?

Sports have the power to build connections between people, help individuals and groups to form identities, produce role models in society and affect cultures, traditions, and values.

Studying a sports course in 2023 opens a world of opportunities for your future career. Here are five reasons to do a sports course.

Help People to Reach Their Potential  

Whether you choose to study sports science, physiotherapy, performance analysis, coaching or psychology your end goal in taking on a sports course is that ultimately, you will be helping people and/or athletes to achieve their full potential. This is a fulfilling career path that is rewarding and interesting as you can work with teams, individuals or children.

Lead a Healthy Life and Help Others to Lead Healthier Lives  

By taking a sports course, you will learn about the anatomy and physiology of the body, you will learn about how the body works, and how to heal muscles and ease pain. Through this knowledge, you are likely to pursue your own interest in leading a healthy lifestyle as well as helping others to do the same. You could work as a PE teacher bringing activity into children’s lives from a young age, work directly with people with injuries or join the backroom team for sports teams and athletes helping each of them to lead healthier lives.  

Work at the forefront of New Technology  

The area of sports science is developing rapidly with innovative technology becoming increasingly central to optimal performance, analysis, health and healing. This is an exciting time to be in sports science, on the cusp of new technologies and you could even take a step into doing some of your own research adding new knowledge.

Start Your Own Business  

Many people who work in the sports industry go on to open their own businesses and work for themselves. This is a highly desirable way to work as you have the freedom to design your own lifestyle and balance work and family life with other hobbies, sports or work with teams. This could be through personal training, private coaching, starting a performance analysis company, or opening your own sports therapy centre or sports psychology business. If you become an expert in your area you could also become involved in media commentary and discussion. 

Open a World of Career Possibilities  

Studying a sports science course is an excellent and broad foundation to begin your journey and career in sports. Studying a course like a BA (Hons) in Sports and Exercise Science allows you to take time to learn about different areas of sports and exercise before choosing something to specialise in after. You will gain transferrable skills that will help you across multiple disciplines. This makes you even clearer on your goals and your journey to success.  

Get in Contact  

If you are interested in any of our sports courses or have any questions you can book a consultation call with our expert sports advisor Sharde Sebastian here, email sharde.sebastian@portobelloinstitute.com or call 01 892 0029. Visit our sports department here. 

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