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The demand for sport scientists, therapists and performance coaches is on the increase as we as a nation become increasingly concerned for our general health.

Champion a healthier, active lifestyle.

Through the study of science and sport, researchers have developed a greater understanding of how the human body reacts to exercise, training, different environments and many other stimuli.

Our Sports Studies courses include elements of practical and academic study designed to broaden your horizons and set you on a course for sporting success.

You will also have the opportunity to join our Football, Basketball or Rugby Development Centre as part of your studies and participate in the Association of Colleges’ National League and Cup.

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Career-focused education

Some of the career opportunities listed below may require further study and qualifications in order to enter the industry.

  • Sport Scientist
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Physical Therapist
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Personal Trainer
  • Nutritionist
  • Sport Psychologist
  • Sports Coach
  • Sports Development Officer
  • Event Manager
  • Sports Journalist
  • Performance Analyst
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Sports Marketing Specialist
  • Recreation Coordinator
  • Club Manager
  • Outdoor Activity Coordinator


Our Sport Diplomas at Peterborough College provide in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge, setting the foundation for various career paths within the industry.

The sport courses at college are great, I get to learn so much including how the body works and recovers within sport and lots more. I take on board everything I learn in theory lessons and tailor it for my boxing career.

Patsy Smith
Sports Extended Diploma Level 3

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