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Sport, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Careers and employability

Your career matters

Our Careers and Employability information aims to:

  • help current students to enhance their career prospects and make the right careers choices
  • give future students an idea of career choices when they have finished their degree
  • help past students keep in touch with the School.

Please take a look at the All About Careers website which is packed full of useful information about the very important question ‘What can I do with a sports science degree?’ You can find out what sector of work individuals go into after a Sport and Health Science degree and take part in your own career test.

More information

For more information on careers in exercise and sport sciences take a look at:

For more on careers and employability support visit the University’s Career Zone website.

The Exeter Award is an achievement award for undergraduate and taught postgraduate students at the University of Exeter. The Exeter Award is designed to enhance the employability of University of Exeter graduates by providing official recognition and evidence of extra-curricular activities and achievements.

These include: attendance at skills sessions and training courses, participation in sporting and musical activities, engagement in work experience and voluntary work.

Here are some sport, exercise and leisure related job search engines to get you started in finding a job:
Lists jobs in sport and exercise sciences.
Lists the job opportunities within the NHS, so mainly for those interested in a clinical career.
Caters for all positions and studentships within higher education. Has an easy to use search engine, as well as e-mail updates on job openings. Also includes profiles of potential employers.
Daily recruitment website for people looking for jobs in the leisure industry; including health and fitness, sport and spa.
Advertises jobs in sport.

English Institute of Sport
The English Institute of Sport (EIS) is a nationwide network of sport science and sports medical support services, designed to foster the talents of our elite athletes.
Teach First attracts, selects, trains, places and supports top graduates to work in challenging schools and also for leading employers.

Graduates of Sport and Health Sciences perform well in graduate destinations: 88% of our Sport and Health Sciences students go into graduate employment or further study within 15 months of graduating*.

* Based on full-time, first degree, UK domiciled graduates, HESA Graduate Outcomes survey 2018/19