The sports courses at Abertay are focussed on developing professionals with the skills needed to achieve in sports coaching, sport development, sport science, and physical activity and health.
We created the UK’s first degree in strength and conditioning, which will train you to develop individuals at risk of health problems, right up to elite athletes. And Abertay also is now offering a performance golf top-up degree, for students with previous experience.
You can also study a range of joint degree programmes, helping you develop complementary skills for your career. You can combine sports studies with management, psychology or nutrition, giving you an excellent set of skills to impress employers with.
Students looking to specialise within sports studies also have a range of tailored options, which you select after your first two years on the BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise degree. The final years allow you to develop into exercise science, physical activity and health, sports coaching, sports development, or strength and conditioning.
By building a core set of skills and knowledge, then specialising in a targeted area, graduates of Abertay’s sports courses are well placed for successful professional careers, whether you choose to work in the world of elite international coaching, or working within the community, education or healthcare sectors.
The flexibility offered by Abertay’s core sports courses allows students to tailor their degree to their planned career, choosing their direction after the first two years. Possible sports jobs include active schools coordinators, health promotion workers, community and elite coaches, scientific support for athletes, or strength and conditioning work.
The joint sports courses – with psychology, management or exercise nutrition – each lead into different careers, which can include performance sports psychologists, business managers running national sports bodies or businesses, and nutrition experts planning diet programmes at the elite or community levels.
The sports courses on offer at Abertay are:
BSc Performance Golf
BSc (Hons) Physical Activity and Health
BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise - leading to named routes
BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science
BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching
BSc (Hons) Sports Development
BSc (Hons) Strength and Conditioning
BA (Hons) Sport and Management
BSc (Hons) Sport and Psychology