VIDEO: If your goal is a sports career check out the degree courses at University of Hull

Kieran Short, who studied BSc Sports Coaching and Performance Science, says: Ive loved every minute here, the facilities and support have been fantastic."
Kieran Short, who studied BSc Sports Coaching and Performance Science, says: Ive loved every minute here, the facilities and support have been fantastic."
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Always loved sport? Love doing? Love watching? Is the World Cup taking over your life?

Imagine being there for all the glory of the final, getting your own taste of World Cup fever close-up.

Perhaps it’s not too much of a game-changer to think a career in sport might be the way forward for you?

If a sports career is your goal check out the degree courses at University of Hull and sign up for the next open day on Saturday, July 7 - CLICK HERE.

The University of Hull's BSc Sport and Exercise Science degree has been designed to recognise the new communication and technological challenges faced by sport and exercise practitioners– and meet a growing demand for graduates with the skills to support athletes, coaches, clients and other professionals.

The University of Hull's BSc Sport and Exercise Science degree has been designed to recognise the new communication and technological challenges faced by sport and exercise practitioners– and meet a growing demand for graduates with the skills to support athletes, coaches, clients and other professionals.

Kieran Short, who studied BSc Sports Coaching and Performance Science, said: “I’ve loved sport from the very first time my grandad got us to watch Newcastle on the TV. That was the start for me. Around that time my primary school started a football team and I’ve been playing all kinds of sport – squash, badminton, cricket, table-tennis, football – ever since.

“When I was in year 12 at school I really didn’t know what I wanted to do. I was looking at sports marketing initially but then I got the opportunity to coach an under-10s team at football. I decided then that I wanted my career to be based on something I love, to get paid for doing something like that.”

About to graduate in July, Kieran is already planning the next step in his career and has applied for a place on a Masters degree in sports science at the University of Hull this September.

“I’ve loved every minute here, the facilities and support have been fantastic – giving me the great opportunities I’ve had on my placement at Hull City where I’ve been able to use everything I’ve learnt at uni and find out the kind of job I really want to do.”

For his work placement, Kieran worked with the academy at Hull City helping players both on and off the pitch and gaining valuable work experience. In recognition of his contribution, his placement was extended to two years by the club.

Some students have gone onto careers with top professional clubs, including Hull City, Hull FC and Hull KR, as well as working within the Ministry of Defence and opening their own private practices.

The University's impressive facilities include specialised exercise and performance laboratories where students are taught and conduct their own research using the latest, most innovative technology in the sector.

It has some of the most extensive on-campus sports facilities in the UK featuring £16 million worth of new sports and gym facilities, including a £3.5 million football hub part-funded by the Premier League and the FA Facilities Fund.

The facility boasts more than 50 student-run Athletic Union clubs, from fencing to football, and if you’re looking to excel, it can support you via its Sporting Excellence Clubs and Talented Athlete Programme.

Its expertise is illustrated with collaborations on major research projects with FIFA, the International Olympic Committee and the World Anti-Doping Agency.

And don’t worry about your past performance. Students say they are inspired by the way they are taught and the opportunities they are given to succeed. Bosses say a foundation year will get you up to speed if you don’t have the grades for direct admission.

Courses include: BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science; BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Nutrition; BSc (Hons) / MSci Sport Rehabilitation; and BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Performance Science.

Inspired? Book now for our open day on Saturday, July 7 - CLICK HERE.