Graduate career opportunities

The School has an excellent record of employment, with over 80% of our graduates in graduate-level jobs or postgraduate study six months after graduation. These statistics reflect the strong reputation of the School and the wide range of employability skills on offer in our multi-disciplinary degree programmes..

Sport, Physical Education and Coaching Sciences - all undergraduate destinations 2011/12

Sport, Physical Education and Coaching Sciences graduate destinations 2011/12

Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2011/12
The DLHE survey is conducted 6 months after graduation.

What do Sport, Physical Education and Coaching Science graduates do?

The majority of Sport, Physical Education and Coaching Science graduates work within a wide range of sport, coaching, fitness and leisure, sport development, school and community contexts, with fewer graduates entering commercial roles (in comparison to sport and exercise science graduates). A number of students choose to pursue further study, with most going on to study postgraduate teaching qualifications in both primary and secondary subjects, and other courses are related to improving their specialist sport or health skill-set or retraining in another industry.

This report contains analysis of destinations data for the University of Birmingham’s Sport, Physical Education and Coaching Science graduates who completed their course in 2011/12, based on the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey.

A selection of employers for our graduates

  • Fit for Sport
  • Parkwood Leisure
  • Wolverhampton Masters Swimming Club
  • Virgin Active Health Clubs
  • St Peter’s School
  • Dudley MBC
  • Resources for Autism
  • Sports Plus Scheme
  • The University of Birmingham

A selection of occupations for our graduates

  • Teaching Assistant
  • Sports Coach
  • Personal Trainer
  • Learning Support Assistant
  • Play Leader
  • Swimming Instructor
  • Recreation Assistant
  • Intervention Assistant
  • Duty Manager

Further Study

The academic training that our degrees provide enables our graduates to follow academic careers in research and in teaching in Science and Sport at all levels from Primary education to University level. Many graduates continue to further study; for example medicine, physiotherapy, dietetics and occupational health. The University offers a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDipEd) for those wishing to enter the teaching profession

Range of courses of further study for our graduates

  • PGCE Primary
  • PGCE Seconday (Physical Education)
  • MSc Sports & Health Promotion
  • MSc Marketing Communications
  • MSc Education with QTS
  • MSc Development Management
  • Gym Instructor Level 2
  • Graduate Diploma in Law

Helping you find the right career

Students have access to a comprehensive careers service, based at the Careers Network . In addition, careers and CV advice, and work experience/internship support, are available within the School on a weekly basis. We also arrange for you to meet a number of our alumni during your studies in order to learn from their experiences of preparing for a successful career in a chosen field.