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Sport and Exercise Scientist

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Sport and exercise scientists work to improve both sporting performance and general health by applying scientific knowledge of physiology, biomechanics and psychology. You would usually specialise as either a sports scientist or an exercise scientist.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Salaries for sports scientists range from around £20,000 to £35,000 or more a year.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

You should have a strong interest and some ability in sports, and also an interest in science. There are two main entry routes.

There are limited jobs and entry is very competitive. You might work in a university, further education college or with a sporting body, such as sportscotland, a national sports governing body, British Olympic Association, a sport club, a sports council, sports medicine centre or a commercial sports performance centre.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2023
2123
4 %
RISE
2028
2207
  United Kingdom
2023
20600
4.7 %
RISE
2028
21571

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

Training

Getting On

More Information

For more information please see organisation below:

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