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1 Occupations Involving the Application of Science to Sport John Laverty Sport Activity Officer, Magee Sport Centre

2 Outline Occupations Involving Sport Occupations Involving the Application of Science to Sport What is Sports Science? Sports Physiology Sports Biomechanics Jobs

3 Occupations Involving Sport Sports Management Sports Practitioner Sports Promotion Sports Reporting Sports Teaching Sports Equipment Sports Law Sports Betting

4 Occupations Involving the Application of Science to Sport Physiology Biomechanics Psychology Nutrition Physiotherapy Nursing Occupational Therapy

5 What is Sports Science? Sport Science is the application of scientific principles through sport & exercise. This can be achieved through: Physiology Biomechanics Psychology Interdisciplinary Methods

6 Sports Physiology What is it? What nature of work is involved & where? How is the job linked to Sport? What scientific knowledge is required? What qualifications are necessary?

7 Sports Physiology – What is it? Physiology is the branch of biological sciences which is concerned with the way the body responds to exercise and training

8 Sports Physiology – What nature of work is involved & where? Research Centres Academic Institutions Hospitals Medical Centres Sport Clubs

9 Sports Physiology – How is the job linked to sport? Physiology investigates responses & adaptations to muscular activity in humans or animals, and we use this knowledge to improve human performance

10 Sports Physiology – What scientific knowledge is required? Sports Knowledge Scientific Knowledge

11 Sports Physiology – What qualifications are necessary? A level Sciences BSC Accreditation with BASES PhD & MSC

12 Sports Biomechanics What is it? What nature of work is involved & where? How is the job linked to Sport? What scientific knowledge is required? What qualifications are necessary?

13 Sports Biomechanics - What is it? Biomechanics is the branch of science concerned with the analysis of mechanics of human movement

14 Sports Biomechanics – What nature of work is involved & where? Research Centres Academic Institutions Sport Clubs

15 Sports Biomechanics - How is the job linked to Sport? Identification of optimal technique for enhancing performance Analysis of body loading to determine safest method for performing a particular sport Assessment of muscular recruitment and loading Analysis of sport & exercise equipment

16 Sports Biomechanics – What scientific knowledge is required? Sports Knowledge Scientific Knowledge

17 Sports Biomechanics – What qualifications are necessary? A level Sciences BSC Accreditation with BASES PhD & MSC

18 Jobs Available PhD Studentships Lecturer in Physical Education & Sport Research Assistant Lecturer in Strength & Conditioning Graduate Assistant in Sports Studies Teaching Assistant

19 Job Statistics 40% - Sport & Leisure 40% - Financial Services/Banking/Medical 20% - Teaching/Research 1998 UCAS report

20 Further Information

21 Be Active – Be Involved – Be Outstanding Questions? Thank you for your time

22 Contact Us (028) Facebook - Magee Sport Centre


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