Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment

Sports Science and the Active Leisure Industry

Personal Trainer

Sports Science and the Active Leisure Industry

Teamwork

Sports Science and the Active Leisure Industry

Hurdles

Sports Science and the Active Leisure Industry

Swimming

Sports Science and the Active Leisure Industry

Athletics

Sports Science and the Active Leisure Industry

Rowing

Sports Science and the Active Leisure Industry

Sports Performance

Sports Science and the Active Leisure Industry

Skiing

Sports Science and the Active Leisure Industry

Sports Tecnology

Sports Science and the Active Leisure Industry

Our relationship with our own physical and mental wellbeing has changed a great deal over the last few decades. In today’s world, we can take responsibility for ourselves and create our own good health through informed lifestyle choices. More than a third of babies born today will live to over a hundred years old because of factors such as better nutrition, improved medical care and our growing awareness of healthy lifestyles.

This has meant that leisure is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. Gyms and indoor sports facilities are becoming a way of life, with people learning more about the science of physical health and fitness. More and more people are realising that sport and activity builds self-esteem, relieves stress, and can provide us with a positive model of setting goals and personal achievement. Learning about the scientific side of physical fitness can give us greater control over our body’s health. This in turn can inspire us to greater heights of motivation, discipline and self-improvement. Those who are interested in sports science can go on to enjoy careers in personal and fitness training, the leisure industry, event management, sports massage and therapy, physical education and teaching.