World-class events and the endless growth of sport, exercise and physical activity have made the industry one of the fastest growing sectors in the UK.
Sports & Recreation
Achieve your goals in Sports & Recreation
If you’re person who enjoys sport, physical activity and have an interest in the workings of the human body and developing others, then get ready to train for a career in sport. More people are choosing to pursue careers in this fast-growing business, and it’s no surprise as the industry is going from strength to strength!
Middlesbrough College boasts a 3G Astroturf pitch, strength and conditioning suite and a physiology lab, where you can expect support from specialist tutors and coaches, many of which are ex-professionals in their field. We have strong links with elite teams across the region in a variety of sports and have seven professional academies you could join alongside your studies.
Students can participate in a range of College activities across the year to enhance their CV including primary school sports day and gymnastics tournaments, as well as the annual Race for Life event for staff and students!
View the latest Labour Market Information by sector to see the average salary and projected job growth for your dream career!
Why study with us?
Alongside your full-time course, we offer students the opportunity to join a Sports Academy! Academies include basketball, cricket, golf, football, gymnastics, table tennis, volleyball, swimming and netball!
Academy students have the opportunity to gain a sports scholarship to support with their training
Sports staff are industry specialised and many are ex professionals in their field including former professional goalkeeper, Andy Collett
Sport and physical activity contribute £39 billion to the UK’s economy!
Full-time students can access College gym membership for just £10 for the year!
Sports & Recreation success stories
The Sport and Exercise Science course is also really enjoyable, I particularly like our wellbeing sessions on a Friday where we take part in different sporting activities.
I’ve always been interested in sport, but through studying the course I have been able to learn about the ins and outs of sport and exercise science. There’s lots of different modules to cover in detail, it’s fascinating.
I’m really looking forward to the experience. I will get the chance to work with underprivileged children teaching them basic maths, English and computer skills.
There are always opportunities available throughout the course to develop your skill set and gain experience in different areas.
There’s also lots of different opportunities throughout the course to help build your CV, such as work experience and placements in a range of areas.