Starter Performance Courses
"So you have enrolled on a sports science degree eh? You start this week? Exciting times ahead then. So what lies ahead for you at the end of your studies?"
This was the first line of the blog that's been read over 350,000 times and is taught in over 50 universities.
It's my message to you if you're thinking about a career in sports performance. It's not easy to land the job of your dreams working with some of the best athletes in the world, but you need to start somewhere if you're committed to doing so. THIS is the best place to start. Thousands of practitioners now working in sports performance started with the blog - and now it's an online course for you to accelerate your understanding, awareness and help you take action.
This course will take you through the realities of working in sports performance.
Course Tutor: Dr Steve Ingham
"I've created these courses to help you begin your career journey towards sports performance. I've distilled my experience of supporting 1000s of athletes and developing 1000s of performance professionals into this course, to help you take ownership of your future by following a proven path to accelerating your progress towards the sports performance industry"
"Some of the roles, I've held in high-performance";
2016- present; Performance consultant, Supporting Champions
2013-2016; Director of Science and Technical Development, English Institute of Sport
2009–2013; Head of Physiology, English Institute of Sport
2005–2009; Lead Physiologist, English Institute of Sport
1998–2004; Senior Physiologist & Sports Science Manager, British Olympic Association
1997–1998; Sports Performance Officer, English Sports Council
A Step-By-Step Course to Explore Careers in Sports and Performance
IDEAL FOR: These courses are aimed at students who are starting to wonder about their future career and want to take action. The
- A letter to 15,000 is based on the blog that touched a nerve - inspiring you to take ownership and action for your future career ahead
- Career route primer takes you through the major career routes, explaining what would be expected of you and what the future holds for careers in the area.
COURSES: Upon completion of both courses you will be awarded with the FOCUS ON PERFORMANCE certificate.
SUPPORT: As a part of the course you'll be enrolled in our exclusive community of sports performance professionals developing and networking together. Benefit from exclusive live Q&As and professional development webinars to fast track your skills. Find out more about the community bonus here.
Students who have completed this course track show persistence, willingness to learn and the right mindset to succeed in performance teams. Taking this course will put you in the top 10% of talent and position you ahead of the pack with the skills, experience and mindset that employers need.
Graduates from this course have gone on to work at Man Utd, Royal Yachting Association, RFU, British Gymnastics, Aston Villa FC, FC Nordsjaelland and many other sports teams.
Course buNdle to take you forward
Module duration 35 mins
The online course based on the blog that's taught in over 50 universities. This course will prime your understanding about the realities ahead for your career ahead in sports performance.
This is a free course aimed at those students just starting to think about their careers and is focused on those students who are willing to thinking beyond their studies about how to get ahead.
Perfect for students wanting to develop their applied skills and craft work experience opportunities
- What are the prospects for you?
- Sport’s importance and the challenge ahead
- How to bridge the gap
- The importance of applying your learning
- Four step plan to gain experience
- A switch in thinking
Module duration 1 hour and 34 mins
The online course gives you an introduction to the various career routes that predominate in sports science support.
You’ll get the fundamental insights into; Biomechanics, Nutrition, Performance Analysis, Performance Lifestyle, Physiology, Psychology, Strength and Conditioning. It’s important for you to understand the background and roles of physiotherapists and medics too – these are included also.
You’ll learn about;
- Role and responsibility
- Key sports
- Future directions
- Proportion of jobs (and budget spent on employing) this discipline comprises in a typical support team.
*Complete the track to achieve the certificate. Include the award on your CV, use to demonstrate competency for your accreditation and continued professional development.
Bundled courses to help your career journey
The STARTER courses provides you with 'A letter to the 15000' and 'Career Route Primer', bundled together to help you start investing in your future performance career. You don't have to do this alone - we'll show you how and you can learn and develop together.