Euro 2016: Get closer to the action

In only a matter of hours, Euro 2016 will have kicked off: the tournament, where all of Europe battle it out to be crowned European champions. If you’re a sports enthusiast and want to get closer to the action, then why not consider turning your passion into a career?

Kick-start your career in sport

Whether you dream of becoming a professional athlete, or a trainer to the stars, a specialist degree could go a long way to helping you stand out in this competitive industry. At the University of Chester, we offer a wide range of sports-related degrees designed to improve your own performance, or to help you improve others; after all, behind every great athlete is a great coach. Take alumnus Dave Brailsford for example. A former Sport and Exercise Sciences and Psychology student, in 2012 Dave was named Coach of the Year at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards after helping guide Team GB riders to eight gold medals for the second successive Olympics.Or what about Sports and Exercise Sciences graduate Steve Connelly, who is jetting of to Rio to provide support to the GB Boxing Team at the 2016 Olympics.  

Located at both our Warrington Campus and Parkgate Road Campus, our sports-related degrees include:

Sport and Exercise Sciences (Blog)

Sport Development

Sport Development and Coaching  

Sports Coaching

With fantastic on-site performance facilities and equipment, excellent work-based learning opportunities, and inspiring staff, these degree routes aim to give you the necessary skills and expertise that you need to take your first steps towards a successful career in the sporting arena. And if that’s not enough, our wide range of sports teams and societies at Chester and Warrington, means you’ll have plenty of opportunities to perfect your skills outside the classroom.

Behind the scenes

There’s a lot more to successful sporting events than great sport. In fact, it’s often behind the scenes where the action really happens. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to organise and promote a sporting event, then Sport Marketing and Management  or Sports Events Management could be just the degree for you.

Designed to enable you to combine your love for sport with your passion for business, these degree courses aim to provide you with the skills you need to plan and manage amateur or professional sport events, whilst developing skills in both marketing and the sporting arena.

Your free ticket to the biggest games

If you love to watch, analyse and critique sport, then why not consider a degree in Sports Journalism? Far from watching the game at home, Sports Journalism could be your ticket to the side-lines of some of the best sporting events around the world, where you’ll have the opportunity to report on athletes and review events, whilst getting paid!

At the University of Chester, our Sports Journalism course is taught by industry-active staff and aims to provide you with invaluable first-hand experience, meaning you could be on your way to Euro 2020. For more information on Sports Journalism at the University of Chester, take a look at our previous blog post.

Want to know more?

For more information on the courses mentioned above, take a look at the course pages on our website. Here you’ll also find useful contact details should you have any specific course-related questions.

For general enquiries about studying at the University of Chester, feel free to contact us:

E: enquiries@chester.ac.uk T: 01244 511000

Visit us

Another great way to find out about the courses we offer and the facilities available is to visit us.

E: visitus@chester.ac.uk T: 01244 512800