Students wishing to pursue Sports Science to a higher level should combine this course with at least one science. This is also beneficial for a career in teaching, students also often choose Geography, Sociology or English. For those interested in sport or leisure industry, Psychology or Economics complement the Physical Education A level. A level Physical Education leads onto many sports-related degree courses and is also valuable for medical-related courses such as Occupational therapy and Physiotherapy. Its wide variety of skills will stand students in good stead for most university courses.
The sport industry is huge and offers a wide variety of career opportunities in areas such as sport science, sports studies, sports coaching and development, sports therapy, sports psychology, teaching, biomechanics, leisure management, sports technology or the Armed Forces.