Sports science at University of Greenwich ranked in top ten

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By poppy_smith | Tuesday, November 20, 2012, 18:21

Sports Science at the University of Greenwich is ranked seventh in a list of courses most respected by employers.

A study by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), published on the Daily Telegraph website, found that 71 per cent of Greenwich graduates entered full-time employment within six months of graduation. Also, 85 per cent of leavers asked were satisfied with the course, and 41 per cent achieved First or 2.1 honours.

Graduates from the university's Sports Science courses have gone on to work in such organisations as the Football Association, the Metropolitan Police and the NHS.

Premier League champions Manchester City benefited from Greenwich's expertise last season. City manager Roberto Mancini hailed Niall Clarke, Senior Lecturer in Football Coaching Science, for his work in preparing the City squad's pre-season training. Mancini said: "The work Niall did in terms of helping to plan and structure our training was invaluable."

Dr Monèm Jemni, Principal Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science, is a world authority in the physiology of gymnastics. A former gymnast who moved into coaching, Monem's book The Science of Gymnastics is the first to look at the effects of combining physiology, psychology and biomechanics on gymnastic performance.

Students enjoy state-of-the-art facilities, including 3D motion-capture systems, strength and conditioning equipment and a specialised environment chamber. Studies cover a wide range of areas, from anatomy, biomechanics and physiology to nutrition and sports psychology, to provide the skills needed for a career in Sports Science.

Greenwich has several research and consultancy projects with industry bodies, governments, healthcare providers and sports equipment suppliers, helping bridge the gap between academic theory and practical application.

For more information on studying Sports Science at the University of Greenwich please visit:, or call 020 8331 9000



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