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Sports science personal statement

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Sports science personal statement 

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"As a keen sports person I have throughout my life tried to reach and stay at peak physical performance. This has never been easy, however one of the positive consequences of my endeavours is that I have learnt a lot about and gained an interest in trying to understand how the human body works. All of this has dedication, passion and research has naturally led me to consider a career as a sports scientist, a vocation that will allow me to combine my enthusiasm for competitive sporting activity with a financially rewarding career. The areas I would most like to work in after completing my degree would be professional training i.e. Physical Training Instructor or as a consultant in the athletic conditioning sector.

I find sport to be a perfect way to stay fit, keep healthy and socialise at the same time, indeed some of my closest friends are people I met on a training ground. As an individual I have a competitive nature and am constantly challenging myself by setting goals and then working hard to achieve them. Right now I feel that I have the right temperament, discipline and dedication that is required to become a successful graduate.

At college I excelled at sport related activities both in the classroom and out on the field. I was captain of the college football team and also a member of the cricket and swimming teams. Subject wise I studied Physical Education, Biology, and Business Management, all topics which I feel have helped prepare me for a sports science degree. The things I enjoyed most about studying PE was having the opportunity to work on new training equipment and technologies as well as being able to conduct experiments in laboratories and thereby better understanding what I had learnt in theory.

To further gain an insight into the realities of work and to see how well I would cope with the pressures of employment I took a voluntary job as a assistant to a practising physiotherapist. This role at a local sports centre lasted from June until September and was an excellent learning experience for me. It was at this time more than any other that I realised just how incredible the human body is.

I became interested in your university specifically because of all the good reports I’d heard about it. So on a open day I decided to visit your campus and have a look around. During the visit I quickly saw that not only were the academic facilities great but that you had superb sports amenities and training equipment which is ideal for me as it means I can keep training at a professional level whilst studying. It was all of these factors along with the modules on the course curriculum that swayed my decision and made me apply to your university."


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