Fuelled by fear of not performing well at the 2012 London Olympics, the UK is absolutely throwing their Sport Lottery money at their Sport Science and Coaching systems and organizations. Measured by the number and variety of jobs, the UK is starting to make the Soviet and East German sport system of the 70’s and 80’s look like a small Mickey Mouse operation. If you are a Sport Science or Physical Education recent graduate there is only one place in the world to be right now – Great Britain.
Take a look at this advert from the UK Sport Job listing – being paid to come up with new ideas?
If you go the the Jobs page on this blog, you will see from the first four links that I have been able to track Sport Science and Coaching employment opportunities in the UK for the last few years. Separate jobs for Talent Identification, Performance or Notational Analysts, Biomechanists, Strength & Conditioning Coaches, Regional coaching Coordinators, Nutritionists, Lifestyle Consultants – the list goes on. What can we learn from the astounding number and variety of sport-related jobs? Read the rest of this entry »