Why I chose to study sport and exercise science
Jay Suter is in the final year of his Sport and Exercise Science BSc(Hons) degree – he was able to join the course in year 2 due to his qualifications.
Jay tells us about about his journey:
Joining the Sport and Exercise Science BSc(Hons) course back in 2019 was a last-minute decision when I was not accepted onto the physiotherapy degree.
After completing one year of a Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Sport, and two years of a Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching, studying for an additional two years was a tough decision. Nonetheless, I took the plunge and am now currently in my final year.
I have recently been invited to attend an interview for the Physiotherapy (pre-registration) MSc degree, which has been my goal ever since leaving college. After five long years and regardless of a national pandemic, I am now ready to pursue my career of becoming a physiotherapist.
Preparation for my career
Despite taking a couple more years to get my career started, choosing this degree was a great decision that will benefit me in furthering my education.
Learning the skills of a researcher and sports scientist has given me the knowledge, skills, personal qualities, and relevant work experience I needed to embark on a postgraduate degree.
The course allowed me to specialise in health and exercise rehabilitation sciences that fits with my career path.