Sport Courses: Prepare for your course by watching TV!

With the COVID-19 pandemic meaning we’re spending more time at home, why not use that extra time to research more about your course, with a little help from Netflix?

If you’re interested in Sport studies, there are a range of programmes out there that look at issues concerning everything from Sport Science, to Nutrition, to therapy! Here are our tips for some documentaries available on streaming services that could help you understand more about the subject.

If you’re intrigued by this subject, we have several Sport degree courses on offer to suit your skills and interest: BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise ScienceBSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Physical Education or BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy. We also have the new FdSc Sports Coaching and Development foundation course delivered in partnership with Aston Villa FC.

1. The Game Changers (2018) – Netflix

The Game Changers tells the story of James Wilks, an elite Special Forces trainer and The Ultimate Fighter winner, as he travels the world on a quest to uncover the optimal diet for human performance. What James discovers permanently changes his understanding of food and his definition of true strength.

2. Losers (2019) – Netflix

This documentary will completely change your perspective on what ‘winning’ is. ‘Losers’ consists of interviews with athletes, as well as their friends, family and reporters about how they have taken experiences of defeat and turned them into something positive.

3. The Playbook – a coach’s rules for life (2020) – Netflix

In this Netflix documentary, famous sporting coaches with championship resumes, such as Doc Rivers and Jose Mourinho, share their personal rules for success in both sport and life.

4. Rising Phoenix (2020) – Netflix

This series focuses on the history and impact of the Paralympic Games. Featuring Paralympians Tatyana McFadden, Bebe Vio and Jonnie Peacock, the film conveys their journeys in competition and how they got there. 

 5. Don’t Crack Under Pressure (2015) – Netflix

Adrenaline can be addictive, but how much can it actually help us? Athletes from around the world push their limits in death defying acts to get the feeling and then examine what it actually does to our body.

6. Getting Fit with Dr. Michael Mosley (2020) – BBC iPlayer

Television journalist Michael Mosley separates fact from fiction, teaming up with scientists whose research is turning common knowledge about fitness on its head.

7. The Truth about Getting Fit at Home (2021) – BBC iPlayer

Blogger Mehreen Beig delves into the latest science on home fitness. She reveals why six minutes of exercise per week could be enough and why doing too much exercise might be dangerous.

We hope this compilation helps you next time you’re struggling for something to watch, plus you’ll find out more about the exciting world of Sport!

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