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Sport: Why I Chose My Course

Thinking about applying for one of our Sport courses? Why not hear first-hand from one of our students about what it was that interested them about the course. We speak to Avital, a Sport and Exercise Nutrition student, who tells us what inspired her to apply.

Hi, I’m Avital, a Sport and Exercise Nutrition student. When I was younger, I had no idea what I wanted to do, evident in the fact I changed courses twice before starting my current degree, a degree which combines two of my passions – sport and food.

Although I was already studying at BCU, the Sport and Exercise Nutrition degree stood out to me, compared to courses from other universities. Though the course has a nutrition focus, it incorporates a broad range of modules across the sport science domain, which has allowed me to explore numerous areas in order to hone in my specific interests and importantly, up-skilled me across the board for when I leave university.

Sports Nutrition is a relatively new area and fast gaining attention in the sporting world. Studying at BCU with carefully selected modules and the “practice-led, knowledge applied” delivery style, means upon my graduation and starting a job, I can say I feel confident in my knowledge whilst also being equipped to go out and work with real people.

From my very first year there have been countless opportunities to get involved and gain experience in the nutrition world. I’ve worked with a variety sports teams and general population, leading cooking & education workshops, completed a placement delivering strength & conditioning sessions, I had a fantastic experience going to a university in Australia for a month, all of which was set up by BCU, and then took the opportunity of taking a sandwich year to work in the university’s sport technician department, gaining invaluable experience.

Each year group is around 30 students and with this comes top quality support from the lecturers. A relatively small cohort size means there’s a greater opportunity for the staff to get to know you and vice-versa. All the staff go above and beyond to ensure not only are you coping with the work but also excelling in it and reaching your capabilities. The community feel at BCU helped me feel comfortable in going to my tutor or any of the lecturers for help needed knowing they would respond well.

Looking back, I’m appreciative of the modules I’ve done and the opportunities taken that have led me to this point and prepared me well for a challenging but exciting final year as I study topics chosen to meet my specific interests and get involved with further work experience, before transitioning into work post-university!

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