Careers in Sport, Fitness, and Exercise

Careers in Sport, Fitness and Exercise is a student guide to landing a dream job in one of today’s most exciting, popular and fastest-growing industries.

Careers in Sport, Fitness, and Exercise details job descriptions, information on working conditions, salary ranges, responsibilities, key skills and required certifications for 36 professions.

It offers students advice on choosing the correct career path by providing an overview of the various job options, identifying the right course and how to ultimately land their dream job.

Advice on careers in sport, fitness, physical activity and education

BASES has developed this guide in association with Human Kinetics. You can download a free copy of the BASES Careers Guide here. Please feel free to distribute copies to colleagues and students.

  • Choosing courses at school and college
  • Choosing undergraduate and postgraduate courses
  • Funding for postgraduate courses
  • Career opportunities
  • Managing your careers
  • 17 Career profiles

Careers in Sport and Leisure

Careers in Sport is a website that provides students who want a job in sport and leisure with the information to establish their career. Experts from organisations such as the FA, Premier League, Radio 1 and UK Sport describe their typical day, the benefits and disadvantages of the profession, their salary and advice on the qualifications and experience required.

Career Development in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism

Career Development in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism: A Positioning Approach outlines a step-by-step plan for career development based on the technique of positioning.

In contrast to traditional job search methods, the positioning approach shows how to increase the chances of securing a preferred job by placing yourself close to the person with whom you want to work, the place or organization where you want to work, or the position that fulfills your career goals.

Whether just beginning a course of study or entering the profession, Career Development in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism will help readers develop the skills and tools to get the job they want.

Useful Careers Websites

Below are a list of websites that may help you find the right job or career in sport, fitness, physical activity or physical education (PE).

The websites below are not controlled or maintained by Human Kinetics and as such we can not be held responsible in any manner for their content.

Sport and Exercise Sciences (Kinesiology)

British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES)


National Health Service (NHS)

Active Ageing

Higher Education and Studentships

Sport and Leisure (General)

Physical Education (PE)