Tuesday, 28 August 2012
People inspired to pursue a career in sport by this summerís Euros, Olympics and forthcoming Paralympics, are being offered a second chance at the University of Worcester.
More places have been opened up across a range of sport courses, for those wanting to start this September.
The University is expecting to admit its largest ever cohort of sport students, following a surge in applications.
Mick Donovan, Head of Institute of Sport & Exercise Science, University of Worcester, said: ďAgainst a national picture of a 10 per cent decrease in applications to study sports science and other related courses, it is a reflection of the Universityís expertise in this area that we are on track to welcome our biggest ever cohort to study these subjects in the new term.
ďThere has been much talk about the impact on sport in this country following this summer and a key part of ensuring this legacy is sustainable is by getting more students into the world of sport. Only by educating students and growing our sporting skill base can we ensure we build on the current engagement and interest in sports, so we are delighted to be able to welcome so many new students to our sports science courses.Ē
Courses available at the University include: Sports Studies, Sport and Exercise Science, Physical Education and Sports Coaching Science, which includes the countryís only specialist pathway for Disability Sports.
The University has an excellent reputation in sport, particularly in the field of disability sport. Among the Universityís team of respected professionals is the Great Britain blind football squad coach and the England Menís Basketball coach.
In addition, the University has invested in the Worcester Arena, an ambitious new £15m indoor venue set to become a centre of excellence in recreational and high performance disability sport, as well as a location of national importance for education training and coaching when it opens in early 2013.
It is estimated that 290,000 sports personnel and athletes will use the venue each year with scope for it to become a world-renowned venue for international fixtures in basketball, netball and badminton.
For more information on the courses available at University of Worcesterís Institute of Exercise and Sports Science, please visit www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/sport-our-courses or call 01905 855111.
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