Dr Ralph Manders is a Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics at the University of Surrey.

Ralph received his Masters degree in Movement Sciences in 2003 from the Faculty of Health, Medicine & Life Sciences at Maastricht University, the Netherlands, before going on to complete a PhD focusing on the insulinotropic and anabolic properties of dietary protein in type 2 diabetes. He has been a post-doctoral researcher focussing on the beneficial health effects of exercise training and dietary modulation in type 2 diabetes and the elderly. professional athletes with regard to performance and nutrition.

Graduate Destinations for Sports Science:

Jobs are available with a range of organisations in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

Employers and Roles include:

  • Professional sports clubs
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • National sporting associations, governing bodies and other related sporting agencies
  • Private health and fitness clubs, spas and public sports and recreation facilities
  • Local authorities
  • Schools, further education and higher education institutions
  • The health sector, including the National Health Service and other international health providers.
  • Sports Nutritionist
  • Sports Psychologist
  • Performance Analyst
  • Research/ Academic

Employment Stats:

  • Employed (69.5%)
  • Further study (13.9%)
  • Working and studying (7.6%)
  • Unemployed (4.3%)
  • Other (4.7%)