Lizi  is a senior Lecturer at Middlesex University.

She studied for her undergraduate degree at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff from 2008 to 2011, obtaining a first class honours in BSc Sports Biomedicine and Nutrition. She spent the summer after graduating working with a family in Russia helping their children lose weight with diet and exercise modifications.

She began her PhD at Coventry University in September 2011 and completed it in June 2014, titled: ‘Fundamental Movement Skills, Physical Activity, Weight Status in British School Children’.  While at Coventry she was a research assistant and associate lecturer until she moved to Middlesex University, where she began her first lectureship in September 2014.

In this lecture she explains what it takes to to become a sports coach, by focussing on the psychological and physiological aspects of sports science.  By the end of this lecture, you will have a greater understanding of the areas of study you will need to undertake to become a leader in sports science.

Graduate Destinations for Sports Science:

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

Employers include:

  • Professional sports clubs;
  • 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.
  • Many sports science graduates also go on to set up their own business or consultancy.

Employment Stats:

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