Discover Sport at ARU

24 June 2019, 09:00 - 15:00
Cambridge campus

Anglia Ruskin Students in sport uniform standing in sport hall

Studying Sport at university can open up a wide range of exciting, well-paid careers.

During our discovery day, we’ll take you through a few of the many disciplines in the area of sport and help you better understand what the professionals specialise in.

We’ll start the day with an introduction to all the different types of careers in sport and exercise science, and the degrees you might choose to reach your chosen career path.  Our current Sports courses include:

We’ll also give you a taste of what it's like to be a practising these skills in our BASES-accredited sports labs.

Sessions may include:

  • Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour, and Health
  • Performance Analysis in sport
  • Biomechanics: Forces & Jump Height
  • Sport Coaching – what do the pro's do?
  • Sport Coaching: Global sporting arms race: why do some countries win more medals?
  • Sport Coaching: Functional Movement Session
  • Sport Psychology: Decision making & attention in sport
  • Sport Psychology: Mindfulness & Attention
  • Sport Psychology: Quiet Eye training in aiming tasks / Visual attention in Penalty Kicks
  • Physiology: Cardiovascular responses to exercise
  • Nutrition in sport
  • Rehabilitation techniques for performers
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Mini sport festival

Throughout the day, we'll also be providing opportunities for teachers to engage with CPD sessions, which are separate from the students' sessions.

Please note: this event is suitable for students aged 16+ and for school groups of A-level/BTEC sport subjects.  There is limited parking for minibuses.  Lunch is provided as a part of the day.

If you have any queries about the taster day, please contact Dr Mathew Timmis:

Event Details

24 June 2019, 09:00 - 15:00
Cambridge campus

If you're a school or college email to book. We'll need to know the approximate number of students attending, year group and current subjects being studied.

We continue to closely monitor the rapidly evolving situation around coronavirus (COVID-19). So we can best protect the health and wellbeing of all members of the community we are closing our campuses and suspending all public-facing events on campus, from Monday 23 March, until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.