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A Guide to Studying Sports Science Abroad

Sports Science is an increasingly popular course of study among college students all over the world. A broad discipline which encompasses elements of physiology, psychology, and fitness studies, graduates of sports science are highly sought after for both amateur and professional athletics. Studying Sports Science abroad is a great opportunity to expand your knowledge of the subject, and have a ton of fun while at it.

Why Study Sports Science Abroad

In sports all over the world, teams are increasingly looking to the systematic study of science and statistics in order to gain an edge on opponents. Wherever your ultimate career aspirations lie, be it in coaching, management, or physical therapy, having a strong background in sports science has become a huge boon to prospective candidates. By taking your studies abroad, you can further enhance your qualifications by challenging yourself, entering into a diverse environment,  and proving you have the ambition to do big things.

Locations

While some universities around the world will not offer the Sports Science major specifically, almost all will offer courses in related fields such as biology, physical sciences, and psychology. Where you choose to study abroad then is entirely up to you, as no one particular location can be argued better than another.

One way to go about it is to consider the sporting cultures of your target destinations. Every country has different sports which serve as national past times. For instance baseball is big in North and Central America, as well as Japan and South Korea. Cricket, on the other hand, serves as its counterpart in countries such as the UK, South Africa, India, and Australia. You get the gist of it – if you are interested in an education within a particular sport, then try somewhere new in the world where that sport is also a big deal.

You could also generalize, and instead of focusing on a particular sport, aim for the schools with the best Sports Science or Physical Science programs. Schools like the University of Toronto, University of Tokyo, and Imperial College London are all examples of places where you can receive a top notch education in the field.

These schools obviously represent the cream of the crop, and there are hundreds of other places where you can study abroad and get a great Sports Science education. In the end, the most important thing is that you go somewhere that intrigues you both culturally and academically – after all, studying abroad is about much more than just school!

Sports Science Study Abroad Programs

Sports Science is a very diverse field, and there are a variety of different specialized paths which you can follow within the discipline. Sports Psychology, Sports Nutrition, Physical Therapy, Physical Education, and Sports Management are all potential areas where you can create a niche in Sports Science.

Even if your target school for studying abroad does not offer classes in these specialized areas, there are usually a large amount of general education requirements involved in the Sports Science major which might be offered instead. Classes in general Life and Physical Sciences can often apply towards your major back home, so you do not have to worry about missing out on credit while abroad.

The language barrier is something you should always consider when deciding where to study abroad. Many study abroad programs have their own satellite schools in regions of the world where English is not the medium of education, but this means that you might be missing out on the larger course catalogues of local universities. While some specialized programs are indeed focused on Sports Science, if you want to take applicable classes while abroad, your best bet is usually to do so somewhere where you are proficient in the local language.

GoAbroad Insider Tips

Broaden Your Field. Different countries and cultures cheer on different sports, giving you the opportunity to expand your field of knowledge about Sports Science in general. The larger the sample size, the deeper your insight into the science of athletics and fitness.

Networking Opportunity. Studying abroad gives you the chance to meet peers and mentors in your field from all over the world. Not only will you form valuable connections for the future, but you will form friendships which last long beyond the return home.

Adventure Time. Studying abroad is, in its simplest form, a great adventure. Far beyond the academics which it entails, this is your chance to learn a lot about the world at large, and where you fit into it.

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