Are tossing up the benefits of studying a sports course?
Alongside learning about an industry you have a passion for, a sport course will help you get the skills and experience you’ll need to find work and kickstart an exciting career
To help you make your next move, we’ve compiled some of the compelling benefits you can expect.
Expand your opportunities
At the Academy of Sport, we help kickstart sports careers. As in most industries, the more qualified you are, the more opportunities you’ll have to succeed.
The sports industry is huge, and there are many directions you can go in.
If you’re passionate about health and fitness, you might decide to work in a gym as a personal trainer or fitness instructor.
On the other hand, you might be more interested in sports development or management, working as a coach or nurturing the careers of individual athletes.
There are also specialised roles in sports psychology, sports nutrition, physical therapy and sports marketing.
In all of these careers, you could find yourself working in schools, universities, sports clubs, gyms, hospitals and sports governing bodies.
With the prevalence of online sports courses, it has never been more convenient to get the qualifications that will get you skilled for your dream job.
Edge out the competition
Sports and competition go hand in hand—on and off the field. The number of jobs and opportunities are substantial, but so is the number of people competing for them.
To get a leg up on the competition, studying an online sports course is your first step.
Not only will you gain subject-specific knowledge that will set you up for certain roles, you’ll also study to gain a number of transferable skills, such as:
- Working independently and as part of a team
- Presentation and communication skills
- Time management and organisation skills
- Problem-solving skills
- Research and writing skills.
Build your support network
Before entering the sports industry, it helps to have someone in your corner who can give you advice, as well as help set you up with work experience and vocational placements.
Sports courses give you access to both a network of professional teachers and trainers, as well as like-minded peers.
When you enrol at Academy of Sport, you’ll have access to a professional learning support team.
You’ll also learn from experienced experts and get advice from leaders and legends of the industry. Having this kind of support network to lean on will help you tackle your career with confidence.
Ready to enrol?
The Certificate III in Fitness SIS30315 at the Academy of Sport will help you build, knowledge and confidence you need to get ready for work in the sport industry
With a qualification like this, you could find employment as a fitness instructor, gymnasium instructor or group exercise instructor in gyms, hospitals, schools and other institutions—all over Australia.
From here, you could step it up a notch and study a course such as our Certificate IV in Fitness SIS40315, which will help you become a personal trainer and work with clients from all backgrounds.
We also specialise in sports development courses. A qualification in this area will kickstart your career in the business side of the industry, helping you transition into roles in management, coaching, development, administration and marketing.
Our development courses also provide a solid foundation if you ever want to enrol in university degrees, in areas such as management, sport science and business.
Can’t make it to class? We’re all for convenience, which is we offer face-to-face and online sports courses, so you can study and get qualified in a way that suits your lifestyle.
Start preparing for your career here
Hopefully we’ve made the benefits of studying a sports course clear.
If you’re keen to know more about what you can study at the Academy of Sport, get in touch on 1300 66 58 43 to chat about your goals and options.