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Meet Our Grads: Sports Science

When you study sports science at Middlesex, you join a community of outstanding graduates having a huge impact across the world. Our alumni go on to work for big-name organisations such as Tottenham Hotspur Football Club and Nike, set up their own businesses and are proactive in making the world a fairer, healthier and more sustainable place.

We understand that you not only want to make the most of your time at university, but you might also be considering what comes after. Our sports science courses are geared towards employability and helping you achieve your career goals, whether that’s becoming a sports manager, sports coach, physical trainer, sports science technician, sport development officer or any other goals you have in mind.

Meet our alumni

Read about some of the aspirational individuals who have turned their career goals into reality since graduating from Middlesex.

Robert Gold: International Development Coach at Tottenham Hotspur Football Club

Course studied: BSc Sports & Exercise Science (2013 - 2015)

After graduating from Middlesex, Robert has gone onto become an International Development Coach. Now he is co-leading Tottenham’s first ever University Global Football program (GFP), which aims to provide students with the opportunity to be coached by THFC coaches.

James Finn: Director of Training, The Rec Room

Course studied: BSc Sports Rehabilitation and Injury Prevention / MSc Strength and Conditioning (2010 – 2011)

Since completing his degrees, James has gone onto work as a performance specialist/consultant, working alongside world-class performance coaches and training athletes from around the globe. He then became Head of Academic Content for the International Olympic Committee Athlete Learning Gateway.

Anna Stevenson: Graduate Research Assistant, University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Course studied: BSc Sports and Exercise Science, Teaching and Coaching (2016 – 2019)

Since graduating from Middlesex, Anna has gone onto become a PhD student where her research is focussed on fundamental movement skills and physical literacy within early childhood. As well as being engaged in research, Anna is also working as a Group Fitness Instructor at fitness company, Over Power.

Shannah Anico: PHD Student at the London Sports Institute

Course Studied: BSc Sports Exercise Science, Teaching and Coaching (2016 – 2019)

Shannah completed her BSc in Sports Exercise Science in 2019. Since then she has gone onto conduct research focusing on school-based run/walk interventions and physical literacy. Shannah is currently a part-time academic at Middlesex and supporting the next generation of sports science graduates like yourself

Glenn Cranham: Senior Sports Rehabilitator, Active Choice

Course Studied: BSc Sports Rehabilitation and Injury Prevention (2011 - 2014)

Glenn’s journey at Middlesex allowed him to take his career to the next level. During his degree, Glenn worked with another Middlesex alumni in a clinical setting to improve his existing knowledge. After receiving his degree, Glenn felt confident enough to open his own practice.

“My degree has enabled me to work clinically which is something I couldn't have done before as a personal trainer. I run my own clinic now and get a huge amount of job satisfaction. The course gave me a good grounding in the skills required to run a private practice.

At Middlesex, we understand the importance of career support for life beyond university. That is why our award-winning career support service, MDX Works, is on hand to help you during and after your studies (for life).

Want to learn more about how we support you with your career so you can follow in the footsteps of some of our amazing alumni? Speak to MSc Sports Performance Analysis student, Nicodemus.

Speak to Nicodemus

We have lots of stories about how our inspiring graduates built their great careers. You can read all of them on our Alumni Success Stories page.