Masters sports course provided me with industry relevant skills

Trevor Harris - sport and exercise science

Trevor Harris is a technical demonstrator for health and exercise science at the University of South Wales, and a graduate of both the BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science and MSc Sport, Health and Exercise Science courses.

"I chose to apply for the MSc Sport, Health and Exercise course because of the broad range of modules on offer. Having been out of education for a while, this gave me the opportunity to renew my learning and understanding within the field. The course was compatible with a range of careers within the field of sport and exercise, so I knew that once I had finished the degree, there would be various pathways I could embark upon.

I completed my undergraduate degree here, which I really enjoyed. The staff are very passionate, approachable and helpful, so I knew I would be well supported. The university has a good reputation and strong links with professional sports teams and the local community.

The facilities at the Glyntaff campus are excellent. I especially enjoyed using the exercise physiology and biomechanics laboratories, underwater weighing tank for measuring body composition and the environmental chamber, which allowed me to gain an insight into the physiological responses to different temperatures and altitudes.

Throughout the course I had the opportunity to use the newly furbished Sports Park: facilities included rooms for teaching, strength and conditioning rooms and a large indoor gym. Upon graduation, due to the skills and knowledge I gained on this MSc course, I was offered a technical demonstrator position at the university. I now assist in all of the students’ practical sessions and I am also responsible for the day to day running of our laboratories. I now plan to complete a PhD, which will allow me to build on the research and clinical skills that I have developed throughout my time at the University of South Wales."