Making the Right Choice

What do I need to ask?

Before you can decide on a specific Sports Course, you need to think about what it is you want to achieve in that profession. You must be able to picture yourself in that position and feel driven to make a success of it.

By answering the following questions, you might get a better idea of what role you want to fulfil in the sport, recreation and fitness industry:

Sports Management

If you answer YES to the majority of the following questions, your interest lies in the field of Sport Management.

  1. Do I want to organise sporting events?
  2. Do I want to plan sport tournaments?
  3. Do I want to manage a team?
  4. Do I want to manage a sport or fitness facility?
  5. Do I want to learn about tourism in sport?
  6. Do I want to learn about sport law?
  7. Do I like working with people?
  8. Do I want to apply knowledge of business and finance management in sport?

Go to “Where can I study Sports Courses” for more information about courses in Sport Management.

 

Sport Coaching

If you answer YES to the majority of the following questions, your interest lies in the field of Sport Coaching.

  1. Do I want to coach sport teams?
  2. Do I want to coach individual athletes?
  3. Do I want to work with children, adults or the elderly?
  4. Do I want to work with people with special needs?
  5. Do I want to work on the sports field?
  6. Do I want to advise people on nutrition and stress management?
  7. Do I like motivating people and developing their potential?
  8. Do I want to organise and manage sporting events in my community?

Go to “Where can I study Sports Courses” for more information about courses in Sport Coaching.

 

Fitness

If you answer YES to the majority of the following questions, your interest lies in the field of Fitness.

  1. Do I want to work in a gym?
  2. Do I want to be a personal trainer?
  3. Do I want to specialise in Spinning, Pilates mat or Aerobics?
  4. Do I want to advise people on nutrition and stress management?
  5. Do I want to write exercise programmes for different people?
  6. Do I want to work with children, adults or the elderly?
  7. Do I want to work with people with special needs?
  8. Do I want to perform screening and fitness tests on different people?

Go to “Where can I study Sports Courses” for more information about courses in Fitness.

 

Sports Industry

The following questions relate to study in general and would have an impact on the practical implications of enrolling for a course.

  1. Do I want to work in the sporting industry permanently?
  2. Do I want to work in the sporting industry on a part-time basis?
  3. Can I afford the course fees?
  4. How long do I want to study for?
  5. Do I want to study full time, part time or via distance learning?
  6. Do I have the necessary resources to complete the course I choose successfully?
  7. Do I have the necessary qualifications to enrol for the course I choose?
  8. Would the course I choose deliver the correct qualification in the end?

Go to “Where can I study Sports Courses” for more information about courses in Fitness.