**Summary**: In the increasingly competitive world of sport, where the difference between success and failure is becoming ever smaller, elite sportsmen and women spend hours working to enhance their performance. **Course details**: This course investigates the scientific principles underpinning their training and preparation, which is necessary for optimum sporting performance. Our state-of-the-art laboratories are there for you to discover how athletes reach their maximum potential, by analysing physiological, psychological and technical aspects of their performance. You develop laboratory and field skills, receiving high levels of support from our academic staff. The vocational elements of this course prepare you for specific careers, maximising your advantage in the jobs market when you graduate. **After the course**: You will be equipped for a range of roles, such as providing biomechanical, physiological or psychological support services to sport performers. Roles also exist in commercial sport performance and sports medicine centres, offering specialist nutrition, training and monitoring. All programmes are designed to incorporate employability skills development alongside your degree course. Our staff utilise their extensive connections to provide many and varied opportunities to engage with potential employers through fairs, guest lecture sessions, live projects and site visits. In addition we offer a series of workshops and events in the first, second and third year that ensure all students are equipped with both degree level subject knowledge and the practical skills that employers are looking for in new graduate recruits. Our award winning careers service works with regional and national employers to advertise graduate positions, in addition to providing post-graduation support for all Teesside University alumni.