We have three pathways in sport to suit all of your career aspirations, so whether you want to be a sports coach, a physiotherapist or a personal trainer to the stars, this is the place to be!

We offer opportunities in sports coaching and development, sport and exercise science or fitness across a range of levels and starting points. To find out more about our specific courses please look at our sport programmes below or contact us using our live chat function. Over 400,000 people in England have sport-related jobs and the sport and fitness sector is growing and evolving all the time and not surprisingly, employment is expected to rise, so you are onto a winner if you choose this career path!

There are also opportunities to develop your football skills by playing for one of our development centre teams whilst you study. Our partnership with NUFC Foundation has a range of attractive benefits and player progression options whatever your level.


Find out more about our Football Development Centre


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Our sports programmes

If a career in sport is your goal then study on one of our Sports Studies courses. 

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What jobs can you do in sport?

Lots of roles within the sports industry are busy and fast-paced, and require interaction with consumers.

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Our sports students get the best experience

Find out about the exciting activities our sports students take part in whilst studying at New College Durham.

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Meet our students

Our sports students have gone on to do great things.


Meet our Apprentices

Our Apprentices have gone on to do great things.

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Our links with employers and industry

Throughout your course we get you close to the action with visits and industry guest speakers.

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Take a tour around our Sport facilities

You will have access to excellent training facilities, physical resources and industry standard fitness testing equipment.

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Football Development Centre

We’ve teamed up with NUFC Foundation and Consett AFC to offer an amazing range of footballing opportunities to our students.