I want to work in...Sport and Leisure Services

This list of links and resources has been carefully compiled by our Careers Consultants and Careers Information Team to provide you with the key knowledge you need if you are considering a career in this line of work.   All the links are reviewed regularly to ensure the source is reliable and the information is accurate and relevant.

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Sector overview

Overview of the leisure, sport and tourism sector 


Typical job profiles

Fitness centre manager

Outdoor activities/education manager

Personal trainer 

Sport and exercise psychologist 

Sports administrator 

Sports development officer


Useful online resources

Become a Trainer  National Register of Personal Trainers

Careers in racing

Careers in Sport & Exercise Sciences  (BASES) Includes downloadable careers guide

Careers in Sports Engineering (ISEA) Includes PhD & job vacancies

Futurefit personal training courses

Skills Active The sector skills council for active leisure and learning

Sport Scotland  list of sports governing bodies recognised by Sports Councils

Street League Charity supporting youth unemployment through sport


Outdoor Recreation and sports camps

Mountain Training awarding body network for mountain skills

Outward Bound Trust


Job sites and specialist recruiters

Health Club management jobs

Leisure jobs

Leisure opportunities

Sport Scotland jobs in sport

Sports Management jobs

The FA

UK Sport jobs in sport


Outdoor Recreation and sports camps 

Barracudas Activity Day Camps

Blue Dome  

Camp Beaumont

Hostelling Scotland


Rockley Watersports


Professional bodies

British Activity Provider Assocation  BAPA

British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences BASES 

Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport & Physical Activity CIMSPA

Institute for Outdoor Learning IOL

International Sports Engineering Association ISEA

Mountain Training Association (MTA)

Play Scotland

Society of Sports Therapists

Sportscotland National agency for sport

UK Sport


To find out more about what it's like to work in this career, use the LinkedIn alumni tool to make contact with Strathclyde alumni working in this area.