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What do Athletes do?

Athletes participate in competitive sports events on an amateur or professional basis. They play team sports such as hockey, baseball, football and lacrosse; or compete in individual sports such as skiing, figure skating, boxing or track and field; or in games such as poker or chess.

How to become: Athletes

  • Demonstrated ability in a particular sport, or type of game, is required.
  • Extensive training under the supervision of a coach is required.
  • Certification with a particular sports federation may be required.
  • A background combining athletic training and college or university studies is strongly recommended.

Where to study for a career as: Athletes

Coastal Carolina University
Conway, South Carolina, US

Related Program(s):
Exercise and Sport Science, B.S. Bachelor
Recreation and Sport Management, B.S. Bachelor
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University of Hertfordshire
Hatfield, England, GB

Related Program(s):
Business and Sport Management Bachelor; Honours; Online
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University of Central Lancashire
Preston, England, GB

Related Program(s):
Sport and Physical Education (BA) Bachelor; Honours
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Modified on January 26, 2022

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