Sports Scientist
Rony Ibrahim

About the job:

What you do

As a Sports Scientist, you find ways to help athletes perform better by applying knowledge from medicine, physiology and biomechanics. You observe and monitor athletes to create the right exercise program for them. You also conduct and publish research related to sports performance.

The tough stuff

As a Sports Scientist, you will have to:

  • Adapt to the limited opportunities, if you don't obtain a Master's Degree or PHD
  • Adapt to the small job market, depending on where you live
The cool stuff

As a Sports Scientist, you will get to:

  • Improve the health and strength of other athletes
  • Learn a lot about Physiology, Biochemistry, Biomechanics & Much More
  • Apply your knowledge to various other jobs, including Nutrition and Public Health
Typical work hours
  • 35-40 hours per week
  • 20-30% nights and weekends

As a Sports Scientist, you may work evenings and weekends because that's when the clients are available.

Are you the right fit?

Classes you should be good at
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • PE
Best high school track(s)
  • Life Sciences
Personal qualities
  • Body Balance & Coordination
  • Physical Strength
  • Understanding what you hear
  • Expressing yourself verbally
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Reasoning & Problem Solving

Will you make money?

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Education stuff:

Education required
  • You need a degree in Sport Science or a related field. A Bachelor’s degree is enough to start your career but if you want to advance, you should also get a Master’s degree. You can also get relevant experience as a sports coach.
Helpful resources
Local universities
International universities

Video Description

When his dad made him barbells out of two milk cans filled with concrete, it ignited a passion for sports in Rony Ibrahim. He has now found a career in Sports Biomechanics that combines engineering with his love of sports, once helping someone avoid surgery and fix their shoulder through a tailored training program! If you have a passion for sports, check out the Nooreed Insider Interview with Rony and see if you could turn your passion into a career!



Rony wanted to find a career that combined engineering with his love of sports which he found in Sports Biomechanics, he now uses his knowledge of the body’s mechanics to oversee personal training programs at U Energy Gyms, once helping someone avoid surgery and fix their shoulder through a tailored training program.