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    I'm 32 in November and after years of working in the construction field I'm looking for a change and to do something I've wanted to do for some time

    The only problem (well i see it as a problem) is I'm looking into doing a sports science or preferably a strength and conditioning degree and my questions are

    1) Am I too old to study this type of degree as from the info I can find on the web seems to point me in the direction that these kind of degrees are mainly for school leavers

    2) Fitness...... Although I'm not badly out of shape (I do run, gym etc) would I struggle to keep up with said school leavers and are these course more practical than they are theoretical? I've also had two knee operations (one a ACL reconstruction a few years ago........ 5 a side football) and because of my job as a trades person my knees are a little fragile, would this hinder me in any way?

    Sorry for such a long winded first post, I'm very passionate about everything sport and enjoy learning about different sports

    Thanks.
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    (Original post by Dgj1984)
    I'm 32 in November and after years of working in the construction field I'm looking for a change and to do something I've wanted to do for some time

    The only problem (well i see it as a problem) is I'm looking into doing a sports science or preferably a strength and conditioning degree and my questions are

    1) Am I too old to study this type of degree as from the info I can find on the web seems to point me in the direction that these kind of degrees are mainly for school leavers

    2) Fitness...... Although I'm not badly out of shape (I do run, gym etc) would I struggle to keep up with said school leavers and are these course more practical than they are theoretical? I've also had two knee operations (one a ACL reconstruction a few years ago........ 5 a side football) and because of my job as a trades person my knees are a little fragile, would this hinder me in any way?

    Sorry for such a long winded first post, I'm very passionate about everything sport and enjoy learning about different sports

    Thanks.
    1. Most degrees are aimed at school leavers by default (18 years old) doesn't mean you shouldn't or couldn't do it.

    2. A mixture of both although you would need to check. Don't be put off. Go to some open days and see how the course is structured...

    Your knees... basically it could hinder you or it could not. The best thing to do is to go and see your GP, explain about your plans and your knees and see what they suggest. Better yet, skip the GP go straight to a physio who specialises in knee injuries and strength and conditioning and see what they suggest. If you aren't planning to go to uni until 2017 then that is a whole year of rehab to get your knees strong (and your body fitter ).
    Also, go to a specialist free weight, strength and conditioning gym. World of knowledge for £30-£50 per month.

    Good luck!
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    1. Most degrees are aimed at school leavers by default (18 years old) doesn't mean you shouldn't or couldn't do it.

    2. A mixture of both although you would need to check. Don't be put off. Go to some open days and see how the course is structured...

    Your knees... basically it could hinder you or it could not. The best thing to do is to go and see your GP, explain about your plans and your knees and see what they suggest. Better yet, skip the GP go straight to a physio who specialises in knee injuries and strength and conditioning and see what they suggest. If you aren't planning to go to uni until 2017 then that is a whole year of rehab to get your knees strong (and your body fitter ).
    Also, go to a specialist free weight, strength and conditioning gym. World of knowledge for £30-£50 per month.

    Good luck!
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    No worries. Good luck.
 
 
 
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