Average Salary For Sports Scientist In South Africa

A Sports Scientist provides expert advice and support to athletes and coaches to help them understand and enhance sports performance; adopting the evidence-based, quality-assured practice to evaluate and develop effective strategies or interventions in training and/or competition.


Sports Scientist Salary In South Africa

The average salary for a sports scientist in South Africa earns around R212,815 (ZAR)/yr.

What does a sports scientist do?

Sport and exercise scientists work to improve both sporting performance and general health by applying scientific knowledge of physiology, biomechanics, and psychology. You would usually specialize as either a sports scientist or an exercise scientist.

What qualifications do you need to be a sports scientist?

knowledge of biology.

knowledge of psychology.

the ability to work well with others.

thinking and reasoning skills.

to enjoy working with other people.

excellent verbal communication skills.

excellent written communication skills.

the ability to think clearly using logic and reasoning.

What kind of jobs can you get with a sports science degree?

Sports agent.

Sports league manager.

Activities director.

Camp director.

Wellness coordinator.

Recreation coordinator.

Sports coach.