Quiz: What’s your STEM + sports career?

STEM + Sports

Live and breathe sports and want to make it your career? STEM is still for you!

Athletes and sporting teams rely on science, tech, engineering and maths to keep them in peak physical and mental shape, and to improve performance, create gameplay strategies and develop efficient sporting equipment. There are so many exciting ways to mix STEM + Sports, and this quiz will help you narrow down where best to focus your talents!

STEM + Sports

If this combo is your jam, then jump pole-vault across to our STEM + Sports career hub. Here you’ll find all the ways to combine your passion for sport with science, technology, engineering and maths. Hear from athlete performance analysts, sports data scientists, sports statisticians, biomedical engineers and more.

You can also check out the profiles of role models with some incredible STEM + Sports gigs:

Dr Stephanie Kovalchik, senior data scientist for Tennis Australia: In her 9-5, Stephanie uses maths processes like statistical modelling, Bayes’ Theorem (which shows how to update probabilities with new information), and machine learning to quantify things like how a player’s physicality might affect their performance.

Jake Ward, strength and conditioning coach: Former business student Jake Ward has taken his winning approach to a career that’s encompassed the Olympics and rugby team Queensland Reds!

Tuguy Esgin, sport scientist: Tuguy is tackling noncommunicable diseases in Indigenous health through exercise and sports science.

Wait a second… What’s this ‘STEM + X’ you keep talking about?

The Careers with STEM secret formula is STEM + X – where ‘X’ is your passion, an interest, another subject, a big opportunity or life-changing goal. Think science + business = new space rockets, or tech + agriculture = smarter farming. Engineering + health = new medicines or maths + shopping = happier customers and less retail waste. Find out more about STEM + X (plus the importance of adding STEM to your future career) over here.

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Trying to work out what to study or if a certain STEM career is right for you? Head on over to our quiz section. Here are some of our most recent ones to help get you started:

Louise Meers

Author: Louise Meers

Louise is Careers with STEM’s digital content strategist. She has a journalism degree from the University of Technology, Sydney and has spent over a decade writing for youth. She is passionate about inspiring young people to achieve their biggest goals and build a better future.


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