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The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.

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The use of STEM in Sport Science

The use of STEM in Sport Science

Healthy foods, healthy bodies

Whether you are an Olympic athlete or just going about your day-to-day life, feeding and using your muscles smartly can help you perform well and age healthily. At DCU, sports science researcher Dr Brendan Egan looks at how our muscles adapt to exercise and forms of training and nutrition support.

His lab works with human volunteers who try different diets and nutrition supplements, or who do particular exercise regimes, then the scientists analyse samples of blood and muscle from the volunteers to measure changes.

“People are always keen to know what foods can keep them healthy and performing well, and the science of nutrition and performance is growing quickly,” says Brendan. “Ultimately the work we do in the lab will translate into people eating more effectively for health, endurance and strength.”

Dr Brendan Egan, Associate Professor, School of Health and Human Performance, DCU

To read more about the Leisure, Sport & Fitness sector, click here. Use the occupational database to further research careers in Sports Science.

Don’t forget to use the coursefinder to see all Nutrition and Sports Science courses in Ireland.


Article brought to you by "A World of Opportunities: How Science, Technology and Engineering are Transforming the Careers of the Future" published by Dublin City University. 

Dr Brendan Egan, DCU