Callum Smart


Callum has recently completed a placement with Sport Science Consultants at the Royal Russell School as the third year of his Sport and Exercise Science MSci degree at the University of Bath, and is now part of the SSC consultancy team. During his placement year, he has expanded his knowledge in several areas of sport science through application to high level athletes, including the delivery of physiological and biomechanical tests such as breath by breath gas analysis and SEMG. He has also furthered his learning of other areas of sport, including performance analysis, strength and conditioning and coaching.

Whilst on placement with SSC, Callum has gained his FA Level 1 Futsal Coaching qualification.

During his time at Sport Science Consultants Callum has gained experience in delivering physiological tests, such as breath by breath gas anlysis using a Cortex 3B Gas Analyser, he is able to interpret the results and provide training reccomendations based on the targets of the individual and the data collected. He is also able to deliver Functional Movement Screenings and understands its relevance to performance. Callum has also expanded his knowledge of Strength & Conditioning, and is able to both design and implement an effective training program for both indivual athletes or sports teams. Callum is also an effective researcher, and is able to communicate his research in both blog syle posts and more formal, scientific style writing. His current research is focused around the relationship between biomarkers and their relevance to sport performance and recovery. 

Callum's sporting background involves playing football, rugby and tennis. Despite always having an interest in participating in sports, he has more recently enjoyed being on the other side of sport - behind the scenes, working to improve the performance of other athletes, which he did very well during his placement at Royal Russell. Callum enjoyed working with the best independant school football team in the country at Royal Russell, monitoring the loading of the players, analysing match statistics and helping to design S&C programs for both the gym and on matchdays, which he delivered to the players. 

Academic Qualifications:

  • 11 A*-B GCSEs
  • A-levels in Biology (A), Physical Education (A) and Psychology (B)

Professional Qualifications:

  • Level 1 FA Futsal
  • Level 1 Handball Coach