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BSc (Hons) Strength and Conditioning
This course is subject to validation.
Strength and conditioning is a new and exciting area of sport science that aims to provide students with the required skills to optimise athletic performance. Students will have access to excellent weightlifting facilities and equipment within the sports centre and numerous opportunities to engage in the delivery of strength and conditioning and sport science support to athletes across the region.
Course Code / Duration
Our typical minimum entry requirements for applicants with A levels/AS levels/BTEC is 240 points including an A-level or equivalent pass in either:
- PE/Sports Studies or
- Mathematics or
- Science (not necessary for BTEC applicants)
- and another A-level or equivalent. Other similar qualifications maybe considered on an individual basis
A CRB check and ISA registration are also required.
In addition to the foundations of training, you will be introduced to the key sport science disciplines informing strength and conditioning. Modules in professional, personal and academic development and communication, teaching and instruction will support your first year learning.
You will build upon your skills and knowledge acquired from year one. This year will focus upon the practical application of sport science to the strength and conditioning context. Throughout this year of study you will also complete strength and conditioning and gym instructor qualifications.
In your final year you will be given the opportunity to develop a number of specialist practical techniques. You will learn to comprehensively assess the needs of athletes and plan training to improve their performance and minimise the risk of injury. You will also look at how nutrition supports an athlete’s training.
Fees and Funding
The successful completion of the programme will give the graduate the skills necessary to work as a strength and conditioning coach, fitness instructor, personal trainer, coach in leisure centres, sports clubs and gyms or to specialise in sport and exercise science. Students may also be able to progress on to MSc programmes in Strength and Conditioning or Sport and Health Sciences, having gained the necessary entry criteria.