All modules are compulsory:
- Foundations of Human Movement
- An Introduction to Sport & Exercise Psychology
- Sport and Exercise Physiology & Anatomy
- Introduction to Principles in Strength & Conditioning
- Academic, Personal & Professional Development
- Foundations of Coaching & Instructing
- Performance & Technique Analysis for Coaching
- Sport Physiology
- Applied Strength & Conditioning I
- Applied Strength & Conditioning II
- Work Based Learning
- Research Analysis in Sport, Exercise & Health Science
Students have the opportunity to study Semester B abroad at Bloomsburg University, Pennsylvania.
- Advanced Technique Analysis for Coaching
- Advanced Sport & Exercise Physiology
- Advances in Strength & Conditioning
- Nutrition for Strength & Conditioning
- Honours Project
The successful completion of the programme will give the graduate the skills necessary to work in a variety of careers including; strength and conditioning coach, fitness instructor and personal trainer. Some graduates go on to become strength and conditioning interns at professional level clubs such as Exeter City FC, Plymouth Argyle FC and Cornish Pirates RFC.
Others become high performance strength and conditioning specialists within the private gym sector. Students may also be able to progress on to MSc programmes in Strength and Conditioning or Sport and Health Sciences or may be eligible for MSc Physiotherapy or Sports Therapy (pre-registration) courses.
The course is led by Caroline Westwood (who is accredited to the UKSCA and NSCA), working alongside Dr Lance Doggart and Dr Joe Layden. This enthusiastic team of strength and conditioning experts offers ample industry experience and know-how to students, as well as research specialisms including thermal physiology, injury prevention, lower limb biomechanics and military health and fitness.