BSc (Hons)Strength and Conditioning - ProgressionCX6D

    Course Overview

    Duration: 1 year full time. 18 months part time.
  • The BSc (Hons) Strength and Conditioning (Progression) course is a one-year programme of science-based and vocationally oriented study. The course consolidates and builds on students’ previous experience with extensive research into a particular area of interest.

    Graduates from our progression programme have gone on to enjoy prosperous careers in strength and conditioning, fitness instruction and physical education, among many others.


    On this course, students will focus on strength and conditioning with physiology, anatomy, kinesiology, biomechanics and nutrition. Accompanying laboratory and practical components help in the delivery, understanding and application of these areas. Students on our strength and conditioning programmes enjoy access to our world-class sports facilities and modern sports science laboratory to put theory into practice with industry-standard kit.

    This programme will provide honours-level experience for students progressing from strength conditioning and coaching-related foundation degrees. 

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All modules are compulsory:

1st Year
  • Advances in Strength and Conditioning
  • Advanced Sport and Exercise Physiology
  • Advanced Technique Analysis for Coaching
  • Coaching Young Performers
  • Coaching Children in Sport
  • Honours Project

Entry Requirements & Fees

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of the course will give you the skills necessary to work as a strength and conditioning coach, fitness instructor, personal trainer or coach in leisure centres, sports clubs and gyms, or to specialise in sport and exercise science.

You may also be able to progress to MSc courses in strength and conditioning or sport and health sciences, having gained the necessary entry criteria.


Course Leader

This course is led Caroline Westwood and supported by tutors Dr Saul Bloxham, Dr Lance Doggart and Ben Jane. This team are all enthusiastic, passionate and, best of all, they possess decades of real-world experience in an array of sports-related careers. Their research specialisms include thermoregulatory exercise physiology, children’s health and fitness, technique analysis and exercise for cancer survivors.