BSc (Hons) Strength and Conditioning - ProgressionCX6D

    Course Overview

    Duration: 1 year full time. 18 months part time.
  • We offer a three year BSc (Hons) Strength and Conditioning degree for new students and a one year progression or top-up route for students with foundation degrees or equivalent qualifications. This BSc (Hons) Strength and Conditioning - Progression is a 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
  • Nutrition for Strength & Conditioning
  • Honours Project

Entry Requirements & Fees

Career Opportunities

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.

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.