About this course
During your Foundation Year, you will undertake modules to enable you to enhance your academic skills and equip you with the tools you’ll need to study with confidence. You’ll carry out a personal project so you can study an area of interest related to your chosen future subject specialisation.
You’ll explore the benefits of a healthy population and key innovations in health and healthcare provision, with a focus on modern health issues including mental health. You’ll be introduced to multi-disciplinary perspectives on sport, exercise and physical performance including physiological, psychological, biomechanical and pedagogical concepts.
Following successful completion of the Foundation Year, you’ll progress onto the first year of our Strength and Conditioning Science BSc (Hons) degree.
You’ll study strength and conditioning in each of the three years of study alongside a broad range of subjects related to sport and exercise science.
You’ll use industry leading technology in the analysis of sport in our dedicated Sports Science Laboratory, Movement Analysis Suite and Strength and Conditioning Suite.
You’ll study the core components of sport and exercise sciences, including psychology, physiology, biomechanics and research methods. Unlike many other sport and exercise sciences courses, you’ll also learn the practical techniques required to become a strength and conditioning coach. You’ll explore a range of theories and concepts, but you’ll also develop key laboratory skills in a range of disciplines in order to improve the performance of athletes.
By the time you graduate, you’ll not only be ready for a successful career in the sports industry, you’ll also have been able to develop highly transferable business and management skills that will prepare you for a wide range of graduate roles.
Why study with us?
- Build your self-confidence, academic skills and core subject knowledge in preparation for progression onto degree-level study.
- Develop a wide range of skills underpinned by a scientific approach.
- Apply what you’ve learnt in practical workshops and professional work placements.
- Choose your path. At the end of the first year, you can continue with Strength and Conditioning Science or transfer to Exercise, Health and Nutrition, Sport and Exercise Sciences or Sport and Exercise Sciences (Sports Nutrition), giving you flexibility in your career options.
This course is endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) - the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK.
This course is endorsed by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA), the professional development body for the UK’s sport and physical activity sector, for the Gym Instructor professional standard. Students who successfully complete this course will have met the Gym Instructor professional standard and will be eligible for CIMSPA membership, while also gaining a degree endorsed by an organisation recognised in the professional sector.