Strength and Conditioning is an applied science that focuses on ways to improve athletic performance including endurance, speed, strength and power.
This course is designed to help students develop the knowledge, skills and analytical techniques in the sub-disciplines of sport and exercise sciences. Students gain the knowledge and skill to help athletes and players achieve optimum sports performance.
The course includes practical classes for the application of knowledge in an applied environment. Year 3 includes a 14-week work placement in a national or international sport organisation. An independent project is carried out in Year 4.
Is this course for you?
Graduates will be working as professional Strength and Conditioning practitioners. This will be due to the evidence-based approach to working with athletes from a broad range of age groups and sporting ability. If you have an interest in sport, and want to understand the underpinning scientific principles while gaining excellent practical skills, then this course is for you.