Throughout the course, you’ll acquire an understanding of the essential knowledge and skills needed to become a strength and conditioning professional.
Your learning experience will be enhanced through a combination of on-campus and blended learning. You’ll learn about a range of fundamental disciplines, including biomechanics, coaching, performance analysis, functional anatomy and physiology, strength and conditioning, and biomechanics of injury.
We also provide teaching and guidance on research and graduate employability in strength and conditioning, to prepare you for the workplace after graduation.
Our strong industry links will help you to find an employer for your work placement. Sport and Exercise staff and students have undertaken research, visits and placements with key employers including Stoke City FC Academy, FC Barcelona, GB Rowing, The English Cricket Board, The Football Association, Staffordshire County Cricket, Longton Rugby Club, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, Port Vale FC and Nottingham County Cricket.
There is no shortage of opportunities to engage with prospective employers, locally regionally, nationally and internationally.
The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically the majority of modules are 30 academic credits with a smaller number of 15 credit modules. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6. The full-time course has one start point in September.