Strength and Conditioning - Army Top-Up BSc (Hons)

Strength and Conditioning - Army Top-Up BSc (Hons)

School of Sport and Wellbeing




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University of Central Lancashire
Preston, PR1 2HE, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

  • Duration:

    18 months part-time, 1 residential weekend per month over 4 consecutive semesters

  • Level:


  • Delivery:

    Campus, Part-time

  • UCAS Code:

    N/A; Short form: N/A

  • Campus:

    Preston (Campus code: U)

  • Start Date:


  • Award Type:

    BSc (Hons)

Why study this course?

Behind every elite sports star sits an elite support team. If you want to help high performance athletes perform at their physiological and physical best, this extremely popular degree will prepare you for a rewarding, fascinating career. You’ll graduate with the ability to design and deliver effective strength and conditioning programmes for a range of people, after studying within a diverse and interesting peer group. The field of strength, conditioning and human performance is rapidly expanding - this dynamic course will enable you to take full advantage of this growth as you start your professional career.


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Please contact Erin Morehead on 01772 894562 or email  


Entry Requirements 2016/17

Foundation Degree in relevant subject area.

Physical Training Instructors (PTIs) from other military services will be considered on an individual basis.

Applications from individuals with non-standard qualifications, industry professional qualifications, relevant work or life experience and who can demonstrate the ability to cope with and benefit from degree-level studies are welcome and considered on an individual basis.

For more details about the course, please contact Erin Morehead on +44 (0)1772 894562, or email

UCLan Open Day, 16 October 2016 (Banner)

Course at a Glance

Year 1

  • XS2500 Essentials of Sports Training & Conditioning
  • TL3146 The Psychology of Sport Performance
  • XS3604 Nutrition for Strength & Conditioning Practitioners
  • XS3204 Advanced Methods in Performance Assessment & Conditioning

Year 2

  • XS3910 Single Research Project
  • TL3150 Careers in Sport

Further Information

The BSc (Hons) Strength and Conditioning programme will enable you to take advantage of the growth in the cutting edge development of human performance and provide you with the necessary skills needed to work in this field. You'll develop practical skills underpinned by scientific knowledge - essential for strength & conditioning professionals and applied sports scientists. Students will thus be able to design and deliver effective strength and conditioning programmes to a range of individuals.

For more details about the course, please contact Erin Morehead on 01772 894562 or email

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Applications are now welcome for September 2016 places.

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+44(0)1772 892400

Fees 2017/18

Full-time: £600 per module; 6 Modules Required; Total course cost £3,600 (Eligible for up to 80% ELCAS funded)

Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated and may be subject to increase annually in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate

Further information:

For 2016/17 fees please refer to our fees page.

Scholarships and bursaries

DBS Checks

This course will involve access to children and/or vulnerable adults. You will be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB) and we will guide you through this process.

Industry Links

Our strong links with industry and the sports profession - including Preston North End, Blackpool FCC, Burnley FCC, Wigan Warriors - mean you can gain experience of working with high performance athletes while developing your own invaluable network of contacts.

You'll also enjoy student membership of BASES (the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences), allowing you to build your academic and research expertise while on the course - and beyond, as membership transforms to professional upon graduation.

Professional Accreditation

The course will prepare graduates for UK Strength and Conditioning Association accreditation. UKSCA is the UK body for strength and conditioning courses; the level of professional recognition in this field has seen accreditation with UKSCA rise to practically a prerequisite to work within this field.

Learning Environment and Assessment

You will have the opportunity to learn in a variety of different ways. These include key note lectures, use of case study material, seminars and practical sessions, and problem-based learning. The degree utilises a variety of assessment strategies, including case studies, presentations, assignments, practical vivas and a project. Students will also develop practical competency by spending time in the gym, purpose built lifting suite at UCLan Sports Arena (USA) and visiting clubs to experience hands on coaching.


A rewarding career awaits - you could find yourself working in sports performance or with high performance athletes, or working in the NHS or for local authorities. Graduates can also go on to a career as a consultant or working for governing bodies, and social work and health and fitness clubs are also options. Many of our graduates are now undertaking coaching roles in strength and conditioning, such as, Strength and Conditioning Coach for a sports club, Freelance Strength and Conditioning Coach, as well as Health settings, including in the medical field. If you'd like to continue your education, you can go on to our related Masters programmes, such as, MSc Strength and Conditioning (subject to validation), MSc Sports and Exercise Biomechanics or MSc Sports and Exercise Physiology, and research opportunities via MPhil.