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BSc (Hons)

Strength & Conditioning (Foundation Entry)

4 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught

Behind every elite sports star sits an elite support team. Our Strength & Conditioning Foundation Entry degree will help you to enable high performance athletes to be at their physical and physiological best.

Foundation Entry degree courses are ideal if you’ve got the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the qualifications to join an honours programme. It’s a great stepping stone to an extremely popular degree which will prepare you for a rewarding and fascinating career.

On this vocationally focused degree, you’ll learn an about the various aspects of human performance including anatomy, physiology, training theory, and common sports injuries. We’ll support you to gain real-world practical experience through our placement schemes, where our students get the chance to assist with performance testing professional teams within high-performance sport.

You’ll be taught by an enthusiastic team of qualified coaches, researchers and academics with key industry knowledge and contacts – all from the cutting-edge sport science. ­Our high-quality course is accredited by multiple professional bodies.

Why study with us

  • The field of strength, conditioning and human performance is rapidly expanding – and you’ll get a head-start with this dynamic course.
  • By the time you graduate you’ll be able to design and deliver effective strength and conditioning programmes for a range of people.
  • You'll enjoy student membership of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), allowing you to build your academic and research expertise.

What you'll do

  • You’ll be taught by staff who coach at the elite level and who are research active in the field of strength and conditioning.
  • The degree is designed to give you an intellectually stimulating and vocationally relevant qualification.
  • You’ll have access to outstanding facilities, including our biomechanics and physiology labs.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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  • This course is endorsed by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). The NSCA a is the world-leading membership organisation for strength and conditioning practitioners and their Education Recognition Program (ERP) distinguishes accredited academic institutions for their educational programs that have met, and continue to meet, educational guidelines recommended by the NSCA.
  • Our facilities have achieved a BASES Laboratory Accreditation, providing a mark of quality assurance that illustrates the laboratory has undergone meticulous inspection by BASES and that high professional standards of practice have been achieved.
  • This course is aligned with the Entry and General Management professional standards outlined by CIMSPA, the professional development body for the UK's sport and physical activity sector. As a member, you will be entitled to attend seminars and meetings and learn from industry professionals. The Health and Fitness pathway on the course allows students the option to meet professional standards in Gym Instruction, Personal Training, Health Navigator and Working with People with Long Term Conditions.

Future careers

Our Strength and Conditioning Foundation Entry degree can lead to a career in strength and conditioning, performance analysis, rehabilitation, research and lecturing, and as a fitness professional.

Fees and Funding

First year£5500 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
First year£7800 for the first year
Full-time£13000 per year
First year£7800 for the first year
Full-time£13000 per year
First year£6000 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
First year£10000 for the first year
Full-time£14250 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Sport and Health Sciences located in the Faculty of Allied Health and Wellbeing

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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