What will I learn?

**Immerse yourself in a performance sports environment, using dedicated gyms and human performance laboratories to perfect your coaching style. Work alongside our student athletes as you develop the knowledge to improve the physical preparation of sports men and women.**This foundation year pathway provides an alternative route into a degree-level study. It’s ideal for those who need to gain subject-specific knowledge and skills in order to progress onto the full BSc Strength and Conditioning qualification.You’ll have opportunities for placements and work experience through our performance sports academies, as well as our close industry connections locally and nationally. You could work with the likes of Gloucester Rugby and West Bromwich Albion Football Club, as well as a host of local schools and clubs.Work alongside industry experts and practitioners, covering specialist strength and conditioning modules giving you the knowledge to prepare athletes for performance in various sporting contexts. You’ll also have access to coaches, nutritionists, and therapists, enabling you to gain knowledge and develop a skillset readying you to work in a professional, multidisciplinary environment when you graduate.The programme follows the UK Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) quality standards. You'll develop essential strength and conditioning knowledge, as well as learning about the other fundamental sports science disciplines including physiology, anatomy, sport psychology and biomechanics.Make the most of our biomechanics and exercise physiology laboratories to get hands-on experience, developing your skills by undertaking analysis and assessing performance of different athletes. They contain some kit that you won’t find at any other educational institution in the UK.**CIMSPA-endorsement**This course is endorsed by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA). On successful completion of the course you’ll hold the professional position of ‘Graduate Strength and Conditioning Coach’. Student CIMSPA membership fees are funded by us throughout your studies, providing you with career advice and further learning opportunities. Once you obtain the ‘Graduate Strength and Conditioning Coach’ title you’ll then need to enter into a professional membership with CIMSPA in order to maintain the qualification.

Which department am I in?

Sports

Study options

Full Time (5 Years)

Tuition fees
£13,000.00 (13,42,228) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

September 2022

Venue

Main Site

Hartpury House,

Hartpury,

Gloucester,

Gloucestershire,

GL19 3BE, England

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£13,000.00 (13,42,228) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

September 2022

Venue

Main Site

Hartpury House,

Hartpury,

Gloucester,

Gloucestershire,

GL19 3BE, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students who hold High School Graduation Diploma (with a minimum 3.0 GPA), plus three Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations at grade 3 or higher will be considered. This must include science, if applying for a science degree. We also require a minimum of 600 in writing, critical reading and mathematical elements in the SAT or a score of 26 or higher in the ACT test. Minimum IELTS score of 6.0 prior to entry onto the programme considered.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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