Please note this course is only available for Level 6 (Year 3) entry.
Strength & Conditioning (S&C) is the application of various sport and exercise sciences, which has at its heart the preparation of sports people for their varied and distinct activity needs. If you want to work with sports people to help them develop their readiness for sport or regain condition after a lay off or injury, this course is for you. S&C coaches work alongside a sports coach to assist in designing specific programmes that will address the particular needs of the athlete, team and sport. S&C is therefore about more than lifting weights - it encompasses the entire development of the athlete and what is needed to improve physical performance. This new and exciting course will develop your skills in applying physiology, biomechanics, psychology and aspects of sports medicine to the safe and effective planning and delivery of strength and conditioning sessions for both individual athletes and groups of performers from a variety of sports. You will have access to a wide range of outstanding sports facilities and sports science laboratories, in addition to the state of the art strength & conditioning suite within the British Judo Centre of Excellence on the Walsall Campus.
The course is accredited by Skills Active/Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs), and completion of aspects of the course allows you to gain REPs qualifications in addition to your degree. REPs is an independent, public register which recognises the qualifications and expertise of exercise instructors in the UK. REPs provides a system of regulation for instructors and trainers to ensure that they meet the health and fitness industry’s agreed National Occupational Standards. This provides assurance and confidence to the public and employers that all professionals on the Register are appropriately qualified and have the knowledge, competence and skills to perform their role effectively.
The additional qualifications that you will gain alongside your degree are the REPs L2 Gym Instructor and L3 Personal Trainer. You will develop expertise in a range of issues relating to personal training including nutrition, anatomy, advanced training techniques, and designing/delivering personal training sessions. On completion of the BSc (Hons) Strength & Conditioning you will therefore benefit from both a degree, and additional qualifications that are recognised within the health and fitness industry.
Strength and Conditioning Suite at Walsall campus