Are you fascinated by the science and methods used to optimise human performance? Are you interested in working in professional sport? Do you aspire to help athletes perform to their highest potential? Our BSc (Hons) Strength and Conditioning degree is the perfect platform to get you there. Why study this subject? Our BSc (Hons) Strength and Conditioning degree combines underlying scientific principles from the sports science disciplines of physiology, biomechanics, sports psychology and sports coaching with practical strength and conditioning training. By studying this course at BNU, you’ll develop the knowledge and skills you need to become a confident and effective strength and conditioning practitioner. Why study at Buckinghamshire New University? Our BSc (Hons) Strength and Conditioning course is accredited by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and closely mapped to the new United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) and Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMPSA). We work with the National Sports Centre at Bisham Abbey which is the home of several governing bodies in sport, Leap (County Sports Partnership), Stoke Mandeville Hospital which is famously the birthplace of the Paralympics, Reading Ladies Football Club plus the National League basketball team, London United. You’ll graduate being confident in working with all levels and abilities, from the recreational exerciser to the elite athlete. You’ll also have the chance to work in a range of applied settings, including local sports clubs, schools and in the wider community. What facilities can I use? You’ll have the opportunity to blend academic study with a professional sports environment. At our Human Performance, Exercise and Wellbeing Centre, the Human Performance Laboratory features an indoor three-lane running track which incorporates 3D motion-capture technology. Our incredible facilities help to enhance athletes’ performance through improved technique and assists with injury prevention and rehabilitation. The Human Performance Laboratory is equipped for assessing a range of physiological, biomechanical and psychological parameters. What will I study? Over the three years you’ll spend on this course, you’ll develop a critical understanding of the fundamental principles that underpin strength and conditioning practice. You’ll learn a wide range of strength and conditioning training approaches including movement skills, weightlifting, resistance, plyometric, speed, agility, aerobic and anaerobic training methods. We’ll show you how to analyse and evaluate performance needs, design and deliver training programmes with the goals of improving health and wellbeing, optimising performance and minimising the likelihood of injury. How will I be taught and assessed? By studying our BSc (Hons) Strength and Conditioning course, you’ll always learn through a combination of theoretical and practical methods. Our expert academic staff will teach you through lectures, seminars, practical/lab sessions and tutorials, and importantly you’ll also participate in work placements and independent study. We also offer all our students the opportunity to visit or be visited by external industry partners so you can hear from the professionals currently working on the ‘front line’ of sports therapy. Each module will have its own assessment criteria, but you’ll largely be working on presentations, vivas, reports and essays, case studies, work-related and practical assessments.
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2021.
If you already have a 2021 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the 3-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a Level 4 course, will be considered for the 4-year programme including a Foundation Year.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.