Leeds Trinity University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Strength and Conditioning

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Course summary

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Do you want to help athletes achieve peak performance while reducing the risk of injury? Strength and conditioning is widely acknowledged by athletes and coaches as a vital component of achieving peak performance and reducing injury. It's a growing area, with demand for strength and conditioning coaches increasing rapidly. On this course, you'll work towards the key requirements for strength and conditioning coaches – a degree that will help you develop the knowledge you'll need to become accredited by the UK Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA). You'll study the core components of sport and exercise sciences, including psychology, physiology, biomechanics and research methods. But unlike many other sport and exercise sciences courses, you'll also learn the practical techniques required to become a strength and conditioning coach. You'll explore a range of theories and concepts, but most importantly, you'll develop key laboratory skills in a range of disciplines in order to improve the performance of athletes. Putting theory into practice, you'll complete two professional work placements. You can complete your placements in the UK or abroad, and you'll have the opportunity to volunteer or study abroad as part of your degree. You'll also have access to excellent facilities and equipment, including our specialist Strength and Conditioning Suite. Placement opportunities We are one of only a few UK universities to build professional work placements into every degree. You'll complete two professional work placements, which will give you the chance to graduate with up to three months' professional work experience without having to take a sandwich year out. You'll complete two professional work placements in your first and second years. Our students have worked with professional sports clubs and strength and conditioning coaches, as well as working with primary and secondary schools, human kinetics publishers and personal trainers. Graduate opportunities Our commitment to developing your employability skills means you'll have the skills, knowledge and confidence to work in a wide range of sports industry roles. Many of our graduates work as applied strength and conditioning coaches within professional football. Our students have also been successful within the business and marketing sector, proving that the course provides you with valuable transferable skills to work in a wide range of areas.

Course details


You will study a range of modules on this course, including: Research Methods, Performance Analysis, Critical Thinking Skills, Professional Development and Placement, Physiology of Training, Strength and Conditioning in practice, Performance Physiology, Sports Injury and Applied Strength and Conditioning.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2020.

If you already have a 2020 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.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeC6C3
Institution code L24
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 104 points GCSEs in English language, maths and science at grade C or 4 (or higher) will be required

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £11250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

We advise students to budget for the following in addition to annual tuition fees: Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own. We recommend £390* as an average annual budget for learning resources if you decide this is for you. *This figure is based on the Department of Work and Pensions course costs allowance 2015 Field trips may occur during this course and either fully or partly subsidised by the University. You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure. The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online.
Strength and Conditioning at Leeds Trinity University - UCAS