Leeds Trinity University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Strength and Conditioning Science

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Course summary

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Are you passionate about helping people realise their sporting potential? This course is a scientifically focused degree pathway with substantial practical and vocational themes in strength and conditioning. Over the last decade the role of the strength and conditioning coach has grown substantially. Graduates with a background in strength and conditioning have the potential to work in performance sport as well as with general populations. You’ll study modules in strength and conditioning in each of the three years of study alongside a broad range of modules related to sport and exercise science. You’ll use industry leading technology in the analysis of sport in our dedicated Sports Science Laboratory, Motion Capture Suite and Strength and Conditioning Suite. You’ll study the core components of sport and exercise sciences, including psychology, physiology, biomechanics and research methods. 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 you’ll also develop key laboratory skills in a range of disciplines in order to improve the performance of athletes. By the time you graduate, you’ll not only be ready for a successful career in the sports industry, you’ll also have been able to develop highly transferable business and management skills that will prepare you for a wide range of graduate roles. This course is endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) - the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK. Professional placements Our students have completed placements at a range of professional sports clubs including Castleford Tigers Rugby League Club, Leeds United Football Club and Leeds Rhinos Rugby League Club, as well as with organisations including primary and secondary schools, Human Kinetics publishers and local authority health and wellbeing services. Career opportunities You’ll have the opportunity to graduate with the skills, knowledge and confidence to work in a wide range of sports industry roles. Many of our graduates work in elite sport as strength and conditioning coaches, but others have been successful in teaching, coaching, business and marketing roles thanks to the transferable skills they’ve developed throughout the course.

Course details


On this course you will study a selection of modules, which may include: Anatomy and Physiology; Performance Analysis; Exercise Psychology; Biomechanical Analysis of Performance; Sport Psychology: Theory to Practice; Advanced Nutrition for Sport and Exercise; Applied Strength and Conditioning; Performance Physiology; Sports Injury; Physical Activity and Behaviour Change.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • British Association of Sports and Exercise Sciences

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £12000* 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 £12000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

We advise students that there may be additional course costs 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. On some courses there may be additional costs, such as field trips, equipment, accreditations, that may be part-funded by the University. More details will be provided at the start of the course. 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 Science at Leeds Trinity University - UCAS