Are you the individual we are looking for? Do you have the drive and passion needed to work in the sports sector with a wide range of career opportunities? If so, the Foundation Degree (FdSc) Sports Performance Conditioning and Rehabilitation could be perfect for you. This Foundation Degree will really help you to develop an understanding of how to support a range of athletes in both individual and team settings. Not only will you develop a deeper understanding of conditioning and rehabilitation in the sports industry, you will also develop the knowledge and skills to work effectively with a diverse range of individuals across a wide array of employment opportunities. This course is suitable for those wanting to pursue a career in a sports performance focused environment, as well as those interested in supporting athletes and other individuals to improve their sport-specific components of fitness. You will study a range of subjects to prepare you for the diversity of opportunities available to you, including an in-depth introduction to the fundamentals of performance conditioning and injury rehabilitation, and an exploration of some core components of sports science such as anatomy and physiology. You will also study nutrition and how it relates to sports performance. There will be opportunities to study injury prevention and recovery, as well as working with special populations such as children or disabled athletes in strength and condition. Our staff team have a wealth of experience working within amateur and professional sports, and you will also benefit from current industry expertise through our extensive range of guest speakers and lectures. The FdSc) Sports Performance Conditioning and Rehabilitation is suitable for those wishing to progress into strength and conditioning coaching with teams and individuals, performance sport coaching, hybrid conditioning and rehabilitator roles, injury prevention, and nutritional support roles. In addition, those wishing to move into sports-based physiotherapy roles will be well positioned to progress onto a BSc (Hons) top up followed by a master’s degree in physiotherapy (pre-reg) after this Foundation Degree. Students who successfully complete the FdSc Sports Performance Conditioning and Rehabilitation could gain employment across a range of sectors including performance and professional sports, amateur sports, strength and conditioning consultancy, injury rehabilitation, and sports analytics and research. Students interested in further study could apply for the proposed NCG BSc (Hons) Sport Performance Conditioning and Rehabilitation (Top Up) - subject to validation.
Year One: Fundamentals of Strength and Conditioning, Anatomy and Physiology, Academic Study Skills, Personal Development, Introduction to Sports Massage, Introduction to Sports Science, Work Related Learning. Year Two: Clinical Assessment, Applied Sports Science, Injury Treatment Modalities, Work Based Learning, Athlete Development, Research Methods for Sport, Professional; Development.
You will learn in a variety of ways including via work-based learning and face to face contact. You will develop significant practical skills underpinned with theoretical knowledge to prepare you for a rapidly evolving professional performance sport environment. Learning takes place in the biomechanics lab, conditioning suite, sports hall, therapy clinic, classrooms, and lecture theatres. Alongside practical sessions, you will also participate in lectures, group work and self-directed study. You will be given opportunities to present group work to your peers developing your skills in public speaking and thus increasing your self-confidence. You will learn through a variety of teaching and learning methods including written and practical assignments, work-based projects, presentations, peer work and independent study. A variety of methods will be used for assessments such as reports, essays, observation, portfolios, reflection, and presentations. Assessment is carried out through in-course technical reports, presentations, case studies, peer assessments and work-based projects.
How to apply
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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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
English language requirements
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
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Newcastle College University Centre
Rye Hill Campus
Newcastle upon Tyne
Course contact details
0191 200 4110
0191 200 4000
0191 200 4110