Strength and Conditioning is a strand of sport science with its foundations grounded in physiology, biomechanics, nutrition and coaching sciences. Practitioners within strength and conditioning are guided by evidence-based practice and their practice is associated with the physical and physiological preparation of athletes for sporting performance and improved health outcomes within clinical and general populations. What will I study? Year 1:
- Academic, Employment and Professional Skills
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Biomechanical Basis of Human Movement
- Fundamentals of Strength and Conditioning
- Introduction to Research Skills
- Introduction to Diet & Nutrition
- Research Methods & Analysis
- Programming and Monitoring Athletic Development
- Sport & Exercise Physiology
- Professional Practice & Development
- Applied S&C for Human Performance
- Nutrition for Exercise & Sports Performance
- Advanced Strength & Conditioning
- Clinical Exercise Prescription
- Supervised Experience
- Corrective Exercise and Injury Rehabilitation
- Additional facilities include Science Centre, IT suites, dedicated University Centre, study spaces and social areas, and modern Learning Resources Centre.
- Online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) used to enhance and facilitate teaching and independent learning on all programmes.
- Experienced, supportive and motivated staff with both academic and industrial experience.
- Our experienced Life Coaches are on hand to help you through your University journey from mentoring and coaching to health, wellbeing and resilience. Learn more about how our Life Coaches can support you: https://www.bishopburton.ac.uk/university-centre/life-skills-team-at-ucbb
- Talks from a range of visiting speakers.
- Opportunities to attend trips to enhance learning.
- Students have access to a range of support through our study skills, and health and wellbeing teams. Further information can be found on our website: https://www.bishopburton.ac.uk/student-life/student-support
- Relevant extra-curricular activity and/or work experience is encouraged of all students in order to enhance learning.
L4 • Anatomy & Physiology • Biomechanical basis of human movement • Fundamentals of Strength & Conditioning • Introduction to Diet & Nutrition for Sport & Exercise • Academic and Professional Development • Research Skills L5 • Sport & Exercise Physiology • Applied Strength & Conditioning for Human Performance • Nutrition for Sport & Exercise • Professional Practice and Development 1 • Research Methods and Analysis • Programming and Monitoring Athletic Development L6 • Advanced Strength & Conditioning • Clinical Exercise Prescription • Corrective Exercise & Injury Rehabilitation • Supervised Experience • Dissertation
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
University Centre Bishop Burton welcome applicants from overseas. You will need to be issued with a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) to apply for your student visa to the UK. You will need to pay your course fees in full prior to a CAS being sent to you. In order for us to process this and for us to comply with our duties as a Sponsor we are required to check other aspects of your application, for example your financial status. For more details please visit www.bishopburton.ac.uk/student-life/international-students
Applicants will have a minimum of 104 UCAS points, which may be from qualifications such as A Levels, BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas, Access to HE Diplomas and City and Guilds Advanced Technical Diplomas, amongst others. You will also require GCSE English Language at grade C / 4 or above, or an equivalent qualification and a relevant academic reference.
English language requirements
If first language is not English, or a Tier 4 student visa to study is required and GCSE grade C/4 English or equivalent is not held, English language proficiency level such as International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 overall (with a minimum 5.5 in each skill) will need evidencing.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|