Strength and Conditioning at University Centre Bishop Burton - UCAS

Course summary

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
Year 2:
  • 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
Year 3:
  • Advanced Strength & Conditioning
  • Clinical Exercise Prescription
  • Supervised Experience
  • Corrective Exercise and Injury Rehabilitation
  • Dissertation.
Learning and Teaching Approach This programme is delivered with a variety of learning and teaching approaches. For all modules, theory lectures are delivered that aim to deliver the core content and provide the underpinning knowledge. To complement the theory lectures, students have group seminars/practical sessions that are used to reinforce concepts delivered theoretically. The teaching methods focus on facilitating a student-centred approach to enhance the independent learning that takes place outside of the classroom. Contact Time Contact time includes approximately 16 hours a week to include lectures, seminars, practicals and tutorials. Students are also expected to carry out a significant amount of independent study in addition to contact time (approximately 25-30 hours a week). Independent study includes reading around the subject, preparing for tutorials and seminars, preparing for, and completing, module assessments and revision for examinations; forming an essential part of a student’s learning journey. What else can I expect?
  • 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:
  • 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:
  • Relevant extra-curricular activity and/or work experience is encouraged of all students in order to enhance learning.
Career Opportunities Students graduating from this programme could follow careers as a S&C coach, sports club fitness coach, health and fitness specialist, physiological development coach, rehabilitation assistant or into further postgraduate study.


Year 1 Academic, Employment and Professional Skills Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Psychology Fundamentals of Strength and Conditioning Introduction to Diet and Nutrition Introduction to Research Skills Physiology for Strength and Conditioning Year 2 Applied Sport and Movement Analysis Nutrition for Exercise and Sports Performance Practical Strength and Conditioning Professional Practice and Development Programming and Monitoring Athletic Development Research Methods Year 3 Advanced Strength and Conditioning Conditioning Youth Athletes Dissertation Sports Injury: Prevention and Rehabilitation Supervised Experience

Assessment method

Assessment includes written assignments, seminars, poster presentations, practical coaching or role-plays, reports, portfolios, case studies and presentations. Some elements may be assessed by formal examination. Opportunities for feedback on assessments are available prior to the final submission to support your development and achievement. Staff aim to return assessed work within a 20 working day timeframe (not including holidays) so that you can most benefit from the feedback.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Life and/or experience of non-traditional students will be taken into account when considering applications. The successful completion of an entry task may be required when considering applications without the required formal entry qualifications. Advanced entry may be possible due to prior experience or certificated learning; applicants will be invited to complete the recognition of prior learning approval process.

Additional entry requirements


GCSE English at grade C/4 or above. Suitable 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.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8950 Year 1
England £8950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8950 Year 1
Scotland £8950 Year 1
Wales £8950 Year 1
International £12782 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Strength and Conditioning at University Centre Bishop Burton - UCAS