Middlesex University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Sport and Exercise Science (Strength and Conditioning)

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Course summary

Overview Why study sports and exercise science with us Our strength and conditioning course is the ideal route into the booming sports industry. We'll equip you with the specialist skillset, self-discipline, experience and valuable industry contacts to help you find success. You’ll follow in the footsteps of graduates who have won Olympic medals and are now making an impact for organisations including Nike and Brentford FC. Guided by tutors who are active sports professionals, you’ll gain an expert understanding of sport and exercise theory. Here, you’ll learn what it takes to push athletes to their peak potential and develop strength and conditioning programmes for sportspeople who are at the top of their profession. In our partnership with Saracens Rugby Club, you’ll have access to the fantastic resources at StoneX Stadium, including the brand new £23 million redevelopment project of the West Stand which offers state-of-the-art facilities as a top educational and high performance centre for teaching and research excellence. With some of the most advanced equipment in the UK, you will be able to utilise the new specialist spaces, simulation suites, specialist labs, plus much more. Develop your conditioning skills Using our modern facilities, you’ll get to grips with everything from performance analysis and rehabilitation to strength and conditioning and physical development. You’ll spend 50 hours each year gaining hands-on experience and developing your professional experience through work experience placements in the industry. Our partnerships with professional sports teams such as Tottenham Hotspur and Saracens Rugby Club means you’ll be able to build valuable professional contacts while you study. Due to Covid-19 we are following guidance from BASRaT and Public Health England regarding SSR’s contact with their colleagues during the teaching of practical based skills, this includes full PPE to ensure the safety of all staff and students. In eventualities where we are unable to be face to face in the laboratory or classroom or other practical clinical settings, we aim to use virtual tools to help you develop key practical skills. The availability of placements is subject to the co-operating organisation, and we are working closely with our partners to ensure that as many as possible are available although this may be affected by the pandemic. In the event that placement hours cannot be completed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we will encourage students to complete relevant online CPD courses to enhance their learning which can be used towards their portfolio instead.


Year 1 - Compulsory Fundamentals of Research Methods in Sport & Exercise Science (15 credits) Fundamentals of Strength and Conditioning (15 credits) Movement Analysis (15 credits) Fundamentals of Training Principles in Sport and Exercise (30 credits) Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Science (30 credits) Made in Middlesex Expansion Module (Cognitive Me) (15 credits) Year 2 - Compulsory Research Methods (15 Credits) Applied Strength and Conditioning (30 credits) Applied Sport and Exercise Science (30 credits) Applied Performance Analysis (15 credits) Applied Sport and Exercise Nutrition (15 credits) Made in Middlesex Expansion Module (Associative Me) (15 Credits) Year 3 - Compulsory Dissertation (30 credits) Advanced Strength and Conditioning (30 credits) Work Based Practice (30 credits) Advanced Sports and Exercise Science (30 credits)

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Entry requirements listed are accurate at the time of publishing and vary between programmes. Please check your chosen course page for specific entry requirements. Depending on your chosen course, we also consider a combination of qualifications. The latest entry requirements can be found on the course page at: https://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/sport-and-exercise-science-strength-and-conditioning-degree We have a personalised admissions approach in which we make fair, but aspirational offers to our applicants. We feel it’s important that you continue to aim high and achieve great results. If you don’t quite make the grades you hoped to, we’ll look at more than your qualifications when making our final decision. We’ll take into consideration any barriers you may have faced in your learning, especially with potential disruption due to the coronavirus, your achievements in other areas and your personal statement. At Middlesex, we’ll always aim to be as flexible as possible. We pride ourselves on how we recognise potential in our applicants, and support them to succeed in the future.

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6With a minimum of 5.5 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)72With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading
PTE Academic51With at least 51 in all components

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £15100 Year 1
International £15100 Year 1

Additional fee information

At Middlesex, we have a range of funding and loan options available to ensure you are able to attend university, whatever your financial background. Tuition fees vary for UK, EU and International students. More information about fees for the course you are interested in studying can be found at: https://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/sport-and-exercise-science-strength-and-conditioning-degree
Sport and Exercise Science (Strength and Conditioning) at Middlesex University - UCAS