Strength and Conditioning Science at St Mary's University, Twickenham - UCAS

Course summary

Train to coach sports performers with a Strength and Conditioning Science degree at St Mary’s University – the front-runner for strength and conditioning education Understand how to physically prepare and coach sports performers with our Strength and Conditioning Science degree. You will learn anatomy, neuromechanics, and how to apply your knowledge to the workplace. Our strength and conditioning science programme is accredited by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Therefore, you’ll be eligible for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) qualification in the USA. Our course also meets the requirements of the UK Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA). International reputation St Mary's is internationally recognised as the front-runner for strength and conditioning education. Our strength and conditioning science course was the first of its kind in the UK, and we have made sure it evolved to be highly successful. We help students pursue careers in elite sport. Some of our graduates have performed in:

  • Olympic and Paralympic games
  • shows by The Royal Ballet
  • premiership football
  • premiership rugby.
Expert teaching and support You will learn from accredited and highly experienced coaches here to aid your personal and professional development. Our student, Ben, tells us how our lecturers supported him during his Strength and Conditioning Science degree. Build hands-on, professional experience You will gain crucial coaching experience with our partner clubs and organisations, such as:
  • Crystal Palace FC
  • London Irish RFC
  • University London Boat Club
  • Sutton Tennis Academy
  • Royal Ballet Company.
If you decide to spend a year studying abroad, you will also build coaching experience in college American football and NCAA basketball – a rare experience in the UK. Share facilities with Olympians You will learn in our 5,000-square-foot Performance Education Centre – part of our world-class facilities used by Olympians. You’ll also access our state-of-the art:
  • Biomechanics Laboratory
  • Exercise Physiology Laboratories.


Year 1 - The first year is a foundation year for all students within the sport sciences. In addition to core sport science study you will cover additional modules in fundamentals of strength & conditioning, field based training techniques, & strength training techniques, which require a significant level of practical involvement. The training techniques covered over the first year include weightlifting, plyometrics, strength training, speed & agility, gymnastics, aerobic & anaerobic conditioning & aquatic training. Year 2 - You will now move more deeply into practical understanding & the application of acquired theoretical knowledge. Core topics will progress to cover all of those required as part of the UKSCA & NSCA accreditation processes. Year 3 – You will complete, alongside other theoretical & practical modules, both a work placement & an extended research project. Students have the option of splitting their final year & gaining credit for a work placement or internship.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

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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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16320 Year 1
International £16320 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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Strength and Conditioning Science at St Mary's University, Twickenham - UCAS