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Sports Strength and Conditioning PgCert

University of Gloucestershire

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    Oxstalls Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22, SEP-23

  • Duration

    6 months

Course summary

With the continued expansion of sports strength and conditioning provision around the UK, there’s a growing need for highly qualified graduates in this field – and for those already working to further extend their specialist strength and conditioning knowledge.

On this Master’s you’ll learn and apply contemporary theoretical principles and scientific methodologies that enhance strength and conditioning practice.

The programme is designed to build on the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) award and the UKSCA Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach (ASCC) award, to provide a necessary range of theoretical and practical experiences for a career as a strength and conditioning practitioner.

Study style

You can study full-time for a year or part-time over two years.

Assessment methods include exams, essays, critical review, presentation, scientific report writing, athlete reports, e-portfolio, proposal, student-led projects and a dissertation.

Possible careers

Graduates from this course can go on to work in:

  • elite and amateur-level strength and conditioning
  • strength and conditioning coaching in specialist schools
  • strength and conditioning with national governing bodies
  • research and academia
  • health and public sector
  • private consultancy.

Tuition fees

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£ 5,000overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Gloucestershire

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  • Campus address

    University of Gloucestershire, The Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2RH, England

From day one, students are supported by a dedicated personal tutor, small classes, and a close community.
Placements, trips and one-to-one support help students build confidence to try new things – preparing them for life after graduation.
With three unique campuses in the beautiful and historic settings of Cheltenham and Gloucester, Gloucestershire offers the best in city and country living.

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