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Strength, Conditioning and Sports Nutrition BSc (Hons)

University College Birmingham

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Course snapshot**UCB's Strength, Conditioning and Sports Nutrition degree course offers a unique opportunity to combine the study of sports nutrition with strength and conditioning. Our course, one of only a small number in the UK accredited by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), features a careful balance of theoretical and practical work to prepare you for a successful career as a strength and conditioning coach, as well as opportunities in the field of sport and exercise science. You'll be supported by our brand new, state-of-the-art sports facilities, while you'll also have the chance to gain vital hands-on experience as well as the option of further accredited qualifications.**Who’s the course for?**Our course is suitable for anyone interested in developing a broad range of skills and experience for the conditioning of athletes, as well as anyone keen to pursue various career paths in the field of sport and exercise science.**Why should I study the course?**- **INDUSTRY APPROVED** – Graduate with an NSCA-accredited degree, as well as gaining NSCA student membership during your studies- **WORK PLACEMENT** – Boost your hands-on industry experience through work placement opportunities – our past students have worked with a range of top sports clubs- **PRACTICAL APPLICATION** – Put your training into practice through practical strength and conditioning work in our state-of-the-art facilities, including our new Human Performance Centre and gym- **ENRICHMENT** –Gain additional qualifications during your course and network with industry professionals at our annual Sports Performance and Rehabilitation Conference**Great. Tell me some more**As part of your course, you will be studying in our brand new Human Performance Centre, featuring a 35m sprint track (with force plate) and sled track, eight lifting platforms, 7m rig and large screens displaying live analysis data. The centre also holds our purpose-built Human Performance Laboratory, equipped with an anti-gravity treadmill, isokinetic dynamometer, Monark LC7 cycle ergometer and SECA body composition analyser.In addition, we have sports injury and massage clinics on campus which are open to the public and provide the ideal environment for you to put training into practice treating and assessing patients, while you will also have access to the state-of-the-art all-weather pitch and facilities at Avery Fields, which we share with leading Birmingham rugby club Bournville RFC.Alongside your degree, we offer the option for you to gain a range of industry-accredited qualifications. These include first aid training, REPs accreditation, Level 2 Gym Instructor, UKCC 1st4Sport Level 1 and 2 Award in Coaching Weight Lifting (British Weight Lifting) and Level 3 Sports Massage.You will need to buy a uniform for this course - UCB can help cover the costs for this through our Kick Start scheme.**What skills will I gain?**You will gain knowledge of strength, conditioning and sports nutrition, as well as learning more about exercise induction and delivery.You'll learn how to use a broad range of conditioning skills to optimise an athlete's performance, and you'll develop an understanding of how a nutritional plan can be beneficial.You will take part in practical sessions to hone coaching and lifting technique, and how to analyse movement biomechanics.**What about the future?**Completing this course will open the doors to a variety of roles in the exercise, health and wellness sectors. Potential career paths include:- Strength and conditioning- Fitness industry- Self-employment- Personal training/coaching- Sports nutritionist- Teaching (with PGCE)You can also move onto postgraduate level study, including our Strength, Conditioning and Performance MSc at UCB, while you can al

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 12,500per year

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

Entry requirements

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A level : CCC

UCB will accept A Level in General Studies for this course and will also take into consideration applicants who are studying an extended project.

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University College Birmingham

  • Campus address

    University College Birmingham, Summer Row, Birmingham, Birmingham, B3 1JB, England

25% of the university’s students are from overseas, with undergraduates from around 65 countries across Europe, America, Africa, the Middle East and Far East.
Many of the university’s courses are offered in partnership with the University of Birmingham.

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