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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

    University College Birmingham

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**OVERVIEW****If you are keen on a career as a strength and conditioning coach or working in the field of sport and exercise science, this degree offers you a unique opportunity to combine the study of strength and conditioning with sports nutrition. Featuring a combination of theoretical and practical work, our course uses the latest up-to-date research on strength, conditioning and nutrition to ensure your practitioner skills are based on the latest evidence from the industry.**Our Strength, Conditioning and Nutrition course is one of only a small number in the UK that is accredited by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), preparing you for long-term professional success after graduation. Supported by University College Birmingham’s cutting-edge sports facilities and equipment, along with a range of opportunities for you to gain practical experience, you will learn how to use a broad range of conditioning skills to optimise an athlete’s performance, as well as gaining an understanding of how nutrition can improve results.Alongside your strength and conditioning course, you will also have the chance to gain a wide variety of further industry-accredited qualifications during your studies. Options range from first aid and sports massage to gym instruction and coaching weight lifting.**WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?**- **Industry approved** – Graduate with an NSCA-accredited strength and conditioning qualification, as well as gaining NSCA student membership during your studies- **Work placement** – Boost your hands-on experience through industry placement opportunities – past students have worked with a range of top sports clubs- **Practical application** – Apply your training through practical strength and conditioning work in our state-of-the-art facilities, including our Human Performance Centre and gym- **Enrichment** – Study for additional qualifications including first aid training, REPS accreditation, Level 2 Gym Instructor, UKCC 1st4Sport Level 1/2 Award in Coaching Weight Lifting (British Weight Lifting) and Level 3 Sports Massage*- **Team Scotland partnership** – Our University will be the home for Team Scotland at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, offering exciting opportunities for our students to work with the team and its athletes*Note: extra qualifications may incur an additional fee**FACILITIES**Students on our sports courses have access to a wide range of excellent facilities. Our Human Performance Centre features the latest equipment including a 35m sprint track, eight lifting platforms, 7m rig and large screens displaying live analysis data. We also have a purpose-built Human Performance Laboratory which hosts an anti-gravity treadmill, isokinetic dynamometer, Monark LC7 cycle ergometer and SECA body composition analyser.Our sports clinics on campus are open to the public, enabling students to put training into practice treating and assessing patients. We also share the impressive £3m Avery Fields complex with Bournville RFC, offering an all-weather pitch, two grass pitches and a clubhouse with function room and modern changing facilities.**ACCREDITATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS**This course is accredited by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.**PLACEMENTS**We encourage students on our course to gain work experience throughout your studies.Employers we have worked with include West Bromwich Albion FC, Wasps Rugby Academy, City of Birmingham Basketball and MSC Performance.**CAREERS AND PROGRESSION**Examples of careers you could pursue following this course:- Strength and conditioning coach- Nutritionist- Personal trainer- Fitness centre manager- Exercise physiologist (in the sports sector)- Secondary school teacher (physical education)You could also progress onto one of our postgradua

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 12,500per year

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A level : BCC

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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