BSc (Hons) Strength and Conditioning

This strength and conditioning course is a unique collaboration between the University of South Wales and Setanta College. It provides a strength and conditioning course that is designed, written and delivered by internationally renowned industry professionals, to specifically address the key competencies identified as being required for employment in strength and conditioning.

Its aim is to produce practitioners who display the entire range of skills required for the effective delivery of strength and conditioning, and who will be at the forefront of the industry for years to come.

Internationally recognised

This course is recognised by the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s (NSCA) Education Recognition Program. The NSCA recognises courses that have met, and continue to meet, their recommended educational guidelines. These are designed to ensure that students develop the knowledge and skills required to maximise their employment opportunities in strength and conditioning.

What you will study

Strength and conditioning coaches require a unique mix of scientific knowledge, coaching knowledge, practical expertise and coaching experience. They therefore need to be able draw on knowledge and expertise across a wide range of disciplines and subject areas, and synthesise these areas in the design and delivery of effective training programmes.

Our BSc course in strength and conditioning has been planned, designed and written by industry leaders who have analysed all of the knowledge, skills and competencies required to be a world class strength and conditioning coach. They have integrated...

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  • The strength and conditioning course will be primarily delivered at the USW Sport Park which has a state-of-the-art Strength and Conditioning centre as well as a large sports hall, teaching rooms, performance analysis suite, outdoor pitches, 3G and all weather surface.
  • Additionally, students will be able to access the specialist anatomy, physiology and biomechanics suites at the University’s Glyntaff campus.
  • Learning resources at our campus libraries which house IT facilities, printing...
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Work and Study Placements

Practical experience is crucial to employment in strength and conditioning. Students have the opportunity to become a key part of the University strength and conditioning team, enabling them to deliver and monitor strength and conditioning inputs throughout the year to the Universitys teams and athletes.

All students in year one are engaged in the delivery of the University strength and conditioning programme. Following this, students will be given the opportunity to follow formal coaching placements...

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This course is taught at: Glyntaff Campus, Pontypridd


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Tuition Fees

Home & EU Students

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International Students

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  • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2016
    • Part Time 4 - 6 Years Start Date: Sep 2016
      • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
        • Part Time 4 - 6 Years Start Date: Sep 2017

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