BSc (Hons) Strength and Conditioning

The BSc (Hons) Strength and Conditioning degree 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.

All modules are bespoke to this course and not shared with any other course, ensuring that all content relates specifically to 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 who will be at the forefront of the industry for years to come. Our Strength and Conditioning course is recognised by the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s (NSCA) Education Recognition Program.

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 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 these into...

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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. Students can also access the specialist anatomy, physiology and biomechanics suites at the University’s Glyntaff campus.


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’s strength and conditioning team, enabling them to deliver and monitor strength and conditioning to the Universitys teams and athletes.

Following this, students will be given the opportunity to follow formal coaching placements with our extensive range of professional partners, allowing them to experience the delivery of strength and conditioning...

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This course is taught at: Glyntaff Campus, Pontypridd


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  • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
    • Part Time 4 - 6 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
      • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2018
        • Part Time 4 - 6 Years Start Date: Sep 2018

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