Prepare for a career where you can help athletes boost their performance and remain in peak condition. This Strength, Conditioning and Rehabilitation with Foundation Year (Hons) course offered by University of Derby gives you highly specialised knowledge and advanced practical skills.
A major advantage of the foundation year is that you will acquire skills, knowledge and confidence to ease your transition to studies at honours degree level. You’ll explore the fundamentals of sport and exercise, human behaviour, human anatomy, physiology and physics. You’ll also benefit from extensive support as we focus on developing your skills in scientific study, research and data handling.
After you complete the foundation year successfully, you can advance directly to stage one of the honours degree: there is no need to re-apply for the BSc (Hons).
Students who might be particularly interested in taking this route include those who are considering changing their career or their study subject and who want a solid platform to reach their goals. It is also invaluable for anyone with ability and ambition who may not quite meet the entry requirements to embark on our three-year honours degree programme immediately.
The course is specially designed to meet a growing demand for strength and conditioning specialists who are also skilled in injury rehabilitation and risk reduction. It has been launched at a time when greater collaboration is needed between sport science experts and medical or injury management teams.
As a graduate of this course, you can look forward to challenging and rewarding career opportunities in areas such as elite and participation sport, strength and conditioning, rehabilitation and sport coaching.
Your studies will also prepare you for pursuing further qualifications at postgraduate level. At Derby you can develop advanced knowledge on the MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Science, which includes Sport and Exercise Psychology or Physiology pathways. Another exciting possibility is the MRes (Sport and Exercise) where you can further your applied sport science and research skills.
You need the following IELTS score:
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