• Application Deadline
  • 36 months


Designed in collaboration with the industry partners, this exciting new course offers you all the benefits of applied experience, high-quality facilities and expert teaching.

The sport industry is evolving to feature more interdisciplinary work, with greater liaison between sport science experts and medical or injury management teams. This far-sighted new course reflects that trend, meeting the growing demand for strength and conditioning specialists who can also call on detailed knowledge of injury rehabilitation and risk reduction. Incorporating the most up-to-date practices, it will help you become adept in a range of techniques and applications to enhance athlete performance and lessen the threat of injuries.

To ensure you’re well prepared for employment, you’ll go on mandatory work placements in your first and second year, followed by an optional placement in your third year.

These opportunities have been made possible thanks to our flourishing links with local sports organisations including Derby County FC, Leicester City FC, Leicester Tigers Rugby Club, Derbyshire County Cricket Club, Derventio Swimming Club and the Derbyshire Institute of Sport.
The course prepares you for UK accreditation as a strength and conditioning practitioner.

The curriculum is aligned to guidelines set out by the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) so that you can achieve this professional recognition which is important for your career development.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Credits
    360 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

  • Academic and Applied Skills for Sport and Exercise
  • Principles of Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Principles of Sport Biomechanics and Performance Analysis
  • Introduction to Anatomy for Sport and Exercise
  • Principles of Sport and Exercise Physiology
  • Coaching and Skill Acquisition.
  • Research Methods for Sport and Exercise
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Injury Rehabilitation for Sport and Exercise
  • Corrective Exercise Techniques
  • Field Based Conditioning
  • Athlete Testing and Assessment.
  • Independent Study for Sport and Exercise
  • Applied Strength and Conditioning
  • Applied Rehabilitation and Risk Reduction

                            English Language Requirements

                            You need the following IELTS score:

                            • Minimum required score:


                              The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                            Academic Requirements

                            • UCAS points - 120 (up to 16 from AS-levels).
                            • GCSE - Five GCSEs at Grade C or above, including Maths and English.
                            • IELTS: 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all areas).
                            • Pearson Test of Academic English: 51
                            • Cambridge English Scale: B2 
                            • London Tests of English: level 4 for undergraduate courses is accepted.
                            • International GCE O Level English Language: Grade C
                            • International GCSE English or English as a Second Language: Grade C.

                            Tuition Fee

                            • International Applies to you

                              11750 GBP/year
                              Tuition Fee
                              Based on the original amount of 11750 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
                            • EU/EEA Applies to you

                              9250 GBP/year
                              Tuition Fee
                              Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
                            We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
                            For the part-time version, the only fee available is the 1,155 pounds per module which is solely addressed to the UK/EU students.


                            • Loan of up to £9,250 to cover tuition fees.
                            • Loans to help with living costs, such as rent and books.
                            • A Maintenance Loan (for living costs) of up to £8,200 is also available. This can be used to pay for general living costs, accommodation, travel and other course related costs.
                            • You won't start repaying your student loans for fees and living costs until you've finished studying and you're earning over £21,000 a year.


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