• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

Please note: This is one of the specialist routes within the sports portfolio at Abertay. You’ll make your choice of specialist route at the end of stage two of the BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise programme.

Strength and Conditioning (Hons) at Abertay University is an integral component for sport organisations across a wide range of amateur and professional sports, although the role of the S&C practitioner extends beyond the traditional provision of strength training – it’s not simply confined to sport organisations.

The deep understanding of the sciences behind training and performance required to be a successful S&C specialist are equally applicable to work with young people, the elderly and those either suffering from, or at risk of, developing a number of disease states.

You’ll have access to our Human Performance Laboratory, with running, rowing, fitness testing and weights machines. You’ll also have opportunities to meet the numerous professional sportsmen and sportswomen who draw on the expertise of our lecturing staff within this facility.

Career Opportunities 

Graduates from this programme are well equipped to obtain employment across a wide range of vocations. For example, as strength and conditioning practitioners in community and professional sport organisations, as well as other public and private non-sport organisations. 

This programme will also help develop a range of transferable skills to prepare you to take on a variety of professional challenges across diverse working environments. In addition, you'll have acquired the necessary knowledge and expertise to pursue postgraduate studies in a related area. 

Accreditation

This programme has been accredited as a Recognised Education Provider (REP) by the National Strength & Conditioning Association NSCA. 

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Practical Strength Conditioning 
  • Coaching and Learning 
  • Biomechanics
  • Physiological Adaptations for Performance
  • Research Methods 
  • Sport Research Project 

                            English Language Requirements

                            You only need to take one of these language tests:

                            • Minimum required score:

                              78

                              The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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                            • Minimum required score:

                              6

                              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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                            • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

                              169

                              C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

                              Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

                            Academic Requirements

                            Entry to Year 1 or 2 of this programme is through the BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise programme, which will allow you to progress to this programme at the end of Year 2.

                            Advanced entry is available to applicants with a suitable HND. Please refer to the articulation routes to BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise on our Entry from College pages.

                            Tuition Fee

                            • International

                              13800 GBP/year
                              Tuition Fee
                              Based on the original amount of 13800 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
                            • EU/EEA

                              1820 GBP/year
                              Tuition Fee
                              Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
                            We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                            English, Welsh and Northern Irish Students: 9,250 GBP

                            Living costs for Dundee

                            • 787 - 1500 GBP/month
                              Living Costs

                            The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

                            Funding

                            • If you're a Scottish or EU domiciled undergraduate student studying full-time at a Scottish University, then the Students Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) will pay your undergraduate tuition fees providing you are not repeating a period of study, or currently hold a first degree qualification.
                            • If you're a student from England, Wales or Northern Ireland, you can apply to Student Finance Online Services for a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees. The loan is not means tested.
                            • If you're an international student from outside of the EU, then you're likely to pay overseas tuition fee rates and will not be entitled to help with tuition fees. 

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