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Strength and Conditioning - Progression (Honours), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
Plymouth, United Kingdom
The Strength and Conditioning - Progression (Honours) course offered by Plymouth Marjon University, is designed to build upon your specialism and will help prepare you to deliver strength and conditioning to the athletic population.
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Course Overview

The area of strength and conditioning continues to develop within the UK, in fact there have been more strength and conditioning coaches employed by the home country institutes than any other member of the athlete support team.

This year is intensive and practically driven with application of theoretical knowledge. At the Strength and Conditioning - Progression (Honours) course offered by Plymouth Marjon University you will spend lots of time in our state-of-the-art laboratory and world-class sports centre with access to high tech equipment to challenge and underpin your existing practice.

You'll gain the skills and expertise needed to analyse the unique needs of an athlete, and how to assess their performance. The result is the valuable ability to develop and execute training plans that progress the athlete and protect them against injury. In addition, you will have lots of opportunity to be mentored by UKSCA accredited coaches and access to external athletes to develop your evidence based practice.

What might you become?

Graduates can become a strength and conditioning coach, fitness instructor or personal trainer. Some graduates go on to become strength and conditioning interns at professional level clubs such as Exeter City FC, Plymouth Argyle FC and Cornish Pirates RFC. Others become high performance strength and conditioning specialists within the private gym sector. Graduates may also progress on to a Masters in Strength and Conditioning or Sport and Health Science or may be eligible for a Masters in Physiotherapy or Sports Therapy (pre-registration).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 18 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Honours project
  • Performance biomechanics
  • Applied exercise physiology
  • Advances in strength and conditioning
  • Nutrition for strength and conditioning

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.

General Requirements

Admission requirements

  • Applicants must have passed a foundation degree at 50% minimum and/or bridging work in the form of a dissertation proposal (or equivalent). A DBS check and ISA registration are also required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Plymouth

  • 731 - 1390 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


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