UCAS code:
GF0G

Course type:
Honours and Integrated Masters Degrees

Bsc (Hons) Strength and Conditioning (with Foundation Year)

Study in a professional sports club-style environment. Work with elite athletes as part of our Sports Academy. Benefit from our connections with major sports clubs and governing bodies.

Four years full-time (Five with Sandwich Year)

Part-time options are available

On this degree programme, you will develop your knowledge of fitness and conditioning for athletes and learn how to optimise athletic performance.

You will cover a wide range of topics that will prepare you for a career as a Strength and Conditioning coach, including strength and power, Olympic weightlifting, injury prevention and rehabilitation, youth athletic training and recovery and monitoring strategies. You’ll also learn elements of coaching theory to complement your scientific skillset, enabling you to apply what you have learned and to communicate with managers, coaches and athletes effectively. 

A strong emphasis on practicals will develop your technical competency and coaching style, which will give you confidence and knowledge for when you work with athletes. You’ll also take advantage of Hartpury’s extensive contacts and partnerships within the sports industry, which will provide exciting internships and placements opportunities. You could end up working with professional rugby, football and cricket teams as well as the teams on site from the Hartpury Sports Academy, which has more than 300 athletes.

Guest lecturers, external visits and trips and conferences will give you a deeper insight into the professional environment you could enter when you graduate. You will learn from lecturers that have worked and continue to work within professional sport to a high level who are passionate about passing their knowledge and experiences onto you. Our staff are actively conducting research with elite level athletes and students are given the chance to assist with these projects.

Teaching is a mix of lectures, seminars and practicals and you will learn in a small group that provides you with lots of opportunities to work closely with your lecturers and peers.

A degree with a foundation year is a subject-specific, one year of full-time study at level 0 prior progressing to level 1 on this undergraduate degree.  This programme will suit you if you have a minimum of two passes at A level, or another recognised post-GCSE qualification, even if not in the subject areas needed for level 1 of your chosen degree. You can also apply if you did not obtain high enough grades or you don’t have the necessary standard of English. 

How to apply for this course

Entry Requirements

GCSE | A minimum of 5 GCSE A* to C, (or 9 to 4 where numeric grades are being awarded), including English Language and Mathetmatics.

All applications for the Foundation year will be considered individually, however evidence of previous relevant study at level 3 (i.e. A Level, BTEC etc) is required.

We welcome students with equivalent qualifications, including Access and the International Baccalaureate. Contact the admissions team to discuss.

We may interview mature applicants and those with non-traditional qualifications.

Why study Sport at Hartpury University Centre?

Choosing Hartpury for your sport degree means studying in a unique environment that’s as close as it gets to a professional sports club with access to outstanding facilities on a 360-hectare specialist campus.

You’ll have countless opportunities to take insights from the classroom and apply them on site, working with elite athletes across Hartpury’s 10 sports academies, and to gain work and real world experience thanks to our long-standing partnerships and network of contacts with major sports clubs, organisations and governing bodies.

Every aspect of our specialist campus is designed to equip students with the skills, knowledge and experience they need to open the door to their dream career, while providing exceptional opportunities to develop as an athlete and to enjoy a wide range of recreational sports and activities.

Our sport graduates will use their qualifications in many ways; using the experience they gain at Hartpury to move into jobs in sport coaching, teaching, performance, therapy, strength and conditioning, business and media throughout the UK and internationally

Key information

  • University Finance

    The cost of studying can quickly mount up and our finance team can offer confidential advice on budgeting, information on bursaries, loans and grants, and help you explore what you are entitled to. For information on everything student finance related, click below. 

    You can contact the office by email studentfinance@hartpury.ac.uk or by phone on 01452 702189 or 01452 702190.

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  • Tuition Fees

    Fees for September 2018 entry

    UK: £9,250
    EU fees: Will remain the same as UK students, £9,250
    International: £12,000
    Please contact us to discuss part-time fees 

    EU students starting this course in Sept 2018 will be eligible to apply for UK student loans for the duration of their course. 

  • University Accommodation

    Whether it is your first time away from home, or you’re a seasoned traveller, there are options to suit you and your lifestyle while studying at Hartpury. 

    You’ll be part of a vibrant and international community of students of all ages, and from many different cultures, who share their experience of life at university together on one campus.

    We have a variety of options to suit different tastes and budgets. Whether you choose to live on or off campus you’ll get the same high standards of facilities and support. You can check out your options by clicking below. 

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Thinking of postgraduate study at Hartpury?

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