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Strength, Conditioning and Rehabilitation

BSc (Hons)

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What is Strength, Conditioning and Rehabilitation BSc (Hons)?

Push top athletes to their peak performance in our purpose-built strength and conditioning facilities. You’ll have opportunities to gain first-rate experience through our links with professional sports teams such as Bristol Rugby Academy and Gloucestershire County Cricket Club.

You’ll undertake needs analysis on athletes, implement testing procedures and design periodised training and rehabilitation programmes. Over half of your learning will be focused on specialist strength and conditioning practices. Optional modules mean you can pursue a placement with a variety of professional sport clubs or support athletes during pre-season.

Study style

The course involves a substantial amount of practical study alongside coursework, presentations, case studies and both theoretical and practical exams.

You’ll work with other practitioners including Coaches, Sports Therapists and Sports Scientists to develop the skills needed to work as part of a team. When you graduate you’ll be prepared to move into a professional multi-disciplinary environment.

Entry requirements

    • 112 tariff points (calculate your points at

      Your points must include at least 2 A Levels, BTEC or equivalent qualifications, for example:
      BBC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or use a combination of qualifications to achieve the required tariff.

      If your course has a fast-track option that you’re applying to, you’ll also need to pass an entry interview.

    • We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants though the entry requirements still apply.

      Some courses require several years of working experiences in the relevant industry.

    • English and Maths Grade 4/C in GCSE (or equivalent) are normally required.

Fees and costs

See the further details of fees and potential extra costs when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire.
Start date Location UCAS code Fee (UK)
per year
Fee (international)
per year
Sep 2021 Oxstalls, Gloucester C632 £9,250 £14,700
Sep 2022 Oxstalls, Gloucester C632

Possible careers

Graduates from this course can go on to work in:

  • strength and conditioning coaching with professional sports teams, national governing bodies, clubs and academies
  • research
  • teaching (via PGCE).

Industry links

This degree is professionally accredited with the NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association), a world-leading membership organisation for elite sportspeople, and follows the UKSCA’s (UK Strength and Conditioning Association) quality standards. Our students achieve industry accreditations and become top Strength and Conditioning Coaches.

A highly-focused strength and conditioning programme

The majority of modules are dedicated solely to strength and conditioning, delivered by experienced, accredited coaches. Your other modules cover the underlying principles of sport science allowing you to develop a comprehensive suite of skills to become a well-rounded practitioner.

Student running on a treadmill having breathing tests taken

Extensive access to purpose-built facilities

You’ll learn in our purpose-built strength and conditioning facilities. These have ‘open access’ for students, offering extensive opportunities for you to develop your skills and experiences through applied practice.

A student on the Sports Strength and Conditioning MSc course lifting weights in the strength and conditioning suite at Oxstalls campus

Trips and experiences

With priority use of our strength and conditioning suite, you’ll be able to develop your coaching skills at every opportunity. Our facilities are free for all students to use and has been used by the UKSCA and British weightlifting teams – it’s the ideal training environment.


Students have recently completed work placements with the Swiss Netball Team, Bristol Rugby Academy, Swindon Town Football Club and Gloucestershire County Cricket Club. You’ll be able to undertake testing on professional teams to help inform training programmes and reduce the risk of injury.