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Strength, Conditioning and Rehabilitation BSc (Hons)

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

A rapidly expanding area in sports professions and research, Strength, Conditioning & Rehabilitation focuses on increasing peak performance and reducing injury risk and recovery time.

Led by our Sports Sciences team – ranked top 20 in the UK for teaching satisfaction by the Guardian University Guide 2022 – you’ll join a course that brings together physiology, biomechanics, performance analysis and professional placements to offer a wide-ranging degree focused on your career after graduation.

On this NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) accredited course, you’ll undertake needs analysis on athletes, implement testing procedures and design training and rehabilitation programmes. You’ll work with other practitioners including Coaches, Sports Therapists and Sports Scientists to develop the skills needed to operate as part of a team. With our focus on small class, multi-disciplinary and practical learning, your assessments will be coursework-led to gain a truly representative measure of graduate attributes sought by future employers and for postgraduate study.

You’ll join a University where Sport is part of our fabric. Be it the extensive and accessible wellbeing and research facilities at our purpose-built Oxstalls Campus & Sports Park, our range of sports scholarship packages or array of clubs – sport is a huge part of life here at Gloucestershire.

To support your undergraduate journey, we also offer fee waivers, bursaries and awards, for both UK and International students. At the end, as a Gloucestershire graduate you can choose to pursue one of our sports-related postgraduate courses, receiving a priority offer and a 20% fees discount.

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Entry requirements

    • 104 – 112 UCAS tariff points, BCC – BBC at A levels, MMM – DMM at BTEC, or a Merit in your T-Level.

      If you are unsure whether we could make you an offer or you have any questions, just get in touch with our admissions team who will be able to advise you.

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

    • This course is available with an integrated foundation year to help you prepare. A degree with an integrated foundation year starts your studies with a year spent learning the skills required to progress onto a full honours degree. You will develop valuable study skills, communication, team work and problem-solving techniques which help to build your confidence and prepare you for the rest of your course.

      Typical offers
      48 UCAS tariff points, DD at A levels, PPP at BTEC or a Pass in your T Level.

      Grade C/4 in English Language/Literature and Mathematics, or equivalent (e.g. Level 2 Functional Skills).

    • We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants, although some entry requirements may still apply for Professionally Accredited Courses. We accept Access to Higher Education Diplomas and make offers on an individual basis.

Course modules


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 2023 Oxstalls, Gloucester C630 £9,250 £15,450
Sep 2024 Oxstalls, Gloucester C630 TBC TBC

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
  • teaching, lecturing and research
  • consultancy and private practice

Industry links

This degree is professionally accredited with the world-leading NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association), and follows the UKSCA’s (UK Strength and Conditioning Association) quality standards. The course is a UKSCA Licensed Partner, providing free training and certification to students for the Strength and Conditioning Trainer Award. These industry links help students 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.

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.

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