Strength, Conditioning and Rehabilitation (MSci)

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Now recruiting for September 2021 start

This course will include undertaking a detailed needs analysis of a variety of sports and athletes, implementing testing procedures and designing periodised training and rehabilitation programmes. As well as understanding the programming and coaching process in high performance, you will learn about injury prevention methods and movement development. At least 50% of your time will be spent studying strength, conditioning and rehabilitation modules.

During your second year of study, you will undertake an industry placement, allowing you to hone your skills as a coach and experience the theory in application.

This course is delivered by a team of expert staff who remain engaged with their profession and are experienced coaches in the field. The team are UKSCA accredited coaches, able to share their expertise and experiences in the classroom.

The course will be delivered in specialist spaces including the strength and conditioning suite, sport and exercise laboratories and our state of the art sports arena.

In addition to the experiences you will get in class, you will also have the opportunity to work in a multidisciplinary community consisting of Sports Therapists, Sport and Exercise Scientists and Sports Technical Coaches. The course provides opportunities to coach youth athletes in schools and performing arts and dance students looking to improve their craft.

Study style

On this course you will learn about the Applied Sport and Exercise discipline of strength, conditioning and rehabilitation, by doing it! This course is heavily practical allowing you to master your coaching skills, underpinned by the evidence base. Sessions will be delivered in the style of lectures, practicals, seminars and workshops. There will be multiple opportunities to coach in a variety of settings, supervised by our UKSCA accredited team of experts.

Entry requirements

Tariff information for 2021 entry

112 tariff points

Typical offers

BBC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.

Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants.

International Students: Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country.

Grade 4/C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. Please contact our admissions team if you have a question.



See the further details of fees and potential extra costs when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire.


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Industry links

You will benefit from connections with a diverse set of placement opportunities within the sector.  Whether you wish to focus on the strength, conditioning and rehabilitation of youth athletes, high performance or special populations – we have strong industry links, which could result in your graduate career. Previous and current placement opportunities include the Severn Stars Netball Superleague team, Swiss netball team, Bristol City Football Club and Bristol BearsRugby.

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Experience outside of the classroom

 The course provides opportunities to coach youth athletes in schools and performing arts and dance students.

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Route to become UKSCA accredited

This programme is aligned to the UKSCA standards and staff will support you in the process of becoming accredited, should you wish to explore that route.


School of Sport and Exercise

Our School of Sport and Exercise degrees are based in our new international-standard sports arena and state-of-the-art labs. You'll be challenged and supported by experienced coaches, therapists and scientists, building strong skills for employability and for lifelong learning.