Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Sports Science, Sport Coaching, Sport Development, Physical Education or Qualified Teacher Status, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment.
All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed on the webpage.
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.
If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.
Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.
Months of entry
Take advantage of the growth in demand for highly trained strength and conditioning coaches working in high-performance, sports development or other environments where superior levels of fitness are required. This course will teach you how to optimise human performance working with athletes of all abilities and clients employed in a variety of sectors so they can perform to the best of their ability while also reducing the risk of injury.
You will study the biomechanics and physiology of the human body, focusing on the development of strength and power and cardiovascular adaptations to aid training and performance. You will learn to apply this to your coaching practice while also understanding the perspectives of other practitioners, including nutritionists, physiotherapists and psychologists.
There will be the opportunity to design and implement a programme for athletes or specific populations, allowing you to apply your theoretical knowledge to real-life situations. This experience will help you develop your communication skills - vital in this field - and establish positive working relationships with a wide range of people, including players, athletes, officials, coaches and parents.
Information for international students
English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6.0, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Fees and funding
Please see the funding page for more information.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Admissions Enquiries
- 0113 812 3113