Do you want to help athletes achieve peak performance while reducing the risk of injury? Strength and conditioning is widely acknowledged by athletes and coaches as a vital component of achieving peak performance and reducing injury. It’s a growing area, with demand for strength and conditioning coaches increasing rapidly. On this course, you’ll work towards the key requirements for strength and conditioning coaches – a degree in sport and exercise sciences that will help you develop the knowledge you’ll need to become accredited by the UK Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA). You’ll study the core components of sport and exercise sciences, including psychology, physiology, biomechanics, and research methods. But unlike other sport and exercise sciences courses, you’ll also learn the practical techniques required to become a strength and conditioning coach. You’ll explore a range of theories and concepts, but most importantly, you’ll develop key laboratory skills in a range of disciplines in order to improve the performance of athletes. Putting theory into practice, you’ll complete two professional work placements. You can complete your placements in the UK or abroad, and you’ll have the opportunity to volunteer or study abroad as part of your degree. You’ll also have access to excellent facilities and equipment, including our specialist Strength and Conditioning Suite. **Graduate opportunities** Our commitment to developing your employability skills means you’ll have the skills, knowledge and confidence to work in a wide range of sports industry roles. Many of our graduates work as applied strength and conditioning coaches within professional football. Our students have also been successful within the business and marketing sector, proving that the course provides you with valuable transferable skills to work in a wide range of areas. **Placement opportunities** We are one of only a few UK universities to build professional work placements into every degree. You’ll complete two professional work placements, which will give you the chance to graduate with up to three months’ professional work experience without having to take a sandwich year out. You’ll complete two professional work placements in your first and second years. Our students have worked with professional sports clubs and strength and conditioning coaches, as well as working with primary and secondary schools, human kinetics publishers and personal trainers.