University College Birmingham

Summer Row, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 1JB, United Kingdom

Strength, Conditioning and Sports Nutrition

+ **Course snapshot** Our BSc (Hons) degree features a balance of theoretical and practical work to help you develop the skills to work as an effective strength and conditioning coach or in the field of sport and exercise science. + **Who’s the course for?** You will be interested in developing a broad range of skills and experience in relation to the conditioning of athletes and preparing them for sports performance. + **Why should I study the course?** The course, accredited by University College Birmingham, combines conditioning disciplines with an ability to manipulate an athlete’s nutritional plan to benefit their performance. + **Great. Tell me some more** Our Strength, Conditioning and Sports Nutrition course offers a unique opportunity to combine the study of strength and conditioning with sports nutrition. You will get the chance to work on your own research project, which creates an opportunity to critically analyse a particular area of professional interest As an undergraduate, you will have access to UCB’s £26 million study centre at McIntyre House in the historic Jewellery Quarter. + **Do I need to buy any equipment?** For practical activities, a uniform is required at a cost of about £55. This consists of one polo shirt and track-pants. However, students may also choose to purchase additional items according to their requirements e.g. hoody, rain jacket, shorts etc. + **What skills will I gain?** You will have work experience opportunities throughout your course to maximise industry engagement – and future job opportunities. Teaching takes place in a small group environment, utilising university and industry facilities, so learning is highly focused. Our teaching and performance gym, alongside the University sports hall, is used for small group practical sessions to hone coaching and lifting technique as well as analysing movement biomechanics. Additionally, we use local specialist facilities to ensure students are exposed to a wide range of industry facilities. Our Richmond House gym is also used for teaching. Here, students will learn more about exercise induction and delivery as well as conducting a variety of assessments. UCB’s Human Performance Laboratory is used for undergraduate teaching, data collection for research projects and sport and exercise consultancy. Additionally, there are two sports injury/massage clinics where the University's Sports Therapy students offer a variety of services to professional athletes, students and members of the public. Students are trained to assess and treat patients with musculoskeletal injuries and deliver services such as massage and rehabilitation courses. + **What about the future?** A wide variety of roles in the exercise, health and wellness sectors will be open to you on successful completion of the course. Career paths include: + Strength and conditioning (preparation towards UK Strength and Conditioning Association accreditation is included in the course) + Fitness industry + Self-employment/business owner + Personal training + Sports nutritionist + Teaching (with PGCE)

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,Birmingham
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,076
  • England Year 1 £9,076
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,076
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,076
  • Wales Year 1 £9,076
  • International Year 1 £9,700