Strength and conditioning coaches need a unique mix of scientific knowledge, practical experience and coaching experience, drawing knowledge from a wide range of disciplines. You will learn practical skills at our USW Sport Park, using the same tools and equipment used to train and assess professional athletes in the modern sports arena. The strength and conditioning course comprises a range of teaching and learning methods, including formal lectures, practical workshops, and critically, applied practical experience. Given the applied nature of the industry, each aspect of the course is underpinned by extensive practical experience in the hands on delivery of strength and conditioning, an essential capacity for employment in the field. The strength and conditioning course will be primarily delivered at the USW Sport Park which has a state-of-the-art strength and conditioning centre as well as a large sports hall, teaching rooms, performance analysis suite, outdoor pitches, 3G and all weather surface. Students can also access the specialist anatomy, physiology and biomechanics suites at the University’s Glyntaff campus. Thanks to continued investment, early 2018 will see a new specialist centre for strength and conditioning with 12 lifting platforms and providing a high performance environment for aspiring athletes. Our full-size indoor 3G pitch is built to the Fifa Pro standard and World Rugby 22 standard. It will guarantee training all year round for our rugby, football and coaching students. We are the only university in England and Wales to oﬀer this facility. Our facilities are regularly used by international professional teams, such as the Wales national football team and Cardiff City Football Club, as well as the touring New Zealand, South Africa and Australia rugby squads. This confirms the high quality of our equipment.