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Leeds Trinity University

Strength and Conditioning

UCAS Code: C6C3

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

112

GCSEs in English language, maths and science at grade C or 4 (or higher) will be required

93%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Sport and exercise sciences

Sports therapy

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. Its a growing area, with demand for strength and conditioning coaches increasing rapidly.On this course, youll work towards the key requirements for strength and conditioning coaches a degree in sport and exercise sciences that will help you develop the knowledge youll need to become accredited by the UK Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA).Youll study the core components of sport and exercise sciences, including psychology, physiology, biomechanics, and research methods. But unlike other sport and exercise sciences courses, youll also learn the practical techniques required to become a strength and conditioning coach.Youll explore a range of theories and concepts, but most importantly, youll develop key laboratory skills in a range of disciplines in order to improve the performance of athletes.Putting theory into practice, youll complete two professional work placements. You can complete your placements in the UK or abroad, and youll have the opportunity to volunteer or study abroad as part of your degree.Youll 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 youll 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. Youll 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. Youll 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.

Modules

You will study a range of modules on this course, including: Research Methods, Performance Analysis, Critical Thinking Skills, Professional Development and Placement, Physiology of Training, Strength and Conditioning in practice, Performance Physiology, Sports Injury and Applied Strength and Conditioning.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leeds Trinity University

Department:

Sport and Physical Education

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

81%
med
Sport and exercise sciences
81%
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Sports therapy

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sport and exercise sciences

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

91%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
97%
Course specific equipment and facilities
81%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
74%
Male students
26%
Female students
49%
2:1 or above
16%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

E
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sport and exercise sciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£15,142
low
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
98%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

25%
Sports and fitness occupations
16%
Childcare and related personal services
13%
Teaching and educational professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

One of the fastest growing subjects in the country, the number of sports science graduates went from under 3,000 in 2003 to over 10,000 in 2013. Numbers have fallen slightly since 2015, but we still have over 9,000 graduates in the subject. However, the good news is the country's appetite for good health and fitness - and the adaptability of graduates in the subject - means that sports science grads are less likely than average to be out of work. Sports science graduates, not surprisingly, tend to get jobs in sport, fitness and health - coaching and teaching especially - but they're found all over the economy. Management and business are also popular options for graduates from this subject — and sports science graduates are particularly found where drive, determination and physical fitness are an advantage.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Sport and exercise sciences

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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