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University of Gloucestershire

Sports Strength and Conditioning

UCAS Code: C611
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Sport & exercise science
Student score
81% MED
% employed or in further study
98% MED
Average graduate salary
£16.1k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

BBC at A levels or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

DMM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.

UCAS tariff points

Use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

No1 Strength and Conditioning* course in the UK for student satisfaction (Unistats 2016) *BSc full-time 3 year degree. Push top athletes to their peak performance in our purpose-built strength and conditioning facilities. You will have opportunities to gain first-rate experience through our links with professional sports teams such as our All Golds Rugby League team, Bristol Rugby Academy and Gloucestershire County Cricket Club, as well as our university sport scholars.


You'll learn to undertake needs analysis on athletes, implement testing procedures and design periodised training programmes. You'll also be given the opportunity to gain experience through a work placement linked to your career goals. Students have completed placements with the Swiss Netball Team, Bristol Rugby Academy, Swindon Town Football Club and Gloucestershire County Cricket Club. Over half of your learning will be focused on specialist strength and conditioning practices. Optional modules mean you can pursue your interests in areas such as nutrition, sports injuries or performance analysis.

University of Gloucestershire


After nearly 200 years of teaching, the University of Gloucestershire offers cutting edge facilities in the beautiful, historic locations of Cheltenham and Gloucester. With innovative courses in sports, business, education, humanities, arts and the sciences, we are constantly developing new methods of teaching and learning with a focus on sustainability and employability.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 89%
Student score 81% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
1% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
33% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
21% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
349 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
67% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
15% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 98% MED
Average graduate salary £16.1k LOW
Graduates who are health associate professionals


Graduates who are childcare and related personal services


Graduates who are sports and fitness occupations


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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.
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