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BSc (Hons) inStrength and Conditioning

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Loughborough University validates this highly practical three-year Strength and Conditioning degree course and provides students with the opportunity to learn the knowledge and practical skills required to be a successful professional within the industry. Strength and conditioning (S&C) are integral to competitive sport, health, and fitness. Our course is designed to provide expert knowledge of strength and conditioning, aligned to industry standards, to prepare you for a job within this fast-growing sector.

Strength and Conditioning Coaches need a unique mix of sports science knowledge, practical expertise and coaching experience, and we have developed our BSc (Hons) Strength and Conditioning degree to prepare you with these skills to enter the industry straight after graduating. You will learn alongside industry experts and gain sought-after skills to improve performance, reduce injury, and support wellbeing across sectors, from children to elite athletes.

Awarded by:Loughborough University

Key Facts

Start Dates:

  • September 2024



Mode of Attendance:

  • Full Time

Course Duration:

3 Years

UCAS Code:


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With many practical and hands-on learning experiences, your learning will be highly applied. Our teaching spaces house specialist facilities for sport students, athlete scholars, and keen researchers, including:

  • The fully equipped Strength and Conditioning and rehabilitation suite features Olympic weightlifting platforms and an anti-gravity treadmill.
  • An industry-standard Sports and Exercise Therapy suite and a Sports Therapy Clinic access.
  • A Biomechanics Suite with a Qualisys 3D motion capture analysis system.
  • State-of-the-art physiology lab allowing for environmental manipulations, physiological analysis, and performance testing.
  • A Foresight golf simulator with video analysis performance data capture.
  • Performance analysis suite allowing for live, real-time capturing and analysis of sports events.
  • World class sports training facilities, including sports halls and artificial pitches.

Our highly experienced industry experts and academics will guide you through your learning, including lectures, seminars, online activities, practical activities, laboratory skills, peer-group learning and independent study.



  • Research and Academic Skills
  • Anatomy for Strength and Conditioning
  • Resistance training in Strength and Conditioning
  • Fundamentals of Sport Exercise Science
  • Principles of Coaching for Strength and Conditioning
  • Field-based techniques in Strength and Conditioning


  • Work Based Placement
  • Research Methods
  • Principles of Weightlifting
  • Athlete Profiling
  • Advanced Topics in Anatomy and Physiology
  • Skill Acquisition in Strength and Conditioning


  • Research Project
  • Periodisation and Programming
  • Talent Identification and Youth Sport
  • Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation and return to performance
  • Biomechanics in Strength and Conditioning
  • Performance Physiology
  • Performance Nutrition


96 UCAS points

GCSEs or equivalent in English Language and Maths at grade 4/C or above.


Following completion of this course, many students have gone on to apply for PGCE or teacher training programmes, or to study at master’s (MSc/MA) level. Others gain employment within professional sport.

Course Costs

Programme Costs (Per Year):

  • Full Time (FT):

  • UK / EU Residents: £8,950
  • Non EU: £12,500

The fees and information stated on this page are for the 2023/24 academic year and may change for the 2024/25 academic year. We will update fee and course information for 2024/25 as soon as it is available.

You may have to pay additional costs during your studies. A summary of the costs that you may be expected to pay, and what is included, while studying a course within the sports department are listed below:

  • DBS checks, where required, are included in the fees.
  • The cost of all assessments at first attempt are included in your course fees, but if you do not pass at first attempt, you will be responsible for resit fees at a cost of £40 per module.
  • Field trips are available throughout your programme. Whilst these are not compulsory to complete the degree programme, where a field trip is present costs are normally covered but you are expected to make a contribution towards food, which varies depending on duration of the trip.
  • The department runs a number of additional visits/ workshops/ qualifications for which students are not usually asked for payment. A refundable deposit may be required which is normally around £20. The deposit is refunded upon attendance/ successful completion of the course. There may be some food and drink costs and you should budget for day trips, which will vary depending on duration and venue.
  • All work is electronically submitted, however you will need to provide a printed copy of your final dissertation and a poster. The estimated cost for this is around £20-£25 per student in the final year.
  • You are required to purchase departmental kit for practical activities associated with your course (e.g. coaching, lab sessions, fitness testing). The price will be around £30-£100 depending on items ordered.

Please click here for a full breakdown of our fees policy

Find out more about the course costs and Financial Support available, or contact our Undergraduate Admission Team for more information.


Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information contained on this website is correct, the College accepts no liability for any errors or omissions. Please note that details are subject to change without notice with regard to the provision of courses, course times and dates and the fees and charges levied.

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