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Sport Science: Strength and Conditioning

UCEN Manchester

UCAS Code: C600 | Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

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2.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Sport and exercise sciences

As sport participation rates are forecast to increase over the coming years, the study of sports science and specifically strength and conditioning is becoming more and more important. Now is the perfect time to complete this Foundation Degree with us and develop the skills that will help you enjoy a rewarding career in the industry.

Focusing on the three main disciplines of sport science – Physiology, Biomechanics and Psychology – as identified by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES), you’ll look at the principles of training, exploring how sports performance is affected by these factors in both theoretical and practical tests.

The programme benefits from state-of-the-art sports laboratory, strength and conditioning and sports coaching suites, equipment and facilities, including:
- Sports laboratory catering for physiological analysis including Cortex Metalyzer Gas Analysis, Douglas Bag Gas Analysis, Blood Lactate, Cholesterol and Glucose measurement and Wattbike Cycle Ergometer

- Fully equipped strength and conditioning suite with Olympic lifting equipment and video technology as well as resistance and cardio-vascular equipment

- Sports hall catering for a plethora of sports such as football, basketball, and badminton with stadium seating and video analysis equipment

- Performance analysis suite for conducting match analysis

- Outdoor playing fields and astro turf

Along with studying the biochemistry of sport and exercise, you’ll also learn about the theory behind applied strength and conditioning techniques including biomechanics, and complete practical assignments to understand this subject in more detail inline with the UK Strength and Conditioning Association occupational standards. Each topic will prepare you with the knowledge and skills to succeed in a sports science related role. This course is validated by Manchester Metropolitan University.

Modules

Examples of current modules-

Year 1
Principles of Training
Professional Academic Development
Foundations of Anatomy and Biomechanics
Foundations of Psychology and Motor Learning

Year 2
Applied Strength and Conditioning Techniques
Exercise Physiology and Adaptations
Practice-based Research
Nutrition and Biochemistry for Sport and Exercise Science

Assessment methods

Year 1
25% practical
38% portfolio/ assignment
25% presentation
12% examination

Year 2
50% assignment
25% presentation/video
25% examination

The Uni


Course location:

Openshaw Campus

Department:

Sport (SPS)

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