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Course details

Subject area

Sport, Health and Physical Education

UCAS tariff points

104

Start date(s)

2020, 2021

Placements

Yes

Study abroad

Yes

Study mode(s)

Full time (3 years)

Course overview

Are you passionate about helping people realise their sporting potential? This course is a scientifically focussed degree pathway with substantial practical and vocational themes in strength and conditioning.

Over the last decade the role of the strength and conditioning coach has grown substantially. Graduates with a background in strength and conditioning have the potential to work in performance sport as well as with general populations.

The Student Contract

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About this course

You’ll study modules in strength and conditioning in each of the three years of study alongside a broad range of modules related to sport and exercise science.

You’ll use industry leading technology in the analysis of sport in our dedicated Sports Science Laboratory, Motion Capture Suite and Strength and Conditioning Suite.

You’ll study the core components of sport and exercise sciences, including psychology, physiology, biomechanics and research methods. Unlike many other sport and exercise sciences courses, you’ll also learn the practical techniques required to become a strength and conditioning coach. You’ll explore a range of theories and concepts, but you’ll also develop key laboratory skills in a range of disciplines in order to improve the performance of athletes.

By the time you graduate, you’ll not only be ready for a successful career in the sports industry, you’ll also have been able to develop highly transferable business and management skills that will prepare you for a wide range of graduate roles.

This course is endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) - the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK.

Why study with us?

  • Develop a wide range of skills underpinned by a scientific approach.
  • Apply what you’ve learnt in practical workshops and professional work placements.
  • Choose your path. At the end of the first year, you can continue with Strength and Conditioning or transfer to Sport and Exercise Sciences giving you flexibility in your career options. 

Modules

The module details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

Students will study a combination of core and option modules across their three or four years of study.

Modules by Year

Foundation Year

Core modules (students are required to take):

  • Academic Skills and Studying with Confidence
  • Project
  • Being Healthy in a Modern World
  • Introduction to Sport and Exercise

You will only study these modules if you are studying for the degree with Sport and Health foundation year (4 years)

Year 1

Core modules (students are required to take):

  • Introduction to Sport Psychology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Performance Analysis
  • Techniques in Strength and Conditioning
  • Ethics, Society and Employability

Students are also required to choose one option module from:

  • Exercise Psychology
  • Health and Fitness
Year 2

Core modules (students are required to take):

  • Biomechanical Analysis of Performance
  • Strength and Conditioning in Practice
  • Sport Psychology: Theory to Practice
  • Research Methods
  • Physiology of Training*

Students are also required to choose one option module from:

  • Professional Development and Placement
  • Volunteering in SHN

*There are pre-requisites for these modules

 

Year 3

Core modules (students are required to take):

  • Advanced Nutrition for Sport and Exercise
  • Applied Strength and Conditioning
  • Dissertation

Students are also required to choose two option modules from:

  • Performance Physiology
  • Applied Biomechanics and Movement Analysis*
  • Sports Injury
  • Physical Activity and Behaviour Change    
  • Professional Learning through Work
  • Exercise Referral*

*There are pre-requisites for these modules

 

 

Learning and teaching

At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and a personal approach to helping you achieve your academic and professional potential. We have a strong tradition of supporting student employability, with relevant skills embedded in the curriculum.

The key themes of our strategy are:

  • student confidence
  • professionalism
  • social responsibility.

To help you achieve your potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and real-world activities. This approach ensures that you fully engage in shaping your own learning, developing your critical thinking and reflective skills so that you can identify your own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape your own development.

For over 50 years, we have developed a strong reputation for the quality of our teaching.

We believe the secret to great learning and teaching is simple: it is about creating an inclusive learning experience that allows all students to thrive through:

  • Personalised support
  • Expert lecturers
  • Strong connections with employers
  • An international outlook
  • The right tools and technology
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Assessment

A variety of assessment methods are used, matched to the learning outcomes for your programme, to enable you to demonstrate the full range of knowledge and skills that you have developed.

For more details on specific assessment methods for this course contact hello@leedstrinity.ac.uk

Entry Requirements

Leeds Trinity University is committed to recruiting students with talent and potential and who we feel will benefit greatly from their academic and non-academic experiences here. We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.

The following information is designed to give you a general overview of the qualifications we accept. If you are taking qualifications that are not included below, please contact our Admissions Office who will be happy to advise you.

QualificationGrade
UCAS tariff104
GCSE requirementsGrade C or above/grade 4 or higher in English Language, Maths and Science.
Typical A Level offerBCC
BTECMMM

Student Finance

UK & EU Students:

Tuition fees cost £9,250 a year for this course in 2020/2021.

Part-time tuition fees will be pro-rated accordingly to the number of credits you're studying. Depending on government policy, tuition fees may rise with inflation in future years.

Tuition fees for 2021/22 entry will be set in summer 2020.

Living costs, e.g. accommodation, travel, food, will also need to be taken into consideration.

Leeds Trinity offers a range of bursaries and scholarships to help support students while you study.

International Students:

Tuition fees cost £12,000 per year for this course starting in 2020/21. Part-time study is not available for international students on a Tier 4 Student Visa. 

Additional costs

We advise students to budget for the following in addition to annual tuition fees:

  • Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own.
  • Field trips may occur during this course and they will be either fully or partly subsidised by the University. More details will be provided at the start of the course.
  • You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure.
  • The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online

How to apply

For full-time undergraduate courses, you apply through UCAS. That's the University and Colleges Admissions Service.

On your application form, you'll need to know our institution code - it's L24 - and the course code. If you click through to the UCAS website using the button below, it'll take you to the right place with all the information you need.

You'll also need to write a personal statement - we've prepared a guide to help you.

There's lots more information about the application process on the UCAS website, or you can get in touch with our admissions team who will be happy to help:

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Professional placements

Our students have completed placements at a range of professional sports clubs including Castleford Tigers Rugby League Club, Leeds United Football Club and Leeds Rhinos Rugby League Club, as well as with organisations including primary and secondary schools, Human Kinetics publishers and local authority health and wellbeing services.

Career opportunities

You’ll have the opportunity to graduate with the skills, knowledge and confidence to work in a wide range of sports industry roles. Many of our graduates work in elite sport as strength and conditioning coaches, but others have been successful in teaching, coaching, business and marketing roles thanks to the transferable skills they’ve developed throughout the course.

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