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D-299
Strength & Conditioning

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

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This course covers areas such as sports nutrition, sports psychology, sports injuries, and coaching technology.


 
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This is our flagship award. The Bachelor of Arts in Strength and Conditioning is a Level 7 award. It is a 180 credit degree award. The BA in Strength and Conditioning has now become a most attractive and popular sport coaching award. It consists of 18 modules in total. It combines the six modules of the PFCS, the additional six of the Higher Certificate in Strength and Conditioning and the final 6 modules of the degree.

The final six modules are at Level 7 of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). The final six modules include:

  • Sports Nutrition
  • Sports Psychology
  • Medical Conditions and Sports Injuries
  • Sports Specific Study
  • Coaching Technology
  • Programme Management


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  • Postgraduate study - Masters and Doctoral degrees
  • Sporting clubs and organisations (amateur to elite level)
  • Individual athletes
  • Fitness centres
  • Gyms
  • Sporting societies
  • Personal training and gym instruction



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