This course is designed to help you in your development to becoming an effective strength and conditioning coach. Based in Northampton, we have three professional sports clubs in the town and the University is surrounded by Olympic and Paralympic feeder clubs enabling you to develop skills and experience as an applied practitioner. This course will facilitate your accreditation from relevant strength and conditioning awarding bodies (UKSCA and NSCA). Our staff are actively involved in providing support to a range of elite athletes and clubs, enabling you to apply your practice and develop your network.
This is a practical based course; stimulating, well-structured and research-informed covering a range of areas. You’ll explore the science behind strength and conditioning, work with a range of athletes, develop training techniques and coaching skills, learn applied training methods and the assessment and management of injury. The practical elements of the degree make use of purpose-built strength and conditioning gym and laboratories to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills associated with strength and conditioning.
The course will examine advanced and current aspects of strength and conditioning – exploring the science behind S&C – such as the development of strength, speed and power. The practical training sessions are designed to help you develop the skills and knowledge required to become an applied practitioner. The course will culminate with you conducting a research project, allowing you to demonstrate an advanced understanding of the research process. You will complete the project with the intention of submitting your findings to relevant conferences and journals for publication.
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