City College Plymouth

FdSc Strength Conditioning and Sports Coaching

A friendly, supportive higher education community is what we’re all about. Small classes. Personal tuition. Dedicated and enthusiastic tutors and lecturers delivering courses designed with employers. And it’s all in partnership with Plymouth University. 

UCAS tariff
180
UCAS course code
C609
Institution code
P60
Duration
2 years
Start date
September 2014
Course type
Full-time
Location
City College Plymouth

Course details

  • Year 1
  • Core modules
    • PSCFD112 Building Stronger Athletes

      This module allows students to explore mechanisms for injury prevention and understand rehabilitation practices in relation to the strength & conditioners role.

    • PSCFD105 Coaching Process & Practise

      This module will examine the coaching process in both a theoretical & practical situation.

    • PSCFD115 Exercise Physiology

      Exercise physiology will give the students an in depth knowledge of the relationship between the Anatomy and Physiology of the human body and exercise.

    • PSCFD106 Physiological Testing of Athletes

      This module will be laboratory based & will explore the protocols of a range of Physiological testing.

    • PSCFD113 Practical Training Techniques for Strength & Conditioning Coaches

      An introduction into the practical training techniques that underpin the strength conditioning profession.

    • PSCFD114 Programme Design for Elite Performance

      An in-depth study of programme design concepts to include differing periodization models.

  • Final year
  • Core modules
    • PSCFD223 Advanced Exercise Physiology

      Advanced Exercise Physiology will further examine anatomical and physiological principles in relation to exercise and strength & conditioning.

    • PSCFD222 Advanced Strength & Conditioning Training Concepts

      In depth investigation of advanced strength & conditioning training techniques.

    • PSCFD224 Biomechanics of Sport

      An introduction into the uses of performance analysis/biomechanics and the advantages & disadvantages it has on sport performance.

    • PSCFD221 Contemporary Issues in Strength & Conditioning

      This module will offer students the opportunity to present seminars on the latest research available from the strength & conditioning field.

    • STFD227 Research Design & Evaluation

      This module enables students to identify a range of different research methods, processes and considerations which are central in conducting a research project in their academic or professional discipline.

    • STFD236 Sports Nutrition

      Students will explore various dietary manipulation techniques and a range of sports nutrition ergogenic aids in relation to sports performance and promote recovery.

The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.

Fees & funding

As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.

How to apply

All applications for undergraduate courses are made through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). 

UCAS will ask for the information contained in the box at the top of this course page including the UCAS course code and the institution code. 

Apply for this course on the UCAS website.

For more information about submitting an application including application deadline dates, please visit the UCAS website.

Further study & progression routes

Completing this course enables you to progress onto these related courses and programmes with Plymouth University.

*Your progression route application must be submitted by 15th January the year you wish to continue with your studies and is subject to availability.

Our partnership with City College Plymouth

We know how important it is to land that first job after you graduate. We know you might want to learn in your local area. We know you may want to study a specialist degree – using unique facilities – that’s not available nationally. Which is why, through our Academic Partnerships, we collaborate with regional, national and international partners to create a hands-on learning experience that simply can’t be found on large university campuses. 

With 15 partner colleges and two partner institutions, the great work we’ve done with our partners won us the Queen’s Anniversary prize. And in 2005, we were awarded a £4.5 million grant to carry on the good work.

So, you get the best of both worlds. A supportive learning environment as part of a close-knit community, and a university-level qualification awarded by us. And, as well as the facilities and services your college provides, we’ll give you all the additional support and resources you need. You’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

One of our partners delivers this course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and full information on what student life is like there. 
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Institution code
P60
UCAS code
C609
Campus code
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Open days

Partner college open days

This course is run at one of our partner colleges. Open days are held at the college and more details of these can be found on the college website. You'll find contact details below, on this page.

Plymouth University open days

You are also very welcome to attend a Plymouth University open day, to get a flavour of the courses you can progress to from a partner college. There will however be limited information on this specific course and college.

Studying with City College Plymouth

Just one-and-a-half miles from Plymouth University, we’re one of the largest colleges in the South West, with two main sites linked by shuttle buses, with a dynamic Students’ Union and Student Liaison Team.

Find out more about studying at City College Plymouth