Key Information

Full-time

3 years

Typical Offer

BBC (112 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 3 A levels)

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

UCAS Code

C603

Course Code

SESSCSUB

Key Information

Full-time

3 years

Typical Offer

BBC (112 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 3 A levels)

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

UCAS Code

C603

Course Code

SESSCSUB

BSc (Hons) Strength and Conditioning in Sport BSc (Hons) Strength and Conditioning in Sport

Sport and Exercise Sciences at Lincoln is ranked in the top 20 in the UK for overall student satisfaction according to the National Student Survey 2020 (out of 79 ranking institutions).

Key Information

Full-time

3 years

Typical Offer

BBC (112 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 3 A levels)

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

UCAS Code

C603

Course Code

SESSCSUB

Key Information

Full-time

3 years

Typical Offer

BBC (112 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 3 A levels)

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

UCAS Code

C603

Course Code

SESSCSUB

Teaching and Learning During COVID-19

The current COVID-19 pandemic has meant that at Lincoln we are making changes to our teaching and learning approach and to our campus, to ensure that students and staff can enjoy a safe and positive learning experience here at Lincoln.

From autumn 2020 our aim is to provide an on-campus learning experience. Our intention is that teaching will be delivered through a mixture of face-to-face and online sessions. There will be social activities in place for students - all in line with appropriate social distancing and fully adhering to any changes in government guidance as our students' safety is our primary concern.

We want to ensure that your Lincoln experience is as positive, exciting and enjoyable as possible as you embark on the next phase of your life. COVID-19 has encouraged us to review our practices and, as a result, to take the opportunity to find new ways to enhance the Lincoln experience. It has challenged us to find innovative new approaches to supporting students' learning and social interactions. These learning experiences, which blend digital and face-to-face, will be vital in helping to prepare our students for a 21st Century workplace.

Of course at Lincoln, personal tutoring is key to our delivery, providing every student with a dedicated tutor to support them throughout their time here at the University. Smaller class sizes mean our academic staff can engage with each student as an individual, and work with them to enhance their strengths. In this environment we hope that students have more opportunities for discussion and engagement and get to know each other better.

Course learning outcomes are vital to prepare you for your future and we aim to utilise this mix of face-to-face and online teaching to deliver these. Students benefit from and enjoy fieldtrips and placements and, whilst it is currently hard to predict the availability of these, we are working hard and with partners and will aspire to offer these wherever possible - obviously in compliance with whatever government guidance is in place at the time.

We are utilising a range of different digital tools for teaching including our dedicated online managed learning environment. All lectures for larger groups will be delivered online using interactive software and a range of different formats. We aim to make every contact count and seminars and small group sessions will maximise face-to-face interaction. Practicals, workshops, studio sessions and performance-based sessions are planned to be delivered face-to-face, in a socially distanced way with appropriate PPE.

The University of Lincoln is a top 20 TEF Gold University and we have won awards for our approach to teaching and learning, our partnerships and industry links, and the opportunities these provide for our students. Our aim is that our online and socially distanced delivery during this COVID-19 pandemic is engaging and that students can interact with their tutors and each other and contribute to our academic community.

As and when restrictions start to lift, we aim to deliver an increasing amount of face-to-face teaching and external engagements, depending on each course. Safety will continue to be our primary focus and we will respond to any changing circumstances as they arise to ensure our community is supported. More information about the specific approaches for each course will be shared when teaching starts.

Of course as you start a new academic year it will be challenging but we will be working with you every step of the way. For all our students new and established, we look forward to welcoming you to our vibrant community this Autumn. If you have any questions please visit our FAQs or contact us on 01522 886644.

Dr Thomas Gee - Programme Leader

Dr Thomas Gee - Programme Leader

Dr Gee's research interests include the acute and longitudinal effects of strength training on performance and health in both athletic and sedentary populations. He actively provides strength and conditioning support to athletes based at the University and the local area and has achieved UKSCA accredited strength and conditioning coach status.

School Staff List

Welcome to BSc (Hons) Strength and Conditioning in Sport

Strength and Conditioning in Sport brings together the application of sports and exercise science to maximise the physical preparation and coaching of sports performers.

Lincoln’s BSc (Hons) Strength and Conditioning in Sport degree offers students the opportunity to develop knowledge, understanding, and practical skills in applied strength and conditioning, physiology, biomechanics, and nutrition.

It aims to prepare students to provide strength and conditioning support to athletes and work in the University’s Strength and Conditioning Clinic. A number of professional qualifications are integrated into the curriculum that students may choose to undertake alongside their degree at no extra cost. These include Gym Instruction, Personal Training, and Exercise Referral.

Students have access to specialist equipment in the University’s Human Performance Centre which contains a fully-equipped strength and conditioning training facility, specialised laboratories, and an 'endless pool'. These facilities provide students with an opportunity to engage in applied work, and increase their practical experience. The University’s on-campus Sports Centre also provides facilities including five-a-side football pitches, squash courts, basketball courts, hockey pitches, trampolines, and a well-equipped gym.

A number of staff within the School of Sport and Exercise Science are nationally accredited as strength and conditioning specialists and are actively involved in the delivery of ongoing strength and conditioning support to both University of Lincoln Sports Bursary athletes, and external athletes visiting the School for consultancy.

Throughout their studies, students may have opportunities to work with academic staff on research and contribute to consultancy projects. Academics from the School of Sport and Exercise Science are engaged in strength and conditioning-related research, and regularly present at conferences. Students are encouraged to demonstrate their own research in collaboration with staff and showcase their work at national conferences, such as the annual British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Student Conference and the UK Strength and Conditioning Association Conference.

This course provides an opportunity to acquire a critical understanding of the knowledge and practical competencies required by strength and conditioning professionals. Key concepts are presented throughout the three years, with deepening layers of complexity.

Welcome to BSc (Hons) Strength and Conditioning in Sport

Strength and Conditioning in Sport brings together the application of sports and exercise science to maximise the physical preparation of athletes.

This degree offers students the opportunity to develop knowledge, understanding, and practical skills in applied strength and conditioning, physiology, biomechanics, and nutrition.

It aims to prepare students to provide strength and conditioning support to athletes, and work in the University’s Strength and Conditioning Clinic. A number of professional qualifications are integrated into the curriculum that students may choose to undertake alongside their degree at no extra cost. These include Gym Instruction, Personal Training, and Exercise Referral.

How You Study

The course is designed to develop students’ critical understanding of the knowledge and practical competencies required by strength and conditioning professionals. Key concepts are presented over the three years, with deepening layers of complexity.

Applied assessments and work placements provide opportunities for students to experience real-life work scenarios, and are designed to develop the skills needed to succeed in a range of sports-related careers.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.

Find out More

How You Study

The course is designed to develop students’ critical understanding of the knowledge and practical competencies required by strength and conditioning professionals. Key concepts are presented over the three years, with deepening layers of complexity.

Applied assessments and work placements provide opportunities for students to experience real-life work scenarios, and are designed to develop the skills needed to succeed in a range of sports-related careers.

Modules can include Foundations in Strength and Conditioning; Fundamentals of Human Physiology; Applied Exercise Physiology; Nutrition for Health and Performance; Advanced Strength and Conditioning; and Advanced Biomechanical Analysis.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.

Find out More

An Introduction to Your Modules

Module Overview

This module seeks to examine the mechanics of human movement, identifying the internal and external forces acting on the human body and the effects of these forces. Particular emphasis will be placed on applying the theoretical principles of biomechanics to sport and exercise. The specific objectives are to: - Provide an opportunity to develop an understanding of the basic principles of biomechanics. - Investigate the relationship between the theoretical principles of biomechanics and sports performance. - Introduce students to the basic laboratory techniques for the biomechanical assessment of motion.

Module Overview

This module introduces the key terminology and the scientific principles in human nutrition, metabolism and digestion. Importantly, both structure and function of all essential nutrients are covered alongside recommendations on dietary reference values (DRVs) for the population. Furthermore, basic molecular and cell biology are incorporated to better understand current and future developments in this field. Practical components will explore public health guidance on nutrition including, estimating portion sizing, food labelling and food choice education/skills training.

Module Overview

This module aims to provide an introduction to key concepts within strength and conditioning in order for students to develop a foundation of knowledge. Context for the field of strength and conditioning will be addressed, introducing relevant professional bodies. Course content aims to cover the role, scope of practice and code of conduct of the strength and conditioning coach. Fundamental elements of athlete training will be introduced from both theoretical and practical perspectives.

Module Overview

This module aims to provide the opportunity for students to develop a basic knowledge of the structure and function of the human body. The module seeks to focus on anatomical, biochemical and physiological integration necessary for human movement production. Initial examination aims to develop an understanding of structures and processes relating to biological energy processing and systems, and the relationship between anatomical structures and physical functions. Students have the opportunity to develop an integrated systems approach to human movement, examining endocrine, neural and muscular functions required for movement initiation.

Module Overview

On this module, students have the opportunity to develop useful study skills for the sport and exercise scientist and benefit from an introduction to the underpinning concepts of scientific study and research methods. This module aims to enable students to benefit fully from the higher education learning environment and develop their reflective practice, alongside an understanding of the philosophy of science as related to scientific study in sport and exercise.

Module Overview

This module aims to enable students to build on practical knowledge and skills gained at level one within the Biomechanical Basis of Human Movement module. It aims to include a discussion of how to assess human movement through different kinetic, kinematic and performance analysis techniques and the delivery of application of theoretical concepts to practical sport assessment. The specific objectives are to: - Introduce advanced theoretical concepts. - Apply these concepts to the practical assessment of human movement, with a particular emphasis on sports performance. - Provide an opportunity to develop competency in using specialist biomechanical equipment and software. - Apply performance analysis strategies and theory to the assessment of individual and team sports.

Module Overview

This module aims to build and expand on prior knowledge of the foundations of strength and conditioning. There is an increased emphasis on the application of theoretical knowledge and developing the student’s strength and conditioning coaching skills. Outreach work is ingrained in the form of a placement, whereby students will spend a dedicated amount of time working in the local community with an athlete or group of athletes. This can provide a key insight and experience of delivering athlete support in the applied setting. Please note that students who undertake a work placement are responsible for their own travel, accommodation and meal costs.

Module Overview

This module aims to build directly on the key research concepts delivered at level one, as well as seeking to provide an introduction to a wide range of methodologies applicable to exercise, physical activity, health and sport performance research. Students have an opportunity to undertake independent research activities to develop their analytical skills through applied evidence-based practice.

Module Overview

This module aims to give students the opportunity to consolidate and expand their knowledge of the foundations of sport physiology developed at level one, by encouraging the application of the fundamental principles of anatomy and physiology. There is an emphasis on practical skills development with the aim of enabling students to evaluate responses to exercise in a laboratory and field environment. Students have the opportunity to apply the generic principles of sports physiology to different athletic groups in order to develop an appreciation of suitable methods of fitness development and adaptations to training prescription.

Module Overview

The aim of this module is to examine the relationship between physical activity and health, understanding the health problems that are caused by inactivity and their pathophysiology. Students can learn both the risks and benefits of physical activity, understanding the contraindications to exercise for a range of special population groups. Students will be supported in the measurement of health-related fitness for sedentary individuals and make suitable recommendations for exercise in order to benefit health.

Module Overview

This module aims to enable students to develop an understanding of the underpinning theory and skills required to be able to competently instruct different modalities of exercise pertaining to free weight exercises and cardiovascular/resistance machines.

Module Overview

The Nutrition for Health and Performance module seeks to further develop the knowledge and skills required for students to effectively assess the diet and nutritional status of a client. The module will explore a range of dietary intake measures, body composition assessment methods and dietary analysis software tools, as well the relative strengths and weaknesses of associated methods and tools. Importantly, the practical elements of this module will allow students to develop the interpersonal/relationship building skills required for effective client interaction in performance nutrition and/or health contexts.

Module Overview

Students from the School of Sport and Exercise Science can enroll at partner institutions in the USA during the third year of their undergraduate degree programme*. It is anticipated that partner institutions in other countries will be added in the near future. The Study Abroad Initiative is available to those who have successfully completed years 1 and 2 of their degree and enables students to spend a year studying overseas during what would be their third year of study. During the year abroad, students will not pay a tuition fee to either the University of Lincoln or their host university. Students will be responsible for their travel and accommodation costs in addition to their normal living costs throughout the year. Where applicable, visa costs will also need to be covered by the student. Students will then return to the University of Lincoln to complete the final year of their degree. The initiative enables students to experience their subject from a different perspective and to explore different societies and cultures. *Only a limited number of places are available

Module Overview

This optional placement year will provide students with the opportunity to practice full-time in a professional sport setting*, with the aim of enhancing the student's practical skills and level of employability. The placement will also provide the student with the opportunity to practically apply the skills and knowledge developed on their prior modules within a 'real-life' sport and exercise science and/or strength and conditioning context. Due to the nature of placement it will be of particular relevance to those students targeting a career in the applied support of professional athletes. *Only a limited number of placements are available

Module Overview

This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop an advanced knowledge of concepts within strength and conditioning, promote critical evaluation of current research topics and training methods and further refine and develop coaching practice. Students will have the opportunity to develop a comprehensive knowledge of the periodisation and planning of strength and conditioning training for athletes, and the opportunity to develop a critical understanding of advanced strength and conditioning training methods and current research trends.

Module Overview

The Dissertation module provides an opportunity for an in-depth study of a particular topic and to demonstrate original and critical thought.

Module Overview

This optional module provides students with an opportunity to develop their ability to carry out independent research and consultancy activities in the area of sport and exercise biomechanics. Seeking to build upon the knowledge gained at previous levels, this module introduces specialised techniques to assess performance and the wider issues surrounding support work. The specific objectives of the module are to: - Provide an opportunity to develop proficiency in the use of advanced quantitative biomechanical systems to analyse and evaluate human performance. - Provide the opportunity to develop an advanced understanding of the use of biomechanics in supporting and developing performance within elite athletes. - Critically analyse recent and possible future developments in sports biomechanics.

Module Overview

This optional module aims to draw upon prior knowledge and practical experience in sport and exercise nutrition and sport physiology. The specific objectives of this module are to: - Integrate these disciplines to enhance understanding of the demands of sport and exercise upon nutritional requirements. - Provide an opportunity to develop an understanding of the relationship between the health requirements of daily nutritional intake and optimal sports performance. - Provide the opportunity to develop practical skills for the assessment of nutritional intake, hydration status, energy balance and body composition. - Improve ability to translate individual nutritional needs of different sports performers into appropriate dietary strategies and daily nutritional prescription.

Module Overview

This optional module aims to encourage students to apply knowledge and understanding of the physiological systems active during exercise, at fatigue and following training, to the performance and specific requirements of different high-performance athletes. The specific objectives of this module are to: - Provide the opportunity to develop an understanding and experience of physiological intervention and sports science support models as accepted tools for the performance development of the elite athlete. - Provide the opportunity to gain relevant vocational experience in relation to physiological assessment and training prescription. - Prepare students academically and vocationally for future work in terms of knowledge, planning, understanding, research and assessment.

Module Overview

This elective module aims to explore the prescription of exercise to benefit specific medical conditions. It draws upon the theoretical issues and practical skills delivered at level two when exploring physical activity and health. Students have the opportunity to employ vocationally relevant skills in the health assessment of a client, designing and delivering an exercise programme to benefit a specified medical condition. Students can explore healthcare systems, critically examining roles and responsibilities and the use of evaluation. This optional module includes a placement that is linked to the module assessment. Students who choose to take this module will be responsible for their travel, accommodation and general living costs during the placement.

Module Overview

This interdisciplinary module is designed to build on prior knowledge of exercise instruction, and the anatomical and physiological processes of sport and exercise physiology related to the planning, prescription and delivery of a specific exercise programme.

† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

An Introduction to Your Modules

Module Overview

This module seeks to examine the mechanics of human movement, identifying the internal and external forces acting on the human body and the effects of these forces. Particular emphasis will be placed on applying the theoretical principles of biomechanics to sport and exercise. The specific objectives are to: - Provide an opportunity to develop an understanding of the basic principles of biomechanics. - Investigate the relationship between the theoretical principles of biomechanics and sports performance. - Introduce students to the basic laboratory techniques for the biomechanical assessment of motion.

Module Overview

This module introduces the key terminology and the scientific principles in human nutrition, metabolism and digestion. Importantly, both structure and function of all essential nutrients are covered alongside recommendations on dietary reference values (DRVs) for the population. Furthermore, basic molecular and cell biology are incorporated to better understand current and future developments in this field. Practical components will explore public health guidance on nutrition including, estimating portion sizing, food labelling and food choice education/skills training.

Module Overview

This module aims to provide an introduction to key concepts within strength and conditioning in order for students to develop a foundation of knowledge. Context for the field of strength and conditioning will be addressed, introducing relevant professional bodies. Course content aims to cover the role, scope of practice and code of conduct of the strength and conditioning coach. Fundamental elements of athlete training will be introduced from both theoretical and practical perspectives.

Module Overview

This module aims to provide the opportunity for students to develop a basic knowledge of the structure and function of the human body. The module seeks to focus on anatomical, biochemical and physiological integration necessary for human movement production. Initial examination aims to develop an understanding of structures and processes relating to biological energy processing and systems, and the relationship between anatomical structures and physical functions. Students have the opportunity to develop an integrated systems approach to human movement, examining endocrine, neural and muscular functions required for movement initiation.

Module Overview

On this module, students have the opportunity to develop useful study skills for the sport and exercise scientist and benefit from an introduction to the underpinning concepts of scientific study and research methods. This module aims to enable students to benefit fully from the higher education learning environment and develop their reflective practice, alongside an understanding of the philosophy of science as related to scientific study in sport and exercise.

Module Overview

This module aims to enable students to build on practical knowledge and skills gained at level one within the Biomechanical Basis of Human Movement module. It aims to include a discussion of how to assess human movement through different kinetic, kinematic and performance analysis techniques and the delivery of application of theoretical concepts to practical sport assessment. The specific objectives are to: - Introduce advanced theoretical concepts. - Apply these concepts to the practical assessment of human movement, with a particular emphasis on sports performance. - Provide an opportunity to develop competency in using specialist biomechanical equipment and software. - Apply performance analysis strategies and theory to the assessment of individual and team sports.

Module Overview

This module aims to build and expand on prior knowledge of the foundations of strength and conditioning. There is an increased emphasis on the application of theoretical knowledge and developing the student’s strength and conditioning coaching skills. Outreach work is ingrained in the form of a placement, whereby students will spend a dedicated amount of time working in the local community with an athlete or group of athletes. This can provide a key insight and experience of delivering athlete support in the applied setting. Please note that students who undertake a work placement are responsible for their own travel, accommodation and meal costs.

Module Overview

This module aims to build directly on the key research concepts delivered at level one, as well as seeking to provide an introduction to a wide range of methodologies applicable to exercise, physical activity, health and sport performance research. Students have an opportunity to undertake independent research activities to develop their analytical skills through applied evidence-based practice.

Module Overview

This module aims to give students the opportunity to consolidate and expand their knowledge of the foundations of sport physiology developed at level one, by encouraging the application of the fundamental principles of anatomy and physiology. There is an emphasis on practical skills development with the aim of enabling students to evaluate responses to exercise in a laboratory and field environment. Students have the opportunity to apply the generic principles of sports physiology to different athletic groups in order to develop an appreciation of suitable methods of fitness development and adaptations to training prescription.

Module Overview

The aim of this module is to examine the relationship between physical activity and health, understanding the health problems that are caused by inactivity and their pathophysiology. Students can learn both the risks and benefits of physical activity, understanding the contraindications to exercise for a range of special population groups. Students will be supported in the measurement of health-related fitness for sedentary individuals and make suitable recommendations for exercise in order to benefit health.

Module Overview

This module aims to enable students to develop an understanding of the underpinning theory and skills required to be able to competently instruct different modalities of exercise pertaining to free weight exercises and cardiovascular/resistance machines.

Module Overview

The Nutrition for Health and Performance module seeks to further develop the knowledge and skills required for students to effectively assess the diet and nutritional status of a client. The module will explore a range of dietary intake measures, body composition assessment methods and dietary analysis software tools, as well the relative strengths and weaknesses of associated methods and tools. Importantly, the practical elements of this module will allow students to develop the interpersonal/relationship building skills required for effective client interaction in performance nutrition and/or health contexts.

Module Overview

Students from the School of Sport and Exercise Science can enroll at partner institutions in the USA during the third year of their undergraduate degree programme*. It is anticipated that partner institutions in other countries will be added in the near future. The Study Abroad Initiative is available to those who have successfully completed years 1 and 2 of their degree and enables students to spend a year studying overseas during what would be their third year of study. During the year abroad, students will not pay a tuition fee to either the University of Lincoln or their host university. Students will be responsible for their travel and accommodation costs in addition to their normal living costs throughout the year. Where applicable, visa costs will also need to be covered by the student. Students will then return to the University of Lincoln to complete the final year of their degree. The initiative enables students to experience their subject from a different perspective and to explore different societies and cultures. *Only a limited number of places are available

Module Overview

This optional placement year will provide students with the opportunity to practice full-time in a professional sport setting*, with the aim of enhancing the student's practical skills and level of employability. The placement will also provide the student with the opportunity to practically apply the skills and knowledge developed on their prior modules within a 'real-life' sport and exercise science and/or strength and conditioning context. Due to the nature of placement it will be of particular relevance to those students targeting a career in the applied support of professional athletes. *Only a limited number of placements are available

Module Overview

This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop an advanced knowledge of concepts within strength and conditioning, promote critical evaluation of current research topics and training methods and further refine and develop coaching practice. Students will have the opportunity to develop a comprehensive knowledge of the periodisation and planning of strength and conditioning training for athletes, and the opportunity to develop a critical understanding of advanced strength and conditioning training methods and current research trends.

Module Overview

The Dissertation module provides an opportunity for an in-depth study of a particular topic and to demonstrate original and critical thought.

Module Overview

This optional module provides students with an opportunity to develop their ability to carry out independent research and consultancy activities in the area of sport and exercise biomechanics. Seeking to build upon the knowledge gained at previous levels, this module introduces specialised techniques to assess performance and the wider issues surrounding support work. The specific objectives of the module are to: - Provide an opportunity to develop proficiency in the use of advanced quantitative biomechanical systems to analyse and evaluate human performance. - Provide the opportunity to develop an advanced understanding of the use of biomechanics in supporting and developing performance within elite athletes. - Critically analyse recent and possible future developments in sports biomechanics.

Module Overview

This optional module aims to draw upon prior knowledge and practical experience in sport and exercise nutrition and sport physiology. The specific objectives of this module are to: - Integrate these disciplines to enhance understanding of the demands of sport and exercise upon nutritional requirements. - Provide an opportunity to develop an understanding of the relationship between the health requirements of daily nutritional intake and optimal sports performance. - Provide the opportunity to develop practical skills for the assessment of nutritional intake, hydration status, energy balance and body composition. - Improve ability to translate individual nutritional needs of different sports performers into appropriate dietary strategies and daily nutritional prescription.

Module Overview

This optional module aims to encourage students to apply knowledge and understanding of the physiological systems active during exercise, at fatigue and following training, to the performance and specific requirements of different high-performance athletes. The specific objectives of this module are to: - Provide the opportunity to develop an understanding and experience of physiological intervention and sports science support models as accepted tools for the performance development of the elite athlete. - Provide the opportunity to gain relevant vocational experience in relation to physiological assessment and training prescription. - Prepare students academically and vocationally for future work in terms of knowledge, planning, understanding, research and assessment.

Module Overview

This elective module aims to explore the prescription of exercise to benefit specific medical conditions. It draws upon the theoretical issues and practical skills delivered at level two when exploring physical activity and health. Students have the opportunity to employ vocationally relevant skills in the health assessment of a client, designing and delivering an exercise programme to benefit a specified medical condition. Students can explore healthcare systems, critically examining roles and responsibilities and the use of evaluation. This optional module includes a placement that is linked to the module assessment. Students who choose to take this module will be responsible for their travel, accommodation and general living costs during the placement.

Module Overview

This interdisciplinary module is designed to build on prior knowledge of exercise instruction, and the anatomical and physiological processes of sport and exercise physiology related to the planning, prescription and delivery of a specific exercise programme.

† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

How you are assessed

In the first year, assessment is 75% coursework and 25% written exams. In the second year it is 50% coursework, 10% practical exams, and 40% written exams. In the third year it is 61% coursework, 10% practical exams, and 29% written exams.

The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. Examples of assessment methods that may be used include coursework, such as written assignments, reports or dissertations; practical exams, such as presentations, performances or observations; and written exams, such as formal examinations or in-class tests.

The University of Lincoln’s policy is to ensure that staff return assessments to students promptly.

The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. Examples of assessment methods that may be used include coursework, such as written assignments, reports or dissertations; practical exams, such as presentations, performances or observations; and written exams, such as formal examinations or in-class tests.

Fees and Scholarships

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Entry Requirements 2020-21

United Kingdom

GCE Advanced Levels: BBC

International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points

Applicants will also need at least five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English, Maths and a Science or sport related subject. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may also be considered.

International

Non UK Qualifications:

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk

Entry Requirements 2021-22

United Kingdom

GCE Advanced Levels: BBC

International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points

Applicants will also need at least five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English, Maths and a Science or sport related subject. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may also be considered.

International

Non UK Qualifications:

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk

Recognised Programme

The University of Lincoln's BSc (Hons) Strength and Conditioning in Sport programme is recognised by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
 
The NSCA is the largest global body in strength and conditioning.
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Facilities

The University of Lincoln’s Human Performance Centre offers excellent facilities to meet the academic needs of our students. The Centre provides first class sport and exercise support. Our experienced staff have academic and professional expertise in a range of areas including sport and exercise physiology, sports biomechanics, sports psychology, coach education, and sports nutrition. 

Placements

Second-year students undertake a mandatory 10-week work placement providing strength and conditioning support to athletes. Students are encouraged to arrange placements independently, and tutors can provide support where needed. The School will cover all reasonable costs associated with work placements.

Career Opportunities

Graduates can progress to a range of careers in areas such as sport development, coaching, and fitness instruction, and graduate-level employment in the uniformed services. Some choose to go on to postgraduate study or teaching.

"The staff invested a significant amount of time developing my coaching practice, providing an excellent platform in which to develop and use my practical skills in my current role as a full-time tennis coach."

Chris Stock, BSc (Hons) Sport Development and Coaching graduate

Virtual Open Days

While you may not be able to visit us in person at the moment, you can still find out more about the University of Lincoln and what it is like to live and study here at one of our live Virtual Open Days.

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Placements

The course has strong links with a number of external partners, including British Orienteering, British Canoeing, Active Lincolnshire, Lincoln
City Football Club, and Lincolnshire Cricket. Local partnerships with schools, community groups, and sports clubs provide additional opportunities for students to engage in relevant work experience. The School will cover all reasonable costs associated with work placements.

The College of Social Science’s Work Opportunities Hub is available to support students who are seeking to enhance their studies by engaging with a variety of work settings.

Related Courses

The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.
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