Study in Cambridge for a rewarding career as a strength and conditioning coach. Learn about exercise science, movement, coaching and rehabilitation - then apply your knowledge across different population groups.
If your ambition is to be a strength and conditioning coach and be able to work across the fitness and health industry, this course is for you.
At ARU, we're proud to be ranked number 1 in the country for sports science courses in the Guardian League Table 2021.
This is an exciting and diverse course where you'll discover that strength and conditioning is more than just gym work. You'll help athletes to develop the speed, agility, endurance and strength they need to compete at the highest levels. You'll consider correcting movement patterns to improve efficiency or avoid injury; and adopt different coaching methods for the different performers you work with. At times, you'll need to understand how to progress the rehabilitation of an injured client.
But there are options outside of professional sport too, with an emerging and urgent need for qualified fitness professionals to engage the community in physical activity. You'll consider different populations in the community and how you could support their differing needs. As mentioned, strength and conditioning professionals will work alongside rehabilitation specialists so providing a seamless transition for the client back into sport or being active in the community again.
Our Sport and Exercise Science course is aligned to UK Strength and Conditioning Association standards and endorsed by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA), so you'll graduate ready to work in the UK's burgeoning sport and fitness industry or to continue your learning journey to postgraduate study.