St Mary's University, Twickenham
Strength and Conditioning Science BSc (Hons)
St Mary's University, Twickenham

Key Course Facts

Course Description

St Mary's is internationally recognised as the front-runner for strength and conditioning education. The programme is delivered in a 5,000 square-foot Performance Education Centre, which provides students with the opportunity to practice their skills in a state-of-the-art strength and conditioning facility. Developing coaching experience alongside your studies is crucial. The programme has excellent links with numerous clubs and organisations in the region to enable students to obtain the necessary coaching experience they require to secure employment upon graduation.

There are eight specific strength and conditioning modules on the degree, which address the skills and knowledge required to pass the UK Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) accreditation.

The degree will also prepare you for completion of the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) qualification in the USA.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 97 graduates of Strength and Conditioning Science BSc (Hons) at St Mary's University, Twickenham for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Sports Coaching.

Overall student satisfaction
73 /100
97 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates of Strength and Conditioning Science BSc (Hons) at St Mary's University, Twickenham

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Strength and Conditioning Science BSc (Hons) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £22000 £23500 £28500
25-75 percentile range £17000 - £25500 £18500 - £27500 £21500 - £34500


Salary of all UK Graduates of Sports Coaching

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £19940 £19421 £23863
25-75 percentile range £16907 - £24016 £14961 - £23989 £18896 - £29362

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Strength and Conditioning Science, BSc (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Strength and Conditioning Science BSc (Hons) at St Mary's University, Twickenham

22% Teaching Professionals
20% Sports and fitness occupations
9% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
8% Business and public service associate professionals
6% Sales occupations
6% Elementary occupations
6% Skilled trades occupations
4% Managers, directors and senior officials
4% Teaching and Childcare Associate Professionals
4% Administrative occupations

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

To include at least one A Level (or equivalent) in Science/Sport or PE We will generally make you an offer if your predicted grades are at the top of this range and you meet any subject specific requirements (where applicable). If your predicted grades are towards the lower end of this range we can still consider your application but will also take into account subjects studied at Level 3, your GCSE (or equivalent) profile and/or relevant non-academic achievements, references and your motivation for study.

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Pass Access to Higher Education Diploma with 60 credits including 45 credits at Level 3

Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Strength and Conditioning Science, BSc (Hons).

Costs

Tuition Fees Strength and Conditioning Science BSc (Hons)

EU £9250 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
International £12250 year 1

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)
  • year 2
  • year 3

University Rankings

Positions of St Mary's University, Twickenham in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of St Mary's University, Twickenham in related subject specific rankings.

Sports Science

    • #30 
    • #38 
    Sports Science
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]

See all university rankings of St Mary's University, Twickenham

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About St Mary's University, Twickenham

St Mary’s University is a publicly funded, formally Roman Catholic education institution situated in Twickenham, London. This university is best known for the impressive selection of sport and wellbeing degrees that they have on offer, but applicants can also expect to find degrees based on Catholic Education. The Twickenham campus is smaller than that of most other universities that can be found in and around London, and for that reason could be more suited to that learner which truly excels in an environment that isn’t excessively crowded, and where they can consult knowledgeable and experienced tutors easily without long waiting times.

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Where is this programme taught

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