City College Plymouth

FdSc Strength Conditioning and Sports Coaching

We are a College with a national reputation for promoting enterprise, employability and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Study in a friendly, supportive higher education community with dedicated and enthusiastic lecturers delivering courses designed with employers, ensuring that you graduate with industry-relevant skills and knowledge. In 2017, the College was awarded the Teaching Excellence Framework Gold Award for our university-level provision.

Course details

  • Year 1
  • Core modules
    • CITY1122 Testing and Monitoring Athletes

      This module examines the process and practicalities of testing various fitness/movement components that are crucial to athletic performance. Learners will develop their understanding of how, what, why and when to test athletes based on the requirements of individual activities. In addition to this learners will develop different methods of monitoring changes in performance.

    • PSCFD116 Theory and Practice of Coaching

    • PSCFD118 Introductory Sports Therapy

    • PSCFD119 Strength and Conditioning Fundamentals

    • PSCFD120 Biomechanics of Sport

    • PSCFD122 Anatomy & Exercise Physiology

      This module focuses on developing an understanding of how the skeletal, muscular and nervous systems interact to provide movement for athletic performance. The module also examines the structure and function of bodily systems in relation exercise and adaptation principles.

  • Final year
  • Core modules
    • PSCFD226 Strength and Conditioning Clinic

    • PSCFD229 Research Design

    • PSCFD230 Sports Nutrition

    • PSCFD231 Advanced Exercise Sciences

      An in-depth exploration of how physiological systems of the human body react and adapt to various forms of exercise and training stimuli. Commonly accepted concepts and theories will be studied whilst alternate/current training methods/trends will be considered.

    • PSCFD232 Sports Rehabilitation

      This module focuses on the effective recovery and rehabilitation of athletes. Various methods of recovery from exercise will be examined and the planning of effective rehabilitation programmes will be considered.

    Optional modules
    • PSCFD225 Periodisation for Elite Performance

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Fees, costs and funding

EU applicants should refer to our dedicated Brexit webpage for details of the implications of the UK’s plans to leave the European Union.

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. 

To apply for this course and for more information about submitting an application including application deadline dates, please visit the UCAS website.

Support is also available to overseas students applying to the University from our International Office via our how to apply webpage or email

Progression routes

Completing this course enables you to progress onto these related courses and programmes with the University of Plymouth at level 5 or level 6, as specifically defined by this programme’s progression agreement.

For further information, including the progression from foundation degree form, please visit

Our partnership with City College Plymouth

The University of Plymouth has developed partnerships with institutions around the world with the sole purpose of making higher education more accessible to those people who need something just a little different.

Our Academic Partnerships enable students to enrol for a degree at a partnership institution closer to home, or engage in distance learning – even when they’re in the middle of the ocean. They are there for those people looking to return to education, or enhance their professional development. Full- or part-time; foundation degree to masters-level – we cater for a huge variety of needs and aspirations.

Many of our partners offer specialist degrees, unique facilities, and smaller class sizes at a competitive price. And as a student of two institutions, 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 the University of Plymouth. You’ll enjoy not only the facilities and services your partnership institution provides, but also all of the additional support and resources you need from us, and you’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

We are continuing to grow the number of partner institutions and expand our academic community to new locations around the UK and overseas. Why not visit the Academic Partnerships page on our website for a full list of partners and for more details on studying with us?

One of our partners delivers this particular course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and information on what student life is like there. 

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