Abertay University’s BSc (Hons) Strength and Conditioning degree has become the first course of its kind in Scotland to be accredited by an industry body.
The International Universities Strength and Conditioning Association (IUSCA) has recognised our course as providing all the skills needed to allow graduates to thrive in this growing sector.
IUSCA put Abertay through its evaluation service to ensure the course would equip graduates for the skills they need to go direct into industry.
Abertay’s Strength and Conditioning degree enables students to utilise scientific thinking in a variety of contexts and provides a breadth and depth of knowledge of S&C as well as experience working as a practitioner.
Upon graduation students are able to apply for personal accreditation with IUSCA to show they developed their skills on an accredited course.
Students who have studied Strength and Conditioning at Abertay University have gone on to work in a variety of roles in amateur and professional sports.
Many have also gone on to become S&C practitioners across a range of other sectors including healthcare and working with the elderly.
Programme Leader Dr John Malone said: “We are delighted to have successfully obtained accreditation for our BSc (Hons.) Strength and Conditioning programme through the IUSCA.
“This accreditation provides prestige and considerably enhances the reputation of our programme, and we are very proud to be associated with the IUSCA.
“It also enables students who achieve a 2:1 degree classification to obtain personal accreditation, which is a fantastic way to begin their S&C journey post-graduation! “
Andrew Langford, from the IUSCA added "We are delighted to award Abertay University with Accredited Degree status.
"The BSc (Hons) Strength and Conditioning degree that they deliver demonstrates the quality required to develop graduate coaches and practitioners who are industry ready.
"Abertay offers excellent scientific underpinning to it's undergraduates, as well as technical skills and considerable practical experience.
"Abertay are clearly one of the leading destinations for students looking for a career in S&C."