University of South Wales

Welcome to USW Sport

University of South Wales has a strong sporting background, an excellent reputation for sport degrees, and impressive facilities for students to study and train in.

The USW Sport Park is a purpose-built site, designed to train and develop students to their highest potential. Our largest campus hosts the Treforest Sport Centre, with facilities and programmes that cater for top-class elite performers and students who want to want to keep fit and healthy. The labs at Pontypridd Campus, Glyntaff provide a strong, scientific background to learning, and complement the specialist

BSc (Hons) Strength and Conditioning


Studying with USW

Strength and Conditioning is a growing industry, providing opportunities for employment not just with elite athletes, but also with sports teams, the army, police force and specialist groups. The USW Strength & Conditioning course is designed, written and delivered by internationally renowned industry professionals. Strength and conditioning coaches need a unique mix of scientific knowledge, practical expertise and coaching experience – this qualification directly addresses all of these requirements.

The USW S&C Degree offers opportunities for extensive practical experience and is accredited by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) via its ERP programme. Our partnership with Setanta College and its international network of professional advisers ensures that the course stays at the forefront of the industry and reflects the latest thinking and methods.


The Partnership

Setanta College and USW offer a certificate of higher education and a degree in strength and conditioning and the courses are studied full time on campus at the new state of art USW Sport Park.

It’s a privilege to collaborate with USW in delivering this unique strength and conditioning programme of studies. While strength and conditioning is commonly linked with sport and, in particular, elite sport, the potential for strength and conditioning careers, working with all age groups and a variety of populations, makes a strength and conditioning career a very exciting one. The partnership in itself adds to the possibilities and opportunities for new students and graduates alike.

Dr Liam Hennessy, Setanta College