CIMSPA endorses specialist sports degrees

Ben Drury assisting a student at Hartpury

The new partnership and endorsement reflects Hartpury University’s determination to provide students with the knowledge and experience to embark on successful careers within the sector by aligning quality-assured courses with professional standards.

Both the MSc Strength and Conditioning and BSc (Hons) Strength and Conditioning degrees have been endorsed.

Students enrolled on both degrees benefit from studying on courses that not only ensures they are working towards professional standards but also provides them with opportunities to gain industry experience in conjunction with Hartpury’s wide-ranging industry connections.

Ben Drury, MSc Strength and Conditioning Programme Manager, said: “We’re really proud to have become a Higher Education Partner of CIMSPA.

“Our strength and conditioning degrees are aligned with modern industry standards and focused on providing our students with the skills and knowledge that employers in the sector are looking for, which is acknowledged by the endorsement from CIMSPA.

“The endorsement means that our students, upon completion of their studies, will have the ability to enter the industry as a Graduate Strength and Conditioning Coach.

“This will enable students on the BSc (Hons) Strength and Conditioning and MSc Strength and Conditioning programmes to develop essential knowledge and skills that will put them at the forefront of graduates to enter what is a competitive industry."

Richard Millard, Vice-Chair of the Sport and Physical Activity Professional Development Board, said: “On behalf of the sector’s Professional Development Board we congratulate Hartpury University in achieving CIMSPA endorsement BSc (Hons) Strength and Conditioning and MSc Strength and Conditioning programmes.

“We are delighted to see the employer developed professional standards have been included enabling the development of work ready graduates.”

Higher Education Partners of CIMSPA, the professional development body for the UK’s sport and physical activity sector, represent leading universities and higher education institutions working within the UK sports industry.

Degree programmes endorsed by CIMSPA are certified as meeting professional standards, created with employers and experts from across the sector.


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