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Benefits to Students

Benefits of IUSCA Degree Accreditation for Students

Students enrolled in IUSCA Degree Accredited Institutions have the unique opportunity to not only receive a world-class education in sports performance and exercise science but also to graduate with the prestigious Accredited International Strength and Conditioning Practitioner (aISCP) status.


Additionally, students have the option to complete various vocational qualifications at Level 2 and Level 4 during their course of study, further enhancing their skill set and employability upon graduation.

Unlock Your Potential with aISCP Status:

The aISCP status signifies that a graduate has successfully completed a comprehensive and rigorous program in sports performance and exercise science, demonstrating their commitment to excellence and readiness to excel in the industry. Some benefits of attaining aISCP status include:

  1. Recognition of Expertise: Stand out in the job market by showcasing your advanced knowledge and skills in sports performance and exercise science.

  2. Increased Employability: Boost your career prospects with a highly-regarded credential that sets you apart from other candidates.

  3. Professional Network: Gain access to a global community of aISCP professionals, opening doors to new opportunities and collaborations.

Enhance Your Education with Vocational Qualifications:

By completing vocational qualifications at Level 2 and Level 4 during your studies, you can further expand your skill set and gain practical experience in key areas of sports performance and exercise science. These qualifications provide:

  1. Hands-on Experience: Apply your theoretical knowledge in real-world settings, developing the practical skills needed to excel in your chosen field.

  2. Specialized Expertise: Focus on specific areas of sports performance and exercise science, tailoring your education to align with your career goals.

  3. Industry Connections: Build relationships with professionals and organizations in the field, enhancing your network and future opportunities.

About Accreditation

Accreditation by the IUSCA recognises and supports the advancement of skills and education in Strength and Conditioning (S&C). The IUSCA Accreditation program has established a profile of skills that employers will be able to recognise in coaches and practitioners with IUSCA accreditation.
These qualities include:

​- The ability to utilise scientific thinking in a variety of contexts
- Breadth and depth of knowledge within S&C
- The ability to write and communicate with clarity and effectiveness
- Demonstrated technical abilities
- Significant experience as a practitioner (2 years’ full-time)
- The ability to review and evaluate their own and others' practice and performance

Satisfactory completion of the IUSCA Accredited Degree Course will result in the candidate being awarded a title of Accredited International Strength and Conditioning Practitioner (aISCP).






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Why Choose an IUSCA Accredited Institution?

  • Graduate as an Accredited Practitioner

Graduating from an IUSCA Accredited Institution is the only way to ensure that you automatically meet industry professional standards. 

  • Use of the aISCP postnominal

Graduates are able to use the aISCP postnominal after their name. This gives immediate recognition and status within the sector.  

  • Enhanced employability and international recognition

Graduates from IUSCA Accredited Institutions are more employable. This is because employers recognise the knowledge, skills and experience undertaken during the course of the degree. 

  • Independent Quality Assurance

Being IUSCA Accredited means that important criteria are independently assessed and verified according to industry professional standards.  

  • Guaranteed practical experience

IUSCA Accredited Institutions are the only ones that can guarantee a significant proportion of relevant practical experience, directly counting towards Accredited practitioner status. 

  • Enhanced links with professional organisations

Due to the IUSCA's extensive international network, Accredited institutions are able to offer more placements, internships, and future job opportunities. 

How can I find an IUSCA Accredited Institution?


To gain aISCP status and complete vocational qualifications during your studies, follow these steps:

  1. Enroll in an IUSCA Degree Accredited Institution: Choose a sports performance and exercise science program that has been recognized for its excellence by the IUSCA.

  2. Complete Your Degree Program: Successfully complete your degree program, meeting all academic and practical requirements.

  3. Apply for aISCP Status: Upon graduation, apply for aISCP status through the IUSCA, showcasing your commitment to excellence and expertise in sports performance and exercise science.

  4. Pursue Vocational Qualifications: During your studies, seek out opportunities to complete Level 2 and Level 4 vocational qualifications in your areas of interest, further enhancing your skill set and employability.

Take the first step toward a rewarding career in sports performance and exercise science by enrolling in an IUSCA Degree Accredited Institution and pursuing aISCP status and vocational qualifications. 


How to Find a Degree Programme with IUSCA Accreditation?

Visit our university directory pages listing all of the degree courses with Accreditation. Also, look for our logo on university websites and prospectuses






Accredited Membership

If you graduate with a 2:1 or higher in an approved course then you will automatically receive provisional Accredited Membership to the IUSCA. This provides all the benefits detailed below and allows full member status to be confirmed following 1 more year of professional development.  

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The full-time placement at Lincoln City FC gave me lots of valuable experience of working in the sport industry.

 Gaining the practical hours with the club helped me to achieve the IUSCA accreditation and was also invaluable to me achieving my undergraduate degree.

Daniel Horton, Sport Scientist, Lincoln City FC

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