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Benefits to Students

Benefits of IUSCA Degree Accreditation for Students

Strength and Conditioning (S&C) is an extremely competitive, yet rewarding sector. There are ever increasing routes into S&C and many universities now offer a BSc or MSc in an S&C related field. If you are considering the university route, then it is essential to gain an understanding of which degree is suitable for you. Our Accreditation of a degree course give you confidence that that the programme meets our strict criteria and will leave you in the best position for future employment and progression within the field. It also gives the unique advantage of you being able to graduate with a professional certification, which is the only one available in the UK.  


We also have outstanding links with leading employers within the industry and are able to help you find the right career pathway for you. 


Degree Accreditation

Degree Accreditation tends to be awarded to 3 year BSc (Hons) programmes or MSc programmes (providing prerequisites are met). By studying for a degree that has been awarded Degree Accreditation by the IUSCA you will: obtain the necessary scientific grounding and understanding to apply skills as an S&C practitioner; gain practical experience in the field; learn key technical skills; and gain transferable skills for professional development. 



How to Find a Degree Programme with IUSCA Accreditation

  • Visit our universities page listing all of the degree courses with Accreditation

  • 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. 






Current Students and Graduates of Accredited Courses


Accreditation helps give employers confidence that a potential employee has the skills and attributes necessary to be an excellent practitioner within the field of S&C. This not only enhances your competitiveness within a crowded marketplace, but also gives you piece of mind that you have studied in a robust, quality assured program, according to industry specific standards. 

Benefits of membership:

  • Fully qualified practitioner (Use of aISCP post-nominal)

  • Increased confidence from employers

  • Skills and knowledge to be a successful practitioner

  • Opportunity for free submission and publication within the International Journal of Strength and Conditioning

  • Free Online Conference and Events

  • Exclusive discounts from our partners


The Accreditation scheme has established a profile of skills that employers will be able to recognise in graduates from accredited degrees.


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 (750 hours)

  • The ability to review and evaluate their own and others' practice and performance