The IUSCA is an internationally recognised awarding body in S&C and Sport Science. Our courses and qualifications have been developed by experts within the field and are accredited on the International Qualification Framework (IQF), giving an International seal of approval and recognition.
Our courses are awarded at various levels on the IQF and serve several purposes:
Professional Development | Short Courses
Industry Standard Certifications (Level 2, 3, 4 and 8)
Professional Accreditation (aISCP, mISCP)
Find out more about course levels here.
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Look out for the industry seal of approval (IQF) on courses to ensure international recognition.
The IUSCA uses standardised course levels, rated on the International Qualification Framework (IQF), to ensure that stakeholders understand the requirements and competencies of suitably qualified individuals.
The International Qualifications Framework (IQF) is designed to provide understanding and transparency of the equivalent levels of education provided by different organisations. This is a standardised system that allows for the transfer of qualifications between different countries and governing bodies.
For further information regarding each IQF Level, please refer to the corresponding Table of Competencies, which details the level of understanding at each IQF stage.
Please note that IQF Level is indicative of the level of understanding and not the breadth of knowledge, which is usually classified by content hours or hours of guided learning.
The International Qualification Framework (IQF) makes it easy to understand the different levels of qualification and has helped me structure my learning towards achieving industry accreditation with the IUSCA
Ben, Strength and Conditioning Coach, New York
This course really helped develop my confidence and coaching skills. You don't get a lot of practical experience like this at university, but this taught me so much.
Kevin, Student at University of Suffolk
All of our courses are Endorsed by the IUSCA Awarding Committee. As an Accredited International Awarding Body, our qualifications carry global recognition.
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Andrew Langford, Performance Consultant
It's great to have an international standard for courses and qualifications. This makes it easy for coaches to understand the level they are at, and where they want to be.
Aden Flannagan, Lead S&C Coach, Leicester City
When recruiting, we look for candidates that have the right qualifications and show a keen interest in professional development. The IUSCA seal guarantees the standards we require.
I really became a better coach, and it was an incredible learning experience. I learnt more in 7 weeks than I have in 4 years of higher education!
Matt, Student from the University of Chichester
Why are IUSCA courses and qualifications right for me?Our IUSCA courses and qualifications offer something for everyone. No matter what your role or level of experience within sport science/S&C, you will find an appropriate course or qualification. This includes entry level certifications, such as the Level 2 in Strength and Conditioning, which is the required minimum standard to work in most industry settings, right through to full Accreditation and Master Accreditation, which is appropriate for those with extensive experience within the profession. There is also a range of professional development courses (CPD) covering key topics within S&C, which will help you remain at the top of your profession.
What do the IQF Levels relate to? How an I know the equivalent in my country?The IQF, or International Qualification Framework is a rating system to standardise courses, qualifications and levels of education throughout the S&C profession. This enables equivalences to be determined between awarding bodies and coutries. The IQF table showing some of the equivalent levels of education be found here.
Who designed the course content?All course content has been designed by experts within the field of S&C, sport science, or the relevent course discipline. Qualificaiton standards have been developed in collaboration with the IQF and the IUSCA Advisory Board. Specific courses may also feature expert live tutorial, such as the Training for Hypertophy in Sport course, which has live delivery by Brad Schoenfeld.
Are these courses live, online/in-person, or on-demand?"Our range of courses and qualifications are offered through a combination of live, online, in-person, on-demand etc. These details are specified within the individual course information pages.
We would like to deliver these courses within our organisation for our staff. Is this possible?Yes, it is possible to deliver these as part of your organisational required courses. Please contact us for further information at firstname.lastname@example.org
How long will I have access to the material?You will have lifetime access to the course material, including all future updates.
Are live sessions recorded?Yes, all live sessions will be recorded, meaning that you can catch up 'on-demand' if you require.