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S&C Degree Accreditation

Updated: Dec 27, 2020

What is S&C Degree Accreditation?

Strength and Conditioning (S&C) Degree Accreditation is acknowledgement by an external body, that a university degree program meets a defined set of overarching criteria. Accreditation by the IUSCA recognises and supports the advancement of skills and education in the field of Strength and Conditioning (S&C). The IUSCA Degree Accreditation program 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

Benefits of Accreditation


  • Professional accreditation within their specific field of study

  • Free annual membership upon graduation

  • Greater employability power within a competitive market

  • Confidence in the quality of their degree

Prospective Students:

  • Assurance that their intended degree is fit for purpose and will offer a competitive advantage in the job market


  • Confirmation of academic quality and integrity

  • Enhanced student recruitment potential

  • Links to a wide network of partners, employers, and students

  • External, independent review and feedback

  • Sharing of best practice


  • Confidence in ensuring a high quality applicant, with specific and relevant experience in the field

  • A qualified member of staff, fulfilling best practice guidelines and health and safety requirements

"We are very proud to have the BSc (Hons) Strength and Conditioning in Sport accredited by the IUSCA. The opportunity for students to work towards the IUSCA’s International Accredited Strength and Conditioning Practitioner status provides a tangible industry qualification that evidences academic achievement (2.1 degree) and a depth of recorded practical experience" Dr. Thomas Gee, Senior Lecturer in Strength and Conditioning at the University of Lincoln

What Courses offer Degree Accreditation?

S&C Degree Accreditation can be awarded to any undergraduate or postgraduate degree that meets our strict criteria for scientific quality and hours of applied practice. These degrees are typically BSc (Hons) or MSc in Strength and Conditioning, but could also include Sport Science, Applied Sport Science, Exercise Physiology etc. Please contact us to find out more.

Accreditation Committee

The IUSCA Accreditation Board (IAB) develops and oversees Accreditation on behalf of the IUSCA. The IAB is responsible for assessing all applications, carrying out site visits to the HEIs, and is authorised to award accreditation to qualifying programmes. ​​ ​Enquire now about Degree Accreditation



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