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University of Portsmouth's MSc Strength, Conditioning and Rehabilitation Earns Prestigious IUSCA Degree Accreditation

The IUSCA is pleased to announce that the University of Portsmouth has been awarded the coveted Degree Accredited status for its MSc Strength, Conditioning and Rehabilitation. This significant achievement signifies the program's alignment with the highest international standards in strength and conditioning education and its commitment to preparing students for successful careers in the industry.



The MSc Strength, Conditioning and Rehabilitation at the University of Portsmouth is meticulously designed to equip students with a solid foundation of theoretical knowledge, practical skills, and real-world experience. Through a curriculum that emphasizes the integration of theory and practice, students engage in comprehensive learning experiences, including work placements that expose them to the challenges and opportunities of the strength and conditioning field.


Robert Rowland, Senior Teaching Fellow in Strength and Conditioning at the University, shared his enthusiasm about the accreditation: "We are delighted to have our MSc Strength, Conditioning and Rehabilitation course accredited with the IUSCA. The primary aim of our course is to ensure students are prepared to work in industry, through a blend of underpinning theoretical knowledge, practical skill development, but importantly, exposure to real-life applied experiences and challenges through work placements. It is great our approaches to these have been recognised by the IUSCA, and meet international standards for the industry. It is also a fantastic opportunity for students to work towards aISCP accreditation, which will enhance their employability, both nationally and internationally."



The IUSCA's Degree Accreditation process is a rigorous evaluation that assesses academic programs against comprehensive criteria to ensure they meet the highest standards of quality and relevance in the field of strength and conditioning. As an added benefit, all students also get free access to all IUSCA Video content and On-Demand Courses.


Institutions currently Accredited with IUSCA have demonstrated:


  • 31% Increase in Student Recruitment

  • 11% Improvement in Student Retention

  • 14% Rise in Average Attainment

  • Enhanced Partnerships with Professional Teams and Organizations


"This accreditation is a testament to the University of Portsmouth's ongoing commitment to academic excellence and innovation in strength and conditioning education. It not only recognizes the quality of the program but also enhances the value of the degree for graduates, improving their employability and career prospects both in the UK and internationally." Said Aden Flannagan, Director of the IUSCA.



For more information about the MSc Strength, Conditioning and Rehabilitation program at the University of Portsmouth, please visit the program's page. Details about the IUSCA Degree Accreditation process can be found at IUSCA Degree Accreditation.







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