The future development pathway of strength and conditioning: a proposed model from the UKSCA

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Chris Bishop with Pete Mundy, Richard Hunwicks, Kevin Paxton, Crofton Alexander, Chris Tombs and Dan Cleather

Strength and conditioning has grown significantly in the United Kingdom over the last 15 years, which is evidenced by an increased number of accredited S&C coaches (ASCC), as well as universities offering S&C degrees. More specifically, ASCC numbers have risen from ~400 in 2011 to ~850 at the end of 2018.1 Additionally, the UKSCA has recently launched a database on its website providing an overview of all undergraduate and postgraduate courses in S&C in the UK,6 detailing a total of 44 courses (22 for each category) at present. Thus, with a soaring rise in popularity for S&C in the UK, the UKSCA has continued to consider how best to represent our profession moving forward.

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