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Marc Scriven

Director of Strength & Conditioning

Institute of Sports & Exercise Science

Contact Details


tel: 01905 543340

Marc has amassed 30 years of applied strength and conditioning experience, accruing extensive first-hand experience of ‘what it takes’ to maintain a successful personal training business. Initially, ‘One on One Fitness Ltd’ operated in local authority leisure centres, before Marc established his own successful chain of commercial fitness clubs in 1993. Therein, he prototyped and took to market a gym programme writing franchise business, was the first private gym operator to achieve the ISO9002 Quality Assurance kite mark, and also had his own range of gym equipment manufactured.

Marc has supported client’s with severe physical disability and trained elite athletes competing at World Championship standards. This, he has combined with maintaining his own competitive athletic career to the veteran age group; maintaining national ranking standard and representing GB in Duathlon, in the firm belief of the necessity to ‘practise what you preach’ and the self-pursuit of lifelong learning in the purist sense!         

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Teaching Interests:

Marc has been appointed as ISES Strength and Conditioning (S&C) Mentor (0.5 post), tasked to create opportunities for UMS students to gain fitness qualifications and applied industry experience contributing to curriculum progression. Year 1 of the role will see Marc establish entry level in-house training opportunities for up to 140 undergraduates, work with ISES staff to create S&C work placement and volunteering opportunities, and establish a contract with a recognised national S&C training provider to progress future S&C course opportunities. 

Research Interests: 

  • Pacing strategies in multi-sport competition
  • Developing applied health related fitness programming for Seniors (60+ years)
  • Techniques of Olympic lifting, power lifting and strength training
Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies

UK Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) - accredited member

University Roles

University Roles

Marc is tasked to establish a Strength and Conditioning (S&C) Student Team equipped to deliver training programmes across the University to staff volunteering to get fit. Also, to establish a team of S&C coaches to support BUCS Performance Sport Teams, and the Worcester Wolves Professional Basketball Team.

External Roles

External Roles

Strength and Conditioning Tutor for West Midland ASA

British Triathlon Member

Marc is an active member of Worcester Triathlon Club, Worcester Athletic Club, and St. John’s Cycling Club.