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Dr Chris Edmundson

Course Leader MSc Strength and Conditioning
School of Sport and Health Sciences

Chris is a Senior Lecturer within Sport, Nutrition and Clinical Sciences and is the Course Leader for the MSc in Strength & Conditioning A former national level competitive cyclist, Chris is an interdisciplinary sports scientist with a doctorate in sports biomechanics and physiology. He is also an accredited strength and conditioning coach, and has worked as a consultant sports scientist for the highly successful Rapha Condor cycling team, and later Team Sports Cover. Chris has also worked as Head of Sports Science at Blackpool and Burney Football Clubs

Chris has devoted his time to writing and leading the MSc in Strength and Conditioning, which aims to lift new and developing coaches to the next level in their coaching career. He is the director of studies for several PhD and MRes research students, and also teaches on the undergraduate degrees in Strength and Conditioning and Sports Science

First employed by the University in 2003, Chris has taught on most undergraduate and post-graduate programmes within Sport and Exercise. He wrote and was Course Leader for the BSc (Hons) degree in Sports Technology, and has also been Course Leader for the BSc (Hons) Personal Fitness Training and BSc (Hons) Strength and Conditioning degrees

  • BSc (Hons) Sports Science, University of Central Lancashire, 2002
  • PhD Sports Biomechanics & Physiology, University of Central Lancashire, 2009
  • UKSCA Accredited Strength & Conditioning Coach, 2012
  • NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, 2005
  • American College of Sports Medicine Health-Fitness Professional, 2004
  • British Weightlifting Level 1 Coach, 2014
  • British Weightlifting Level 2 Coach, 2016
  • Advanced Diploma NLP, Stonebridge College, 2011
  • Advanced Diploma Life Skills Coaching, Stonebridge College, 2011
  • International Diploma Speed, Agility Quickness, 2010
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Learning and teaching in Higher Education, University of Central Lancashire, 2009
  • FA Safegaurding Children, 2009
  • PINNA Manager as Coach, University of Central Lancashire, 2012

Modules Taught

  • XS4002 - Strength & Conditioning Project
  • XS4004 - Developing Strength 1
  • XS4005 - Advanced Conditioning
  • XS4006 - Developing Strength 2
  • XS4007 - Advanced Conditioning 2
  • XS4008 - High Performance Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • XS4204 - Contemporary Issues in Strength & Conditioning
  • XS3002 - Strength & Conditioning in Practice 3
  • Manipulation of work:rest ratios in high intensity training
  • Monitoring and manipulation of Training Load
  • Psychosocial factors and coach-athlete performance
  • Member of the Higher Educational Authority
  • UK Strength and Conditioning Association
  • British Weigthlifting