MSc

Strength & Conditioning

Duration
2 Years
Start
September 2024
Delivery
Distance Learning

Gain the skills you need to become a competent and advanced coach on our MSc Strength and Conditioning course. The programme mirrors the industry standards of British Weight Lifting and the UK Strength and Conditioning Association.

Why study with us

  • We work alongside British Weightlifting, the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and the UK Strength and Conditioning Association.
  • We’re just one of two universities which partner with the Football Medicine and Performance Association (FMPA) – this means a direct link to the football industry.
  • The course is delivered by industry experts with many years practitioner experience at National and International level.
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What you'll do

  • Question, critique and develop your knowledge, competency, and ability to coach in all areas of strength development, and enhancement of conditioning.
  • The course will allow you to dispel many of the traditions and incorrect training theory and methodological approaches to training and coaching and as a result will enable you to develop a sound approach to the content of your coaching and behaviour as a coach.
  • The course is progressive in nature, with all modules being bespoke and cumulative so that that graduating Strength and Conditioning Coaches will be well equipped to perform at a high level in a range of sports spanning power-based, team-based, combat, and endurance sports.

Modules

Course delivery

This is a distance learning course which is taught entirely online with no face-to-face teaching.

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Please note the delivery information for this course is accurate for the academic year 2023/24. The information displayed in this section may not yet accurately reflect how the course will be delivered in 2024/25 but this information will be updated by December 2023.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Academic expertise

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Dr Chris Edmundson
Course Leader MSc Strength and Conditioning
School of Health, Social Work and Sport

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 physi…

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Dr Ian Bentley
Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Sciences
School of Health, Social Work and Sport

Ian teaches across a range of subjects for our Sport, Nutrition and Clinical Sciences team. He teaches and supervises projects on undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Accreditations

  • This course is endorsed by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). The NSCA a is the world-leading membership organisation for strength and conditioning practitioners and their Education Recognition Program (ERP) distinguishes accredited academic institutions for their educational programs that have met, and continue to meet, educational guidelines recommended by the NSCA.
  • Our facilities have achieved a BASES Laboratory Accreditation, providing a mark of quality assurance that illustrates the laboratory has undergone meticulous inspection by BASES and that high professional standards of practice have been achieved.

Football Medicine and Performance Association (FMPA).

We’re just one of two universities that currently partners the FMPA. This partnership gives you direct links to the football industry and provides opportunities for you to access current practice in football and potential career prospects.

Future careers

Our Strength and Conditioning graduates work as self-employed coaches in a large variety of team-sports, combat sports, strength-based sports, and endurance sports. Many also work within clubs, teams, and organisations, and deliver Strength and Conditioning support to a large range of audiences such as school PE lessons, recreational, semi-professional and professional athletes, and special population groups. A large number of our graduates have secured careers, promotions or new business opportunities as a result of taking the MSc in Strength and Conditioning.

Fees and funding

2024/25
UK
Distance Part-time£1,000 per 20 credits
International
Distance Part-time£1,000 per 20 credits

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Health, Social Work and Sport

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