Strength & Conditioning

The Master of Science in Strength and Conditioning has been designed to meet the growing demand for highly skilled, qualified strength and conditioning practitioners. The aim of the programme is to provide an intellectually challenging, applied postgraduate programme of study that will prepare graduates with advanced knowledge, understanding and practical coaching skills in Strength and Conditioning. This will enable them to work with elite athletes, recreational and specialist population groups. Course Delivery The part-time offering is delivered one day per week over two academic years. Semester two of year two will comprise a supervised research dissertation. The research topic may be work-place based. The full-time programme is delivered on the basis of two full contact days per week over a one year period. Special features of this programme Guest lectures The programme will be delivered by staff who all have significant professional practice experience working with athletes and players at all levels up to international standard. Alongside the wealth of on-site knowledge, guest lectures will be delivered by international experts in the field. Facilities On-site strength and conditioning resources include a dedicated state-of-the-art performance facility, comprising Eleiko equipment, a 30-metre indoor sprint track, sports halls, 4G pitches and athletics track. The Department of Science and Health is equipped with physiology and biomechanics laboratories, each with a comprehensive range of performance evaluation equipment. What subjects will I study? Strength and Conditioning Research Dissertation Advanced Resistance Training Explosive Conditioning Metabolic Conditioning Periodisation for Strength and Conditioning Sports Nutrition Higher Performance Sports Testing Applied Research in Strength and Conditioning Elective subjects Strength and Conditioning for the Older Adult Injury Rehab and Reconditioning Youth Fitness and Athletic Development