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MSc/PgC/PgD Strength and Conditioning

Course Description


Over the past decade, the impact of strength and conditioning has had on athletic performance has become increasingly clear with professional and amateur sports using strength and conditioning to maximise performance.

The MSc in Strength and Conditioning aims to enable you to develop an evidence-based approach to understanding the science of strength training and the application of strength and conditioning in enhancing human performance.


You will have the opportunity to study all the theoretical and practical areas necessary for gaining accredited status with the United Kingdom strength and conditioning association (UKSCA),
you will engage in practical application of strength and conditioning in individual and team sport settings,
blended learning allows maximum flexibility to fit study into your own schedule.


There is growing recognition that appropriate strength and conditioning is essential for optimum performance and recovery in sport. An increasing number of athletes at all levels require appropriate support from appropriately trained professionals within the field of strength and conditioning. The Strength and Conditioning MSc will give you the skills needed to deliver this support.

The course is delivered via blended learning. The course is structured around key study days involving face to face lectures, tutorials and laboratory practicals. During these you will also develop the practical competencies needed to demonstrate key Olympic lifts and plan periodised strength and conditioning programmes.

You will study topics covering: Performance Physiology, Biomechanics, Sports Injuries, Corrective Exercises, Recovery Strategies, and Strength and Conditioning Practice. To achieve the award of an MSc Strength and Conditioning you will also receive research methods training and then undertake a mandatory research project.

Modules include:

Foundation Practices in Strength & Conditioning
Advanced Practices in Strength & Conditioning
Client Profilling
Research Skills and Professional Practice
Aetiology of Injury and Corrective Exercise
Recovery & Regeneration

Visit the MSc/PgC/PgD Strength and Conditioning page on the Coventry University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

An honours degree in Sport and Exercise: modules of study must include exercise physiology and/or biomechanics in Year 3. Students should have achieved a 2:2 or above,an honours degree in an area cognate with strength and conditioning, eg human physiology, coaching, engineering (with a focus on biomechanics), health and exercise. Students should have achieved a 2:2 or above.Applicants must be able to demonstrate interest, enthusiasm and continuous professional development – ideally in the field of strength and conditioning.Applicants for whom English is not their first language must also be able to demonstrate IETLS 6.5.

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