Please note: applications for 2023 entry onto this programme are now closed.
Boost athletic potential with our innovative Strength and Conditioning master’s
Guide athletes to success with our practical Strength and Conditioning master’s. You will cover topics like:
- coaching skills
- training exercises and interventions
- strategic training
- scientific evidence and research.
Our student, Alexander, shares that the postgraduate strength and conditioning course was beyond “stimulating, thought-provoking, and a challenge to [their] current philosophy”.
Pioneers in strength and conditioning
We are widely recognised as an international leader in strength and conditioning education. We were the first UK institution to offer an undergraduate degree in strength and conditioning and an online part-time Strength and Conditioning MSc.
We have recently invested £250,000 into a Performance Education Centre unrivalled as a strength and conditioning education facility.
You’ll also access our world-class sporting facilities, including our:
Expert teaching and support
Our academics are expert coaches and sport scientists committed to your well-being. Our student, Aikaterini, tells us they were “always encouraged and fully supported”.
Study around your commitments
We teach this course online, allowing you to learn around your commitments. You could also combine your studies with work experience to apply theory to practical settings.
Dr Dan Cleather
Programme Director - Strength and Conditioning
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Modules are studied in the order listed below:
Please note: it is possible that a module listed on the website will not be able to run due to reasons beyond our control. For more information please refer to our course information disclaimer.
A 2:2 in an undergraduate degree, preferably in Sport Science or a related field.
Additional requirement information
Experience in the strength and conditioning field amounting to at least ten hours per week is also required. This can be either paid or voluntary work.
Some flexibility in requirements is possible for those achieving lower degree classifications where they can demonstrate substantial industry experience and that their current commitment to study has progressed from the time of their first degree.
There's also a non-degree entrance pathway for those meeting one of two entry requirements:
- At least five years of experience working in sport in roles related to physical preparation of athletes.
- Full-time employment and at least five years of experience in a role relating to the physical preparation of military personnel.
Suitability for non-degree entrance is assessed through the completion of two entrance essays that should be completed and submitted along with your application. Find out more about the entrance essays.
If you're offered a place on the non-degree entrant's pathway, you'll be restricted to two modules in your first year (meaning that the quickest you can complete the degree is in three years). In addition, you will study a non-credit bearing study skills module designed to help you quickly upskill in the areas necessary for Master's level study.
International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. If English is not your first language you will need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in any section.
We now accept IELTS Indicator test results as proof of your English language level.
For more information about entry requirements please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fees & funding
Your tuition fees will cover the cost of all mandatory elements of your programme. Additional costs could be incurred depending on optional modules chosen and other projects undertaken.
A 20% tuition fee discount is available for our alumni (undergraduate and PGCE) planning to study this Master's degree. Those studying for a PGDip of PGCert are not eligible for the discount.
Government-funded loans of over £11,000 are available to many home postgraduate students. Home and international students may also be eligible for external sources of funding. International students should check their eligibility for our International Scholarship.
For more information, please look at our postgraduate funding page.
How the degree is taught
The programme makes an extensive use of non-traditional assessment methods, alongside more traditional methods of assessment.
Non-traditional modes of assessment include the posting of video blogs, practical coaching vivas, lab report (timed) and production of a website. Traditional modes of assessment include essays, case studies, presentations and viva voce examination.
With our online Strength and Conditioning master’s, you will develop essential transferrable skills, such as teamwork, strategy, and resilience.
Some examples of job roles and areas of work for graduates of Strength and Conditioning (Distance Learning) MSc, PGDip, PGCert include:
Make sure to check our step-by-step guide to application process.