Strength and Conditioning, MSc

Strength and Conditioning, MSc

This innovative Master's degree is focused on the application of strength and conditioning as one of the most effective tools to improve both health and performance.

The evidence-based content, supported by an extensive practical programme, will provide students with the opportunity to obtain professional accreditations from the most respected organisations in the field: National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) and the International Society of Sport Nutrition (ISSN).

The programme is supported by internationally recognised visiting tutors, together with specialist staff in the Centre for Sports Science and Human Performance within the Department of Life & Sports Sciences. This, together with the well-equipped facilities, gives a focus on the students need and requirements, helping them achieve their potential.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To provide students with an understanding of the subject specific knowledge, as well as the critical, analytical and flexible approach to problem-solving in the field of strength and conditioning
  • To provide students with enhanced practical and professional skills and thus prepare students effectively for professional employment or doctoral studies in the field of strength and conditioning
  • To enable students to work independently and use initiative in solving the diverse problems that may be encountered
  • To instill a critical awareness of advances at the forefront of strength and conditioning.

Department

Life & Sports Sciences

Location

Medway Campus

Attendance

1 year full-time
2 years part-time

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

A degree in sports sciences or equivalent, normally at 2.1 or above.

* Other qualifications may be accepted, contact the programme leader for further information.

Assessment

Essays, case study and problem solving exercises, time-constrained tests, formal reports, presentations, portfolio, written examinations, practical assessments and an independent research project.

Professional recognition

Upon successful completion of the programme, students will achieve professional accreditations from the most respected organisations in the field: National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) and the International Society of Sport Nutrition (ISSN).

Career options

Graduates can pursue opportunities in the sports performance and coaching field, or gain positions as Head Strength Coach, Assistant Strength Coach, Strength Coach, Sports Nutrition Advisors. They can also gain roles in the health and fitness industry (advanced programmes and services); performance diagnostics-oriented companies, institutions and laboratories; manufacturers of devices, equipment for training, and testing as well as sports nutrition supplements design; oriented research institutions; public authorities; consulting and self-employed businesses; health-care companies and institutions.

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UK students

Telephone: 020 8331 9000
E-mail: courseinfo@gre.ac.uk

International/EU students

Telephone: +44 20 8331 8136
E-mail: international@gre.ac.uk

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The MSc Strength and Conditioning touched on a number of elements which allowed me to develop my understanding of sports science and in particular strength and conditioning.

The programme is geared towards UKSCA accreditation which is essential for all strength and conditioning coaches. The knowledge and experience I gained from the MSc allowed me to secure an internship with Leyton Orient F.C."

David Campbell
MSc Strength and Conditioning graduate

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