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MScStrength and Conditioning

Tuition fee £11,700.00 per year
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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 School of Science. 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.

Programme structure

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Physiology and Biomechanics of Strength and Conditioning (15 credits)
English Language Support (for Postgraduate students in the School of Science)
Sports Nutrition and Supplements in Strength and Conditioning (15 credits)
Research Methods and Professional Practice in Strength and Conditioning (15 credits)
Applied Strength and Conditioning (30 credits)
Sports Specific Strength and Conditioning (15 credits)
Applied Functional Training and Rehabilitation (15 credits)
Resistance Training in Health and Disease (15 credits)
Strength and Conditioning Research Project (60 credits)

Career opportunities

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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Application start
Aug 1, 2018
Application deadline
Aug 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States