Taught course

Strength and Conditioning

Cardiff Metropolitan University · Cardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have one of the following:

  • An honours degree (2.1 or above) in a sport or exercise related area appropriate to the programme
  • An honours degree (2.1 or above) in an alternative discipline area that is acceptable to the Programme Director
  • Candidates with exceptional and extensive work experience in coaching, working within the health and fitness industry, sport science or exercise science will also be considered for entry to the programme

Months of entry


Course content

The principle aim of the Master’s degree in Strength and Conditioning (MSc and MRes) is to prepare students for a career within the strength and conditioning industry. The programme offers three routes (theory, applied, research) the decision of which is made during term 1 when students have gained additional knowledge of the discipline. This is achieved through academic staff with both experience in the applied sector and currency of research within the strength and conditioning profession and related areas.

The programme also benefits from many industry based visiting lecturers. This is the first programme of its kind to offer a dedicated internship module through which students can gain academic credits while undertaking work experience in a club structure, professional organisation, or National Governing Body. The programme offers the following course specific compulsory modules:

  • Strength and Conditioning: Theory and Practice
  • Strength and Conditioning: Advanced Training Practice in Strength and Conditioning
  • Research Methods in Sport

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English will need to provide evidence of fluency to at least an IELTS 6.5 standard or equivalent. For full details about how to apply and English Language qualifications please visit the International pages on the website.

Fees and funding

As a postgraduate, research or part-time student, the tuition fees you are charged will depend on the course you choose to study. Full information is available on our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12-24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Admissions Team