Taught course

Strength and Conditioning

Institution
Coventry University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

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.

Months of entry

September

Course content

OVERVIEW

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.

WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

  • 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.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

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:

  • Strength and Conditioning Practice;
  • Physiology of Performance;
  • Biomechanics of Sport Performance;
  • Applied Strength and Conditioning Experience;
  • Aetiology of Sports Injuries.

Information for international students

Please contact our International/EU Office: Telephone: +44(0)24 7615 2152 www.coventry.ac.uk/iocontactus

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Recruitment and Admissions Office
Email
ukpostgraduate@coventry.ac.uk
Phone
024 7765 4321