Taught course

Strength and Conditioning

Leeds Beckett University · Carnegie School of Sport

Entry requirements

Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Sports Science, Sport Coaching, Sport Development, Physical Education or Qualified Teacher Status, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment.

Months of entry


Course content

You could work in high-performance sport, sports development or other environments where superior levels of athleticism are required.

As part of your course, you’ll:

  • Learn how to optimise human performance so that athletes of all abilities and sports can perform optimally while minimising their risk of injury
  • Study the biomechanics and physiology of the human body
  • Focus on the development of strength and power and cardiovascular adaptations to aid training and performance
  • Learn to understand the perspectives of other practitioners, including nutritionists, physiotherapists and psychologists
  • Have the opportunity to design and implement a programme for athletes or specific populations
  • Apply your theoretical knowledge to real-life situations
  • Establish positive working relationships with a wide range of people, including players, athletes, officials, coaches and parents

Industry links

We have worked closely with our contacts in the strength and conditioning industry to create this course. You’ll benefit from the input of professionals including physiotherapists, strength and conditioning coaches, lecturers and nutritionists This will help you gain the skills and knowledge you need to be successful in this sector.

Teaching expertise

Our teaching staff have a strong research background. The team includes practising strength and conditioning coaches who’ll be able to relate your theoretical learning to real-life practice. You’ll also benefit from our first-class facilities which include:

  • Biomechanics labs
  • On-site swimming pool
  • Athletics track
  • Strength and conditioning room

Professional alignment

Our course is aligned with the requirements of the UK Strength and Conditioning Association and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. It will prepare you to apply for accreditation after you graduate.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Admissions Enquiries
0113 812 3113