Candidates would normally be expected to have a good honours degree (first class or upper second class) in sport science or a related discipline. The programme will typically register 15 students in the first year, followed by 20 students per year thereafter. Applicants will be selected on merit, alongside an obvious desire to pursue a career in strength and conditioning. Within the application, the Personal Statement should be regarded as an important opportunity to evidence (i) recent achievements, (ii) passion for strength and conditioning and (iii) career trajectory.
Industry experience may also be considered – please contact the Faculty Admissions team for more details.
Months of entry
The programme has been developed with the aim of producing world-class, research-informed practitioners with the option of pursuing a career in research. It is ideal for individuals who currently hold an undergraduate degree in sports science, strength and conditioning or a related topic, and want to advance their knowledge, research skills and expertise in strength and conditioning.
- Delivered by world-leading researchers in LJMU’s pioneering School of Sport and Exercise Science.
- Access to state-of-the-art physiology, biomechanics and molecular biology labs in the award-winning Tom Reilly and Life Sciences Buildings.
- Career opportunities as an applied practitioner in strength and conditioning, teaching and lecturing and in Doctoral research programmes.
- Taught by academics who work with English Premier League Football, Super League Rugby, Premiership Rugby Union, the English Institute of Sport and many more.
- Course includes an applied placement in one of many top-class sporting institutions.
We welcome applications from those who want to dedicate their postgraduate study to the application and advancement of athlete-centred practice and research application. You will explore a philosophy of critical understanding in strength and conditioning, which will underpin your applied training modules. Cutting-edge research and applied practice are central to your professional development.
The course is built on a solid structure of research skills, applied methodologies and the latest research in physiology, biomechanics and coaching science, all of which is essential for becoming a strength and conditioning practitioner.
Upon successful completion of the programme, you will understand how to deal with complex issues within strength and conditioning. You will also develop essential skills in communicating and implementing your recommendations for clients, as well as specialist and non-specialist audiences.
Information for international students
LJMU will be awarding a range of generous international scholarships for students enrolling at the University in September. Please contact LJMU’s International Team by visiting our website for more information and advice.
Fees and funding
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Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries
- 0151 231 5090