Taught course

Strength and Conditioning

Institution
Middlesex University London · School of Health and Education
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

  • Students will require an 2:2 honours degree or above in a sport or health related field
  • Alternatively, prospective students who have completed a non-related degree but have extensive experience in the field will be considered.

Months of entry

October

Course content

This degree is the ideal sports and exercise science route for students who aspire to work with elite athletes. Learn how to write and deliver training programmes, and monitor and feedback progress. Most professional clubs and athletes now employ a strength and conditioning coach; for example, the Premier League's compulsory requirement for football clubs to employ strength and conditioning professionals.

Learn from noted academics who also work with professional athletes and clubs. This course will facilitate your accreditation from relevant strength and conditioning awarding bodies (NSCA and UKSCA) and provide supervised work experience with high-level athletes (for example, in professional football, rugby, and with Olympic and Paralympic athletes). Alongside designing and implementing evidence-based, sport-specific training programmes, you will master a number of exercise techniques, including Olympic lifting, speed agility and plyometrics. You will also develop research and data analysis skills, and the ability to present findings to a team.

You will gain experience as a strength and conditioning coach and scientist through our work-placement module. One of our partner organisations is Saracens Rugby Club and our facilities are housed at their nearby Allianz Park stadium where we boast world-class performance laboratories, rehabilitation units and testing facilities. You will build invaluable industry contacts and we maintain contact with many of our graduates who have gone on to work in professional sports.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
enquiries@mdx.ac.uk