Taught course

Strength and Conditioning

Northumbria University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement for students is a first degree, normally in the Upper Second Class category in a relevant discipline (such as sports science, sports performance and coaching, physical education, physiotherapy etc). Applicants from other disciplines may be admitted where they can demonstrate a strong anatomy and physiology knowledge as determined by the Programme Leader.

Months of entry


Course content

Are you highly motivated, driven and passionate about sport science and strength and conditioning? Would you like to have a real impact on sport and the development of pro athletes? This Masters course gives you the knowledge and practical competencies to go on to train elite athletes, or pursue your own research studies at PhD level.

MSc Strength and Conditioning focuses on the practical aspects of the discipline, covering topics including the physiology of strength and conditioning, applied strength and conditioning, contemporary issues and professional practice for the benefit of athletes in the sporting industry.

The course is focused on delivering industry specific knowledge, and is supported by a world class BASES-accredited teaching and research environment. Your future employment opportunities across the sports science industry will also be enhanced, thanks to our recognition by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

You can expect a professional, hands-on learning experience. As part of the High Performance Coaching module, you will work with a client and analyse their personal coaching practice, giving you real experience that can apply in your future career. This practical knowledge will also help you stand out to prospective employers.

Throughout your Masters, you’ll be working in some of the best campus sports facilities in the UK, including sport and exercise science labs accredited by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), and learning useful skills thanks to course recognition by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum score in each component of 5.5. Pearson Academic score of 62 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 51.

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 Office
0191 227 4444