Taught course

Strength and Conditioning

Institution
University of Edinburgh · The Moray House of School of Education
Qualifications
PGDipMSc

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a sport and exercise science subject area.

We may also consider your application if you have other academic or professional qualifications or considerable relevant experience; please contact us to check before you apply. We will consider:

  • strengths and weaknesses in grade profiles related to the programme
  • applied experience as an athlete or coach
  • applied experience working with other athletes and coaches
  • professional training or accreditation in strength and conditioning
  • references

All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Research in the area of strength and conditioning has increased dramatically in the past decade, an increase in focus that has inspired this innovative programme.

Strength & Conditioning has emerged as a distinct and popular area of expertise in sport science, predominantly from within the discipline of physiology although frequently requiring knowledge and understanding of inter-disciplinary applied sport science and coaching, providing the rationale for this programme.

The University of Edinburgh's programme combines both the theoretical and practical elements of strength and conditioning to identify and examine a wide range of academic and practitioner needs. Students gain excellent applied experience and professional development opportunities in parallel with the taught programme, using established links with local and national sports teams and governing bodies.

The major focus of the programme is on performance sport, although other areas such as exercise and rehabilitation are also covered, reflecting the range of exercise and sports contexts that the strength and conditioning practitioner may work in.

Information for international students

To find out about the support offered to international students at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit: http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international

Fees and funding

Visit Scholarships and Student Funding Services at: http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding

Qualification and course duration

PGDip

part time
12-48 months
full time
9 months

MSc

part time
24-72 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
educationpg@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 650 3571