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.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Strength and Conditioning is a popular area within sport science, predominantly from within the discipline of physiology, often requiring knowledge of inter-disciplinary applied sport science and coaching.

The primary focus of this programme is sporting performance. However, the application of strength and conditioning principles to diverse areas including exercise, pre- and rehabilitation, youth and ageing populations, and other specific and clinical populations is becoming more commonplace. By joining this degree, you will have the opportunity to study the application of these principles in your core and option courses, and see how they are reflected in a range of practical contexts through a voluntary internship or placement.

This programme combines both the theoretical and practical elements of strength and conditioning to identify and examine a wide range of academic and practitioner needs. You will 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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    part time
    12-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc
    part time
    24-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
strengthandcond@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 651 6646