Taught course

Strength, Conditioning and Rehabilitation

University of Hertfordshire · School of Life and Medical Sciences

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for the programme are:


A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in a relevant subject area such as sports science, sports therapy, strength and conditioning, sport coaching, physiotherapy or sports and exercise nutrition;


An honours degree in another discipline that includes physiology, anatomy or biomechanics.

Students who do not hold the required qualifications can still apply via the nonstandard route, which the Strength, Conditioning and Rehabilitation programme team will be happy to consider. To do this, applicants will need to produce a portfolio of evidence that enables the team to see how their professional experience and/or qualifications demonstrates the following:

  • an ability to cope with the demands of the programme and study at level 7 (MSc level)
  • a minimum of one year’s work experience in the strength, conditioning and rehabilitation industry or a related sector and/or relevant professional body accreditation
  • an ability to write and present work coherently and to present a sound argument, supported by relevant literature and academic research
  • the personal drive and commitment to undertake the programme
  • The above can be evidenced through a CV and employment references highlighting relevant past and current employment which includes areas such as report writing and presentations. If there are any queries regarding the submitted portfolio of evidence, the programme team may invite the applicant to a meeting (in person or online) to discuss their application.

Please check our country-specific international qualification requirements.

An IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent is required if English is not the first language. If you do not have the required level of English for entry, our academic English courses can help you to achieve this level.

Applicants may require a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check if work experience requires it. Non-disclosure of any criminal activity prior to or during studies may lead to a student being withdrawn from the programme, as outlined in the School's Disclosure and Barring Service Procedure.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Strength, Conditioning and Rehabilitation is designed for graduate sports scientists, sports therapists, sports coaches, physiotherapists and other health professionals looking to expand their technical expertise, skills and career opportunities.

You will advance your knowledge around the science and practice of strength and conditioning, providing practical and theoretical insight to help people achieve their performance goals, whether elite, recreational or just looking to improve their overall health. You will learn about the prevention and acceleration of recovery from injury and develop skills in the testing and monitoring of physical performance via biomechanical and physiological testing. You will build effective, practical coaching skills in foundation movements, resistance training, speed, agility and rehabilitation, as well as enhancing your analytical, critical thinking, communication and teamworking skills.

This is a practical-based course with expert teaching staff from a variety of backgrounds and with experience working in elite sport and the health industry. You’ll benefit from an experiential learning experience at our Institute of Sport, with access to equipment such as our GRAIL treadmill, gold-standard force plates, 3D motion capture, environmental chamber, forcedecks software, gymAware, optojump, smart speed gates and more.

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

Jon Brazier