Taught course

Strength and Conditioning

University of Salford · School of Health Sciences

Entry requirements

BSc (Hons) graduates with an appropriate sports or exercise related subject area (Physiotherapy, Sports Rehabilitation, Sports Therapy, Osteopathy, Chiropractic, Sports Medicine Physician). Prospective students will normally be required to have achieved a 2.1 Honours Degree, but consideration will be given to students with a 2.2 Honours Degree with appropriate experience and satisfactory references. You will also need access to an athlete or group of athletes to use as case studies to apply the theory you have learnt to practice. You will need to be able to effectively evaluate their treatment and training, and implement appropriate interventions as this forms part of the assessments for some modules. We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully. Accreditation for Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)- The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course. Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL). APEL: Sports injury practitioners with lower formal academic qualification will be assessed on suitability to enrol on this programme based on experience and vocational qualifications and via interview.

Months of entry


Course content

3 good reasons to study Strength and Conditioning at Salford:

  • Gain a higher degree that will qualify you for a lead role in strength and conditioning
  • Study at a time convenient to you - theoretical content is delivered entirely online
  • Develop the practical skills and professional knowledge that employers ask for

Course Summary

This course has a strong practice-based element, which means you'll develop the skills you need to pursue a lead role in the field.

Theoretical content is delivered online, so you won't have to attend University every week. You'll be able to apply your learning to your job and use case studies from your current area of practice. Our staff are experts in the field of strenght and conditioning and they often work in partnership with professional sports teams and individual athletes.

This is one of only two postgradaute courses in Europe to receive international recognition though the NSCA Education Recognition Program (ERP).

Suitable For

This course is aimed at a wide range of sports professionals including sports scientist graduates, chiropractors, osteopaths, strength and conditioning coaches, physiotherapists, sports therapists, sports rehabilitators, sport medicine physicians and physical education teachers.

Information for international students

International students must provide evidence of proficiency in English- IELTS 6.5 band score (with no element below 6.0) or above are proof of this.

Fees and funding

Fees 2014-15

Full-time £7,350

Part-time £2,625 for Year one

Full-time International £12,800

Full-time PgDip £5,250

Full-time PgCert £2,625

Fees 2015-16

Full-time £7,500

Part-time £2,675 for Year one

Full-time International £13,050

Full-time PgDip £5,350

Full-time PgCert £2,675

Scholarships and Bursaries

We offer awards to help you study through our:

  • Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship
  • University of Salford student loyalty discount
  • Country bursary scheme for International students only

There are also other sources of funding available to you.

For more information please see our funding section

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
36 months


part time
24 months


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0) 161 295 4545
+44 (0) 161 295 4646