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MSc Strength and Conditioning

 

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Institution C58

UCAS

Bishop Otter campus (Chichester)

1 Year Full Time

Entry Requirements and Fees

2020/21 UK fee: £7,800

2020/21 International fee: £14,300

For further details about fees, please see our Tuition Fee page.

 

An honours degree at 2:1 or higher in a related discipline

You will also be required to attend an interview

Course content

Our MSc Strength and Conditioning is carefully aligned to the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) accreditation process and provides you with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to prepare you for accreditation with the UKSCA enabling you to embark on your strength and conditioning career. It focuses on both the scientific principles of the strength and conditioning process, their practical application, and assessment using both laboratory and field-based measurement systems. The employability record has been excellent with many graduates securing full-time employment as strength and conditioning coaches within professional environments, such as local sports clubs/teams with others progressing to study on to PhD programmes. 

Indicative course content:

  • Strength and Conditioning Theory and Practice

  • Planning, Programming, and Application

  • Applied Measurement Techniques

  • Work Placement

  • Applied Research Skills

  • Research Dissertation or Supervised Experience Portfolio

COURSE START DATE 

This course will start in September

You can request a postgraduate prospectus here.

 

Our facilities

Campus Location: Chichester 

We offer you some of the best sporting facilities available to study for a degree. All of our facilities are designed for academic teaching, research, British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) competitions and for your social/recreational use throughout the week and weekends.

The world-class Tudor Hale Centre for Sport is the focus of sporting activities both academic and recreational at the University. It incorporates a suite of state of the art sport science laboratories, a sports injury clinic, a strength and conditioning room and a fitness centre. In addition there is a sports hall. Located beside the Tudor Hale Centre for Sport you will find our Sports Dome, lano sand dressed astro turf and a grass rugby pitch.

Facilities:

Sports Dome

Four tennis courts which can be used for a variety of sports.

Blue flooring and blue curtains separating courts with student throwing javelins

 

Sports hall

Used for basketball, netball, trampolining, badminton, volleyball, cricket, soccer, table tennis, hockey and ultimate frisbee.

Fitness suite

Various membership levels available. Weights, resistance and cardio machines.

Weights, resistance and cardio machines

Indoor and outdoor climbing walls and climbing boulder

Available for any student to use after an induction and when Tudor Hale Centre for Sport is open.

Images showing external and internal climbing wall and external boulder

Grass football and rugby pitches

Students playing football and girl passing rugby ball

Floodlit lano sand-dressed astro turf 

A top of the range Lano sand-dressed astro all completely compliant to International Hockey federation standards.

  • 110m synthetic athletics track
  • Strength and conditioning room
  • Two multi-purpose gymnasiums
  • Outdoor netball and tennis court
  • Two seminar rooms
  • Cricket nets 

Sport Science Laboratories:

Four dedicated psychology labs including a Virtual Reality Reader, Brain Imaging Unit and Observation Suite.

Student using software to track activity of body for sport psychology



Two dedicated biomechanics labs

Student running with rugby ball with sensor on past tracking posts



Five dedicated physiology labs

Used for testing on treadmills, bikes and various other pieces of equipment.

Physiology labs showing equipment used



An environmental chamber

Used to simulate heat, altitude, etc.

Envinronmental chamber in physiology lab



A sports injury clinic and adjoining rehabilitation space

Sports Therapy students use these spaces for practical sessions and run a clinic. It is open for students, staff and external visitors who require treatment also either from Sports Therapy students or staff.

Sports therapy clinic with beds and rehab room

Where this can take you

We understand the importance of ensuring that you have the knowledge, skills and experience to compete successfully in today’s challenging jobs market. 

We provide performance support for elite athletes and competitive teams. We consistently perform well against the elite of university sport. A high number of our performance teams compete in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) programme at the elite level.

Several teams are supported with high-level coaching, training facility support and sports science analysis. Numerous local and national sports clubs’ links with our student sports teams provide additional high-level playing opportunities.

Indicative modules

  • Strength and Conditioning Theory and Practice - You will discover the practical application of the theory and assessment of biomechanical and physiological characteristics of athlete performance
  • Planning, Programming and Application - You will be taught how to perform and coach the core resistance exercises assessed during UKSCA accreditation as well as how to perform the athlete needs analysis and develop an appropriate strength and conditioning programme
  • Applied Measurement Techniques - You will learn how to develop and implement an effective performance testing battery to athletes from sports of your interest
  • Work Placement - By undertaking a period of work experience with appropriate athletes or clubs you will gain the skills necessary to develop your practitioner skills
  • Applied Research Skills ​- An introduction to quantitative and qualitative methodology for strength and conditioning using practical and real-world examples to illustrate how we make sense of data
  • Advanced Applied Research Skills - You will learn and apply innovative and cutting-edge methods of analysis evident in strength and conditioning literature
  • Research Dissertation or Supervised Experience Portfolio - You are provided with the opportunity either to undertake a detailed scientific study, with the option to present this for publication in a scientific journal, or to undertake an extended period of supervised experience, providing you with the opportunity to reflect on professional practice

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