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Strength and Conditioning MSc

UK

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What will I learn?

About the course

If you wish to work with sports performers as a strength and conditioner, or applied sports scientist, this innovative course is for you.

Designed to meet the needs of students interested in the optimisation the fitness capacities required for high level performance in sport, it will provide the theory and foundation knowledge and skills you need to pursue professional accreditation with a number of bodies including the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES); the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA).

Why choose this course?

  • Study on a unique course with a multidisciplinary approach to strength and conditioning and gain access to world-leading staff expertise and research. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) three quarters of our work across sports science, PE and tourism and leisure has internationally recognised impact. More than 95% of our research outputs are rated as internationally recognised or better (compared with a sector average of 93%).
  • Explore a range of disciplines and their contribution to helping athletes increase performance, including: strength and conditioning; testing physical capacities; sport science support; laboratory skills.
  • Develop your research skills and capabilities including research design and ethics, statistics and laboratory skills, opening up additional career opportunities
  • Gain from a course designed to prepare you to for employment in the rewarding and expanding field of strength and conditioning
  • Benefit from gaining the necessary skills to pursue roles including Strength and Conditioning Specialist; Applied Sports Scientist; Laboratory Specialised Technician (eg in universities, sports clubs or hospitals) and/or continue to further research-based study on Masters by research, MPhil or PhD programmes.
  • Learn in the newly-opened arena facility which provides a space for modern fitness professional to train in a controlled environment designed for student only access. A wide range of cardiovascular and resistance equipment is available including a dedicated Strength and Conditioning suite with weight lifting equipment vital to the development of a Strength and Conditioning coach's delivery skills.

How will I be assessed?

A wide range of assessment formats will be used within this course, including open and closed book exams, laboratory reports, case studies, portfolios, practical exams and presentations. A general approach will be as follows: critical appraisal of information will be advanced to solve practical problems and to see how best practice can be supported by and advanced through the critical understanding of scientific literature. The course will move assessments from a controlled established scientific base through to a more autonomous and practical application of research to inform the practical skills associated with performance sport as a career. This will be reinforced by original research and athlete assessment creating data to be explored and analysed through reports and research dissertations, while high order practical competency (with problem solving) will be examined in line with governing body competencies, preparing students for potential accreditation and work opportunities.

Which department am I in?

University of Bedfordshire

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£13,750.00 (US$ 16,587) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected October 2023

Venue

Bedford Campus

Polhill Avenue,

Bedford,

Bedfordshire,

MK41 9EA, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have completed a four year degree from a regionally accredited institution with a CGPA of 2.5 or higher or a GMAT in excess of 580.

For international students

Students should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent. Non-Standard Entry: (All non-standard entry candidates will be required to attend an interview with the Award Manager) a. Graduates with a first degree in a closely allied subject, where the gaps in subject specific knowledge could be closed using a negotiated programme that would include additional units from within the undergraduate modular degree scheme; b. Sport, Exercise, Coaching and Health professionals with demonstrable experience and expertise within the field who also possess an HNC/HND or GNVQ/NVQ at level 4 in an appropriate subject. Students need to have an IELTS overall score of 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each element; TOEFL iBT - Listening: 17, Reading: 18, Speaking: 20, Writing: 17.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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