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What will I learn?

Having the opportunity to conduct an independent research project in the field of Strength and Conditioning, in partnership with a national organisation responsible for supporting talented elite athletes, has allowed me to gain confidence in a new field. This has provided me with the knowledge and expertise to develop into my career of becoming a Strength and Conditioning Coach.


Our MSc Strength, Conditioning & Performance Science is set in the context of the current strength and conditioning climate, where there is an emphasis on the need to develop quality strength and conditioning support services for all ages across the performance sport sector in what is a rapidly growing and evolving industry.

The MSc Strength, Conditioning & Performance Science incorporates specialised teaching from practicing accredited coaches, sport scientists and internationally-recognised researchers in the field of sport performance, and provides a curriculum that is underpinned by research and evidence-based practice.

Throughout the course you will be supported by our enthusiastic and highly qualified staff who are experienced practitioners in high performance and elite sport and bring this experience into the teaching. Guest lectures take place from experts such as sport performance physiotherapists, elite sport performance managers and skilled representatives from sport performance organisations and governing bodies.

How you’ll be assessed

The methods of assessment will also be varied to support the potential for learning. This variety will ensure that you have experience of different forms of assessment, most of which are linked to industry relevant tasks and competencies. Summative methods of assessment include written coursework and essays, evidence-based portfolio, practical viva examinations, scientific report, oral case study presentations and research project. There is a maximum of two assessments on each of the modules, to ensure a focused assessment timetable.

Your future career

This course is designed to enhance the employment prospects of those that want to work in applied sport science by developing both academic knowledge and an advanced practical skill set for varied roles within this industry.

The course is designed for those who wish to work or undertake further study in the sport performance industry. Specifically, the course offers you the opportunity to study a breadth of topic areas, but also an element of self-direction in the topics and practical skills that you would wish to enhance and be assessed on.

Which department am I in?

Canterbury Christ Church University

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£14,500.00 (US$ 15,712) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

26 September 2022


Canterbury Christ Church University

North Holmes Road,



CT1 1QU, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have Masters Degree.

For international students

An undergraduate honours degree (normally a high 2:2 or above) in strength and conditioning, sport and exercise science or other relevant subject (e.g., sport performance, management, education) will be considered. Professional qualification relevant to strength and conditioning with a minimum of 3 years relevant experience in a high-performance sport setting.

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


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