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MSc Applied Strength and Conditioning

Study in a professional sports club-style environment. Work with elite athletes as part of our Sports Academy. Benefit from our connections with major sports clubs and governing bodies.

One year full-time

(Part-time options are available)

This postgraduate programme is designed to provide those who already have a Strength and Conditioning background (either academic or practice-based) with an opportunity to further develop their knowledge base, with a focus on honing your practical skills and applying them in a variety of settings.

You will benefit from the opportunity to work with elite and recreational athletes and top level coaches across our academies in an environment that’s as close as it gets to a professional club. And our partnerships with professional clubs, governing bodies and other sports industry leaders will open doors to gaining real world experience away from our specialist campus too.

There’s a strong emphasis on a motor learning and motor control approach to strength and conditioning practice, which will provide you with an advanced understanding of the transferability of physical training to sports performance.

You will develop your skills in applying good science in practice, with this evidence led programme complementing our existing postgraduate Coaching Science offer. While there are clear links between these areas, this programme is aimed at those seeking specific preparation for a career as a strength and conditioning coach.

You will undertake practice-based modules to develop advanced skills for subsequent professional accreditation and progress to working independently in challenging environments that could include gaining practice experience away from campus, benefiting from Hartpury’s well-established practice placement contacts and collaboration.

Topics of study could include applied motor learning and motor control, science of training response and adaptation and coaching in high performance environments. You will also have the chance to do a research project on a topic you choose and you will build up an impressive a Professional Development Portfolio as you study.

How to apply for this course

Course Duration

1 Year
1 Year course
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Full Time

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have at least a lower second class (2:2) honours degree in a relevant subject. Students with non-relevant qualifications but with work experience or professional experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Why study Sport at Hartpury University?

Choosing Hartpury for your sport degree means studying in a unique environment that’s as close as it gets to a professional sports club with access to outstanding facilities on a 360-hectare specialist campus.

You’ll have countless opportunities to take insights from the classroom and apply them on site, working with elite athletes across Hartpury’s 10 sports academies, and to gain work and real-world experience thanks to our long-standing partnerships and network of contacts with major sports clubs, organisations and governing bodies.

Every aspect of our specialist campus is designed to equip students with the skills, knowledge and experience they need to open the door to their dream career, while providing exceptional opportunities to develop as an athlete and to enjoy a wide range of recreational sports and activities.

Our sport graduates will use their qualifications in many ways; using the experience they gain at Hartpury to move into jobs in sport coaching, teaching, performance, therapy, strength and conditioning, business and media throughout the UK and internationally.

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Did you know you could combine undergraduate and postgraduate level study?

Hartpury offers a range of Integrated Masters programmes in Sport, Equine and Animal. The first two years parallel the associated undergraduate degree. On successful completion of your second year and with the achievement of a minimum mark average, you will then progress on to a third year where you will study a careful arrangement of third year and postgraduate modules before embarking on a final year of Masters level study. In the final year, you will carry out a research project to explore your own area of specific interest and extend your specialist knowledge and critical thinking.

To find all of our MSci degree courses, just search under honours degrees in the course search.