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MSc 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)

The MSc in Strength and Conditioning provides passionate and committed individuals with a challenging yet supporting environment in which to develop their expertise in the field.

This course has been designed with our industry partners and is aligned to current strength and conditioning professional standards.

This ensures you have opportunities to advance your current knowledge of strength and conditioning, focusing on developing evidence-based coaches that have strong scientific backgrounds and justification of their craft.

Our blend of modules focus on enhancing your academic knowledge of current practices as well as helping support the development of ‘softer’ coaching skills needed to become an effective practitioner.

You will cover a wide range of contemporary areas such as:

  • training prescription and programming
  • reflective practice
  • long-term athletic development
  • applied motor learning
  • monitoring and testing
  • coaching science
  • the physiology of training practices

A range of formats including lectures, seminars, practical sessions, group projects, guest lectures and industry discussions will advance your knowledge, understanding and application of these areas.

This course encourages high levels of applied practice. Those enrolling will have prior experience of strength and conditioning coaching or are able to develop this throughout the course.

To support you developing your applied coaching skills, we have close working relationships with a number of local schools and clubs including:

  • Gloucester Rugby
  • West Bromwich Albion FC
  • Hartpury Sports Academy
  • Cheltenham Town FC
  • Gloucester City Swim Club

Many of our modular assessments have been designed with industry to provide an experience that develops your subject-specific knowledge. This allows the opportunity for you to critically evaluate, reflect and receive feedback on your current practices.

How to apply for this course

Course Duration

1 Year
1 Year course
Course type:
Full Time
Part-time study options available

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?

Our students go on to change the lives of professional athletes, as well as the people involved in community and school sports. They also graduate with valuable skills to succeed in a range of different careers.

You'll learn from lecturers who are also experienced industry professionals. Many have even been at the top their game in their specialist sporting areas. Find your Hartpury sports degree.

student running on a treadmill in the sports academy whilst their physiological parameters are measured

How to apply

Apply online

If you want to apply for postgraduate study at Hartpury, you will need to complete the online postgraduate application form.

The selection process is very similar to undergraduate study; however, we do interview all potential Masters Degree students.

Thinking of doing your PhD at Hartpury University?

If you are interested in undertaking a supervised PhD at Hartpury, please contact the Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) on +44 (0)1452 702244 to discuss your application further.

Before your start

During the summer before you start at Hartpury, we will send you details about your joining instructions, which includes information about induction and enrolment. You can find out more on our Coming to Hartpury page.

Similar Courses

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.