Strength & Conditioning - MSc/PgD/PgC

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Program Description

Strength & Conditioning - MSc/PgD/PgC

Cardiff Metropolitan University

This is the first programme of its kind to offer a dedicated internship module through which students can gain academic credits while undertaking work experience in a club structure, professional organisation or National Governing Body. The programme offers the following course specific compulsory modules:

  • Strength and Conditioning: Science and Application.
  • Strength and Conditioning: Theory to Practice.

Course Content

Visiting lecturers, drawn from the UK's most experienced strength and conditioning practitioners, complement the lectures given by the Cardiff School of Sport's specialist staff in strength and conditioning and associated discipline areas. The specialist modules are accompanied by a range of compulsory and option modules which are shared with other programmes in the School's Postgraduate Scheme in Sport Studies. Students are afforded the opportunity to develop the academic skills of critical appraisal and reflection alongside the practical skills and competencies that are required to work within this rapidly developing field. The programme's multi-disciplinary content is underpinned by the scientific knowledge that supports the practice of strength and conditioning. A key aim of the programme is to support students in line with the UKSCA competency framework and in preparation for UKSCA accreditation (ASCC: Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach).

In order to qualify for the MSc, students are required to successfully complete a 15,000 word dissertation project.

Employability & Careers

Graduates of the programme can continue their studies and register for a research degree (MPhil/PhD) in a related subject. Other graduates will pursued careers as professional strength and conditioning coaches working for the Home Country Sports Institutes, professional sports teams and National Governing Bodies, technical coaches, work within the health and fitness industry, act as consultants and lecture (further and higher education).

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated July 14, 2015
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2016
1 - 5 years
Part time
Full time
4,500 GBP
Start date Aug. 2016
United Kingdom Cardiff, Wales
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 1 - 5 years
Price 4,500 GBP
- Home/EU, 11,500 GBP - International (full-time)