This innovative Master’s degree focuses on the application of strength and conditioning as one of the most effective tools to improve both health and performance.
The evidence-based content, supported by an extensive practical programme, will provide you with the opportunity to obtain professional accreditations from the most respected organizations in the field, the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA).
The programme is supported by internationally recognized visiting tutors, together with specialist staff in the Centre for Sports Science & Human Performance within the School of Science. This, together with the well-equipped facilities, places the focus on your needs and requirements, helping you achieve your potential.
The mission of the Centre for Sports Science & Human Performance is to enhance health and quality of life through discovery, dissemination, and application of evidence-based knowledge of human movement, exercise, and sports. It will prepare you for leadership roles in the development and administration of exercise programmes, sports practice, coaching, and conditioning. One of the center’s core values is its concentration on excellence in teaching and learning. The center’s laboratories include a specific area for strength and conditioning. This has strength platforms, functional training equipment, isokinetic testing equipment, WBV platforms, 2D and 3D motion analysis with 10 Qualisys Oqus cameras, Delsys EMG, Kistler force platform, and power control portable devices.
The aims of the programme.
Provide you with subject-specific knowledge, as well as an understanding of the critical, analytical and flexible approaches to problem solving in the field of strength and conditioning Provide you with enhanced practical and professional skills and thus prepare you effectively for professional employment or doctoral studies in the field of strength and conditioning Enable you to work independently and use initiative in solving the diverse problems that you may encounter Instill you with a critical awareness of advances at the forefront of strength and conditioning. Space
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.
Physiology and Biomechanics of Strength and Conditioning (15 credits) English Language Support (for Postgraduate students in the School of Science) Sports Nutrition and Supplements in Strength and Conditioning (15 credits) Foundations of Sport Nutrition (15 credits) Research Methods and Professional Practice in Strength and Conditioning (15 credits) Applied Strength and Conditioning (30 credits) Sports Specific Strength and Conditioning (15 credits) Strength and Conditioning Research Project (60 credits) Applied Functional Training for Health, Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation (15 credits)
Applicants should have:
A degree in sports sciences or equivalent, normally at 2.1 or above.
- Other qualifications may be accepted, contact the programme leader for further information.
Essays, case study and problem-solving exercises, time-constrained tests, formal reports, presentations, portfolio, written examinations, practical assessments and an independent research project.
Upon successful completion of the programme, students will achieve professional accreditations from the most respected organizations in the field: National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) and the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN).
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