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Strength and Conditioning, MSc

Explore the role of strength and conditioning as one of the most effective tools to improve health and performance with a Master’s in Strength and Conditioning.

Our unique MSc Strength and Conditioning integrates the essential aspects of injury prevention with sports nutrition and conditioning preparation. We emphasise the area of exercise for health, preparing our students to work within the health system.

Students are taught by specialist staff in the Centre for Exercise Activity and Rehabilitation, which is one of the seven centres of Institute for Lifecourse Development.

With support from internationally recognised visiting professionals you'll gain subject-specific knowledge, enhanced practical and professional skills, and a critical awareness of advances at the forefront of strength and conditioning studies.

We're accredited by the most respected organisations in the field, the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) which is supported by the UKSCA, the professional body of Strength and Conditioning in the UK and the International University Strength and Conditioning (IUSCA). In particular, our master's is recognised as a high-quality programme for the NSCA Education Recognition Programme (ERP).

Duration

  • 1 years full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Start month

September

Home/international fees 2024/25

£11,000 /£17,450

What you should know about this course

  • You will have the opportunity to apply for external professional accreditation; National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) to Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
  • Essential preparation to apply for the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Accreditation and the International Society of Sport Nutrition Accreditation is provided
  • We also consider other essential areas for sports sciences professionals such as injury prevention, sports nutrition, exercise physiology for health and wellbeing
  • You will be able to join the Sports Science Research group, apply for an internship in professional sports centres or the NHS working as a physiologist in a health team.

Study Strength and Conditioning


Find out about studying Strength and Conditioning at the University of Greenwich from Dr Fernando Naclerio, and Joseph, one of our students.

What you will study

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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

About the course team

Welcome to our MSc in Strength and Conditioning. You will be taught by recognised visiting professionals, together with specialist staff from the Centre for Exercise Activity and Rehabilitation. We aim to provide subject specific knowledge, multiple approaches to problem-solving, and the enhanced practical and professional skills for professional employment. Over 90% of our teaching team holds a teaching qualification.

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Entry requirements

If you are

An undergraduate (honours) degree at 2:2, or above, in Sport Science or a relevant subject.

Applicants without a degree that have professional qualifications or relevant professional experience may be considered.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses. If you cannot find your country on this list, please contact international@gre.ac.uk.

Choose your country:

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use Prior Learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

Teaching

In a typical week, learning takes place through a combination of practice sessions, lectures and seminars. You'll carry out practical sessions in the strength and conditioning laboratories, discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in the lectures, and work with other students and staff.

Contact hours may fall between 1pm and 6pm on Wednesday and Thursdays, depending on your selected format.

Class sizes

Information coming soon.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you will need to dedicate time to self-study to prepare for coursework, case study reports, presentations and interactive discussion sessions and independent research.

Our strength and conditioning laboratories, library and online resources will support your further reading and research.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of contact hours (lectures, seminars and practice sessions), independent learning, and assessments.

For full-time students, contact time is 12 hours per week with an additional 15 hours per week for independent learning. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion to the number of modules you are studying.

Assessment

On this course, you will be assessed by essays, case studies reports, presentations, a portfolio, written exams, practical assessments, and an independent research project.

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Dates and timetables

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Full time Part time Distance learning
Home £11,000 £1,850 per 30 credits N/A
International £17,450 £2,908 per 30 credits N/A

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from just over £100 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

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Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

EU students may be eligible for a bursary to support their study. View our EU bursary to find out more.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Extra accreditation is not mandatory to complete the MSc. At present the University covers the costs for the NSCA (CSCS) and International Society of Sport Nutrition Accreditation for those students who successfully pass the modules of Applied Strength and Conditioning and Sport Nutrition.

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

You can pursue opportunities in the sports performance and coaching field, or gain positions such as head strength coach, assistant strength coach, strength coach, and sports nutrition advisor.

You can also gain roles in the health and fitness industry (advanced programmes and services), performance diagnostics-oriented companies, institutions and laboratories, manufacturers of devices, equipment for training, and testing.

Other opportunities include sports nutrition supplements design, oriented research institutions, public authorities, consulting and self-employed businesses, and healthcare companies and institutions.

Are internships available?

You may be able to undertake internships at Medway Hospital, working with the Prehabilitation Unit. The internship is 8-12 weeks, with attendance twice a week (9am-2pm).

This will provide you with a Certificate in Professional Practice and valuable employment experience before you graduate.

Do you provide employability services?

Our services are designed to help you achieve your potential and support your transition towards a rewarding graduate career.

The Employability and Careers Service provides support when you are preparing to apply for placements and graduate roles. It includes CV clinics, mock interviews and employability skills workshops.

Each School also has its own Employability Officer, who works closely with the industry and will provide specific opportunities relevant to your own course.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

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If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study full-time then you apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS).

If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study part-time then you can apply directly via our online application form.

If you are from outside the UK, you can apply via UCAS, directly via our online application form or via one of our in-country representatives. If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.