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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 physical 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 Sports Science and Medicine in Sport and Exercise, 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 some of the most respected organisations in the field. In particular, the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) recognises our master's as a high-quality programme for the NSCA Education Recognition Programme.

Campus

Avery Hill

Duration

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

Start month

September

Home/international fees

2021/2022 fees

2021/2022 fees

What you should know about this course

  • Graduates of this course will have the opportunity to apply for external professional accreditation from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
  • 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 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 Sports Science and Medicine in Sport and Exercise. 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.

Come and meet us

Given the current situation with Covid-19, we are offering virtual events so that you can still experience how Greenwich could be the right university for you.

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Entry requirements

If you are

Applicants should have an appropriate degree in sports sciences or equivalent, normally at 2.1 or above.

Other qualifications may be accepted. Please contact the course leader for details.

Students educated in a language other than English should have an IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent.

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.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

This section helps you understand more about how you'll learn based on standard delivery of teaching and learning on campus.

However, as a response to COVID-19 we are currently operating a 'blended model' of teaching and learning (except for distance-learning courses). This means a combination of face-to-face sessions on our campuses with online lectures. There is additional support for any students who are unable to attend campus because they are ill or shielding. We'll continue to offer blended learning to all our students, in line with government guidelines, for as long as we are advised to. If government or local authority rules require it, we may be limited to offering online-only learning but will return to blended learning as soon as we are safely able to do so.

You can find out more about how we are supporting our students.

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.

Feedback summary

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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.

*Calculated as an average of compulsory and optional modules (where applicable) each year. You can find more detail about how individual modules are taught within the 'what you will study' section.

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.

2021/2022 fees

Full-time (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
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Fees information International fees

Fees are assessed based on your country of domicile, with students domiciled in the EU charged international fees. If you are unsure, find out more about how your fee status is assessed.

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. We have dedicated accommodation for postgraduate students (Devonport House) available from just £160 per person per week, with bills included. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost. Students based at the Medway Campus can also reside in student halls in Chatham or rent privately in the local area.

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There is a range of financial support available to support your studies. This includes postgraduate loans, international scholarships, and options for current students and alumni to continue studying at the university. EU students may be eligible for a bursary to support their study. View our EU bursary to find out more.

We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Other costs

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.

Accommodation information

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

If you are a UK or EU student and want to study part-time then you apply to the university directly.

If you are a Non-EU student, you can apply directly via our website or through one of our agents. Please note that if you require a Tier 4 student visa, you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.

If you are a Non-EU student, you can apply directly via our website or through one of our agents. Please note that if you require a Tier 4 student visa, you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.