Postgraduate - taught prospectus

Strength and Conditioning, MSc

Our MSc Strength and Conditioning covers resistance training for health, performance, injury prevention and applied nutrition and is recognised by the NSCA.

Why study this at Greenwich?

  • Our MSc Strength and Conditioning is recognised as a high quality programme by the National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Our programme is the only postgraduate MSc covering resistance training for health, performance, injury prevention and applied nutrition
  • All of our students have found high qualified and well remunerated jobs at prestigious institutions such as the NHS.

Department

Life & Sports Science

Location

Attendance

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

Professional recognition

Upon successful completion of the programme, students will achieve professional accreditations from the most respected organisations in the field: National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) and the International Society of Sport Nutrition (ISSN).

Our innovative Master's degree is focused on the application of strength and conditioning as one of the most effective tools to improve both health and performance.

Accreditation

The evidence-based content, supported by an extensive practical programme, will provide students with the opportunity to obtain professional accreditations from the most respected organisations in the field:

  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
  • United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA)
  • International Society of Sport Nutrition (ISSN).

Our MSc Strength and Conditioning is recognised as a high quality programme for the NSCA Education Recognition Programme.

Specialist staff

The programme is supported by internationally recognised visiting professionals, together with specialist staff in the Centre for Sports Science and Medicine in Sport and Exercise within the Department of Life and Sports Sciences. This, together with the well-equipped facilities, gives a focus on the students need and requirements, helping them achieve their potential.

Outcome

The aims of the programme are to:

  • Provide students with an understanding of the subject specific knowledge, as well as the critical, analytical and flexible approach to problem-solving in the field of strength and conditioning
  • Provide students with enhanced practical and professional skills and thus prepare students effectively for professional employment or doctoral studies in the field of strength and conditioning
  • Enable students to work independently and use initiative in solving the diverse problems that may be encountered
  • Instil a critical awareness of advances at the forefront of strength and conditioning.

What you will study

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Entry requirements

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 programme leader for further information

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.

Fees and finance

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.

Fees information International fees

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.

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

Financial support

Additional information

Assessment

Students will be assessed through:

  •  Essays
  •  Case study 
  •  Problem solving exercises
  •  Time-constrained tests
  •  Formal reports
  •  Presentations
  •  Portfolio
  •  Written examinations
  •  Practical assessments 
  •  An independent research project.

Careers

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

They 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 as well as sports nutrition supplements design; oriented research institutions; public authorities; consulting and self-employed businesses; health-care companies and institutions.

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