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Strength and Conditioning, MSc

Middlesex University

  • October, 2020 Start Date

  • 1 year Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £9100.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

This degree is the ideal sports and exercise science route for students who aspire to work with elite athletes. Learn how to write and deliver training programmes, and monitor and feedback progress. Most professional clubs and athletes now employ a strength and conditioning coach; for example, the Premier League's compulsory requirement for football clubs to employ strength and conditioning professionals.

Why study MSc Strength and Conditioning at Middlesex University?

Learn from noted academics who also work with professional athletes and clubs. This course will facilitate your accreditation from relevant strength and conditioning awarding bodies (NSCA and UKSCA) and provide supervised work experience with high-level athletes (for example, in professional football, rugby, and with Olympic and Paralympic athletes). Alongside designing and implementing evidence-based, sport-specific training programmes, you will master a number of exercise techniques, including Olympic lifting, speed agility and plyometrics. You will also develop research and data analysis skills, and the ability to present findings to a team.

You will gain experience as a strength and conditioning coach and scientist through our work-placement module. One of our partner organisations is Saracens Rugby Club and our facilities are housed at their nearby Allianz Park stadium where we boast world-class performance laboratories, rehabilitation units and testing facilities. You will build invaluable industry contacts and we maintain contact with many of our graduates who have gone on to work in professional sports.

Course highlights

  • Based in London, we are surrounded by the greatest density of top sports clubs and organisations in the UK
  • We believe that all our graduates should be high achievers both practically and academically. As a result, we actively encourage students to publish their dissertation through peer-reviewed journals and conferences
  • This course will facilitate your accreditation from relevant strength and conditioning awarding bodies and provide supervised work experience with high-level athletes
  • The majority of our staff are active sports professionals involved in coaching and sport performance. Able to maintain close links with the industry, they can ensure current professional practice informs your studies
  • Small class sizes allow you to receive the personal attention required to thrive in your studies
  • As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

This degree is the ideal sports and exercise science route for students who aspire to work with elite athletes. Learn how to write and deliver training programmes, and monitor and feedback progress. Most professional clubs and athletes now employ a strength and conditioning coach; for example, the Premier League's compulsory requirement for football clubs to employ strength and...

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Course Content

As part of the course you will carry out physiological and biomechanical assessments of athletes and interpret the data so as to monitor and tailor training interventions. You will also develop research skills through both a critical review of literature and the undertaking of laboratory or field-based investigations.

The programme can be studied over one year full-time or part-time over two or three years. Lectures take place once a week, from 10.00-17.00. A typical day involves lectures in the mornings and practical sessions in the afternoon.

Modules

  • Strength and Conditioning Science (30 credits) - Compulsory

  • Performance Training and Corrective Exercise (30 credits) - Compulsory

  • Research Methods (30 credits) - Compulsory

  • Work Placement (30 credits) - Compulsory

  • Dissertation (60 credits) - Compulsory

As part of the course you will carry out physiological and biomechanical assessments of athletes and interpret the data so as to monitor and tailor training interventions. You will also develop research skills through both a critical review of literature and the undertaking of laboratory or field-based investigations. The programme can be studied over one year full-time or part-time...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

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Hendon

Full Time, 1 year

October, 2020

£9100.00

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Entry Requirements

Qualifications

  • Students will require an 2:2 honours degree or above in a sport or exercise related subject.
  • Alternatively, prospective students who have completed a non-related degree but have extensive experience in the field will be considered.

Further requirements

To begin the course you must complete a satisfactory enhanced DBS check and provide suitable references.

Eligibility

UK/EU and international students are eligible to apply for this course.

Academic credit for previous study or experience

If you have relevant qualifications or work experience, academic credit may be awarded towards your Middlesex University programme of study. For further information please visit our Accreditation of Prior Learning page.

Interviews, entrance tests, portfolios and auditions

Entry onto this course does not require an interview, portfolio or audition.

Qualifications Students will require an 2:2 honours degree or above in a sport or exercise related subject. Alternatively, prospective students who have completed a non-related degree but have extensive experience in the field will be considered. Further requirements To begin the course you must complete...

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