MSc Strength and Conditioning at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS

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Course summary

From professional coaching to supporting medical rehabilitation, clients want to feel confident they’re getting the best results for their efforts. As a strength and conditioning expert, you’ll help them achieve their goals while safeguarding them from the pain and frustration of injury along the way. We've developed our MSc Strength and Conditioning degree in line with UK professional governing body standards (UKSCA), the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA). This ensures that you leave us with the skill set, confidence and specialist knowledge to excel in the field, and that you’re industry ready and prepared for accreditation.  Designed for graduates and current practitioners, it’s a masters course with plenty of variety. You’ll gain both practical and laboratory experience, as well as research skills and a strong grounding in the scientific and coaching theories that underpin successful training methods. This includes the multidisciplinary considerations for the enhancement of athletic performance, as well as the mitigation of injury risk across diverse populations.  You’ll be taught by experts in their field at the world-class Institute of Sport, with outstanding facilities in the heart of Manchester; a city world renowned for its sporting achievements.  Here, you’ll be part of a large and diverse sporting community with access to academics and sport professionals with a wide variety of interests and specialisms.  Boosting your CV with real-world experience, you also have the opportunity to complete a work placement in an area of your choosing.  This could be in one of the city’s outstanding gyms or sports tech companies, or maybe with one of the leading clubs or national sporting bodies we have ties with. This includes England Para Football, Manchester City FC Academy, British Swimming and professional rugby union club Sale Sharks. Features and Benefits:

  • Learn alongside world-leading researchers – We are 6th in the UK for the power of our research in sport and exercise science. Plus, 95% of our research outputs in sport and exercise science are rated world-leading or internationally excellent. (REF 2021).
  • Employability focussed – You’ll graduate ready to kickstart your dream career. You’ll gain sought-after skills to improve performance, reduce injury and support wellbeing across sectors, from elite athletes to children.
  • Aligned to accrediting bodies – Our course content meets the high training quality standards of the International University Strength and Conditioning Association (IUSCA) and the course design is aligned with the NSCA, UKSCA, and CIMSPA to prepare you for accreditation.
  • Study in world-class facilities – We’ve invested heavily in the Institute of Sport building, our Manchester-based hub for all-things sport. Our teaching spaces house specialist facilities for sport students, athlete scholars and researchers, including a 3D motion analysis laboratory, environmental chamber, and 3 Tesla MRI scanner for advanced imaging.
  • Invested in your practical training – Gain access to a range of high-quality indoor and outdoor training environments with practical sessions in our strength and conditioning suite, field, and court.
  • Study in one of the best sporting cities in the world – Immerse yourself in one of the UK’s most dynamic sporting cities. Manchester is home to world champions and national sporting bodies, as well as grassroots clubs and an army of enthusiastic sporting fans.
  • Gain industry experience – Benefit from our partnerships with leading sports clubs, gyms, sporting bodies and sports tech companies to secure a work placement.
  • Cutting-edge research facilities – In the 2021 Research Excellence Framework, 100% of our research in sport and exercise science is rated world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2021).


Entry requirements

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Fees and funding

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MSc Strength and Conditioning at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS