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Course summary

Join one of a select few CIMSPA (Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity)-endorsed strength and conditioning courses in the UK. You’ll develop industry-relevant competences to the highest level. Upon graduation, you’ll be recognised as a CIMSPA Graduate Strength and Conditioning Coach, highly skilled and able to stand out from the crowd in the employment market. This is the ideal course for passionate and committed individuals who want to advance their strength and conditioning practice. Many of our module assessments have been designed with industry to provide an experience that develops your subject-specific knowledge that is relevant to your applied practice. This provides you with the opportunity to critically evaluate, reflect and receive feedback on your current practices that you can act upon to enhance your career prospects. Designed in collaboration with our key industry partners, the course has a proven track record of helping practitioners progress into the field, via both practice and academic routes. Focus is on developing your performance as an evidence-based coach, with a strong scientific background. You’ll be challenged and supported to develop your existing expertise to the high standards required by employers, as well as UKSCA and NSCA professional standards. You’ll be taught by experienced accredited strength and conditioning coaches, who are also research-active lecturers, actively publishing high-quality research in the field. CIMSPA-endorsement This course is endorsed by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA). On successful completion of the course you’ll hold the professional position of ‘Graduate Strength and Conditioning Coach’. Student CIMSPA membership fees are funded by us throughout your studies, providing you with career advice and further learning opportunities. Once you obtain the ‘Graduate Strength and Conditioning Coach’ title you’ll then need to enter into a professional membership with CIMSPA in order to maintain the qualification.

Modules

Our modules are developed regularly to reflect student and industry demands, ensuring you’re well prepared to enter skilled employment on graduation. The majority of courses are comprised of both compulsory and optional modules, the latter of which you'll be able to choose from to suit your interests and career goals. Most courses also include work placement learning, to help you gain essential experience for your future. Modules include: Skills Acquisition for Strength and Conditioning, Contemporary Issues in Strength and Conditioning, Applied Practice in Strength and Conditoning, Performance Profiling and Testing for Athletes, Professional Development Portfolio (MSc only), Physiology of Strength and Conditioning (MSc only), High Performing Environments (MSc only), The Research Process (MSc only), Postgraduate Dissertation (MSc only). Modules are sometimes subject to change. Optional modules change each year - you can attend introductory sessions before deciding which ones to study. For more information, please visit https://www.hartpury.ac.uk/university/courses/postgraduate/msc-strength-and-conditioning/

Assessment method

You will be assessed through a mixture of practical coaching assessments, oral presentations, written coursework and portfolio submission. Many of the modules will be marked based on a mixture of assessment types, whilst others will be based solely on one type of assessment. There will also be a dissertation in which the student must perform research and analysis in an area of their interest.


Entry requirements

At least a 2:1 in a Bachelor’s Degree in strength and conditioning, sports science, or a related sport science degree is preferred. However, prospective students with a 2:2 in the aforementioned degrees will also be considered if they can demonstrate suitable knowledge, understanding and dedication to the area. All students who apply for the course will be required to attend a phone interview and/or a formal interview. Additionally, those without an undergraduate degree but who can evidence significant professional and current experience within strength and conditioning will be considered.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9000 Whole course
EU £13000 Whole course
England £9000 Whole course
Northern Ireland £9000 Whole course
Scotland £9000 Whole course
Wales £9000 Whole course
International £13000 Whole course

Additional fee information

The above fees may change as a result of the UK leaving the EU.

Sponsorship information

The Hartpury Postgraduate Studentship Scheme has been developed to make postgraduate study affordable and to provide students with an opportunity to gain valuable work experience to compliment and enhance their academic study. Roles are available in Teaching Assistants and Research Assistants. Post holders will be supported to undertake a teaching qualification and HEA accreditation as well as having a fee bursary and a training bursary. To apply, please visit: https://www.hartpury.ac.uk/university/postgraduate/postgraduate-studentship-scheme/ For information on other financial support available to postgraduate students, please see our website for more information: www.hartpury.ac.uk/university/facilities/life-at-hartpury/finance/

Strength and Conditioning at Hartpury University - UCAS