Leeds Beckett University

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: Leeds Beckett University (formerly Leeds Metropolitan University)

Strength and Conditioning (Taught)

There are other course options available which may have a different vacancy status or entry requirements – view the full list of options

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Course summary

You could work in high-performance sport, sports development or other environments where superior levels of athleticism are required. As part of your course, you’ll:

  • Learn how to optimise human performance so that athletes of all abilities and sports can perform optimally while minimising their risk of injury
  • Study the biomechanics and physiology of the human body
  • Focus on the development of strength and power and cardiovascular adaptations to aid training and performance
  • Learn to understand the perspectives of other practitioners, including nutritionists, physiotherapists and psychologists
  • Have the opportunity to design and implement a programme for athletes or specific populations
  • Apply your theoretical knowledge to real-life situations
  • Establish positive working relationships with a wide range of people, including players, athletes, officials, coaches and parents
Industry links We have worked closely with our contacts in the strength and conditioning industry to create this course. You’ll benefit from the input of professionals including physiotherapists, strength and conditioning coaches, lecturers and nutritionists This will help you gain the skills and knowledge you need to be successful in this sector. Teaching expertise Our teaching staff have a strong research background. The team includes practising strength and conditioning coaches who’ll be able to relate your theoretical learning to real-life practice. You’ll also benefit from our first-class facilities which include:
  • Biomechanics labs
  • On-site swimming pool
  • Athletics track
  • Strength and conditioning room
Professional alignment Our course is aligned with the requirements of the UK Strength and Conditioning Association and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. It will prepare you to apply for accreditation after you graduate. Why study Strength and Conditioning at Leeds Beckett University...
  • Develop theoretical and practical skills to gain a head start in industry
  • Learn how to optimise human performance in athletes of all abilities
  • Build and implement a programme for athletes or specific populations
  • Take advantage of the university’s new state-of-the-art Carnegie School of Sport building
  • Sport volunteering opportunities


Core Modules:

  • Biomechanics of Strength & Power
  • Physiology of Sports Conditioning
  • The Research Process
  • The Planning, Delivery & Evaluation of Training
  • Major Independent Study
  • Professional Practice in Strength & Conditioning
In addition, choose from a list of option modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.

Entry requirements

Applicants should either have at least a 2nd Class Honours degree in the cognate subjects of sports science, sport coaching, sport development, physical education or qualified teacher status, at least a 2nd Class Honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum 6.0 in each component) or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Please see www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk for fee information.
Strength and Conditioning at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS