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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course summary:

  • Gain real-world knowledge of strength and conditioning through live coaching and placements.
  • Develop your coaching skills and expertise through pedagogical and experiential learning.
  • Understand the scientific principles underpinning successful strength and conditioning.
  • Critically reflect on and improve your technical, problem-solving and interpersonal skills.
Advanced strength and conditioning practitioners need a wide range of knowledge, practical skills and applied techniques to meet the requirements of such a highly specialised role. This course will prepare you to evaluate the physical elements of sport performance or health settings, developing tailored strength and conditioning interventions, as well as your practical coaching skills through experiential learning. How you learn: All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. This course offers a progressive and challenging learning experience, grounded in real-world experiential learning. You’ll evaluate evidence-based coaching models and have a number of real-world practical opportunities to deliver them. You’ll be taught by world-class practitioners and researchers with a wealth of coaching and applied experience. All the course content is developed specifically for this course – ensuring it’s cutting-edge, world-leading and practically applied. You learn through:
  • practical workshops
  • live coaching experiences
  • seminars and lectures
  • formative tasks and problem-based learning
  • online activities and self-directed study
  • projects
Applied learning - Work placements You’ll be able to arrange a work placement as a key component of your course. This gives you real-world experience to prepare you for your future career – and is an opportunity to undertake applied work to improve your practice in a relevant setting. Previously our students have worked in professional clubs and teams, in some cases at sporting organisations around the world. Live projects You’ll work with real athletes as part of your programme of study. This gives you the opportunity to develop your knowledge, skills and understanding – as well as your confidence as a practitioner in the field.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. Compulsory modules Coaching Strength And Conditioning Research Skills For Applied Practice Science Of Strength And Conditioning Strength And Conditioning In Practice Work Based Project

Assessment method

Coursework Practicals

Entry requirements

The following entrance requirements are expected of all learners: - a good honours degree, at 2:1 or above, in strength and conditioning, sport science, exercise science, or: - a good honours degree in a relevant science discipline, or: - an alternative qualification with a suitable concentration of relevant science (at the discretion of the course leader) Non-standard applications will also be considered on a case-by-case basis; the course leader will arrange an informal interview with applicants where this is appropriate. Applicants with formal experience of working in applied sport settings without an undergraduate degree will also be considered at the discretion of the course leader. For international applicants, the following is also required: IELTS of level 6 or above, including a minimum of 5.5 in all areas (or equivalent).

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS of level 6 or above, including a minimum of 5.5 in all areas (or equivalent).

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees for both full-time and part-time postgraduate study options:
Strength and Conditioning Coaching at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS