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Course summary

Overview This degree is the ideal sports and exercise science route for students who aspire to work with elite athletes. Learn how to plan and deliver training programmes, monitor progress and deliver feedback to coaches. Being a fully recognised profession in elite sport, almost all professional clubs now employ a minimum of one strength and conditioning coach. This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to work with athletes in any sport and of any age. 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 StoneX Stadium, home of Saracens Rugby Club, where we boast world-class performance laboratories, rehabilitation units and testing facilities. (Access will be dependent on social distancing requirements due to Covid-19.) 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.ports.

Modules

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


Entry requirements

2:2 (hons degree) or equivalent qualification


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5With at least 6.0 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)87With at least 21 in listening & writing, 22 in speaking and 23 in reading
PTE Academic58With at least 51 in all components

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9600* Whole course
England £9600* Whole course
Northern Ireland £9600* Whole course
Scotland £9600* Whole course
Wales £9600* Whole course
Channel Islands £9600* Whole course
International £14800* Whole course

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Strength and Conditioning at Middlesex University - UCAS