Strength and Conditioning is a popular area within sport science, predominantly from within the discipline of physiology, often requiring knowledge of inter-disciplinary applied sport science and coaching.
The primary focus of this Strength and Conditioning programme from The University of Edinburgh is sporting performance. However, the application of strength and conditioning principles to diverse areas including exercise, pre- and rehabilitation, youth and ageing populations, and other specific and clinical populations is becoming more commonplace.
By joining this degree, you will have the opportunity to study the application of these principles in your core and option courses, and see how they are reflected in a range of practical contexts through a voluntary internship or placement.
Parallel to the taught programme, we encourage and help to facilitate, where possible, excellent applied experience and professional development opportunities, using established links with local and national sports teams and governing bodies.
Our graduates work around the world as strength and conditioning and physical preparation specialists for professional sports teams and clubs, for the UK and US army and air force, applying their knowledge by working with clinical populations in health settings, developing strategies for improving staff health and wellbeing in large organisations across a variety of industries, and undertaking doctoral study.
The qualification and skills you gain in this programme will complement the applied experience and any professional accreditation for those aspiring to be practitioners at the cutting edge of strength and conditioning. Primary roles exist in the sports performance area, but you may also apply your skills to work in the areas of exercise and fitness, rehabilitation and the wider sports industry.
The Master's degree is also a springboard for further research, either within academia or the private sector. The highly transferable skills you gain in areas such as communication and project management can be applied to roles in any field.
The MSc Strength and Conditioning programme is formally recognised by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Education Recognition Programme. This recognition distinguishes the programme as having a standardised, approved strength and conditioning curricula.
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- Conditioning Physiology
- Environmental Factors in Sport
- Physio-mechanical Aspects of Resistance Training
- Professional Development in Strength and Conditioning
- Strength and Conditioning for Specific Populations
- Research Process
- Understanding Research Concepts
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
We encourage you to apply at least one month prior to entry so that we have enough time to process your application.
DisciplinesSports Management Sports Sciences View 318 other Masters in Sports Sciences in United Kingdom
A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a sport and exercise science subject area.
We may also consider your application if you have other academic or professional qualifications or considerable relevant experience; please contact us to check before you apply. We will consider:
- Strengths and weaknesses in grade profiles related to the programme.
- Applied experience as an athlete or coach.
- Applied experience working with other athletes and coaches.
- Professional training or accreditation in strength and conditioning.
International24000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 24000 GBP per year during 12 months.
National11900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11900 GBP per year during 12 months.
Part-time MSc 2 years, fees per year
- Home: £5,950
- International/EU: £12,000
Full-time PgDip, fees per year
- Home: £7,935
- International/EU: £16,000
Living costs for Edinburgh
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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