M.Sc. On Campus

Strength and Conditioning

Northumbria University

12 months
16500 GBP/year
9075 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Are you highly motivated with an interest in strength and conditioning and sport science? Looking to have a real impact on sport and athletic development? This Strength and Conditioning course from Northumbria University gives you the knowledge and practical competencies to go on to further studies or a career in strength and conditioning.


The Strength and Conditioning course from Northumbria University focuses on the practical aspects of the discipline, covering topics including the physiology of strength and conditioning, applied strength and conditioning, contemporary issues and professional practice for the benefit of athletes in the sporting industry.

Throughout your Strength and Conditioning course from Northumbria University, you’ll be working in some of the best campus sports facilities in the UK, including sport and exercise science labs accredited by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), and learning useful skills thanks to course recognition by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Career Edge

  • The course is focused on delivering industry specific knowledge, and is supported by a world class BASES-accredited teaching and research environment. Your future employability across the sports science industry will also be enhanced, thanks to our recognition by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
  • You can expect a professional hands-on learning experience. As part of the High Performance Coaching module, you’ll work with a client and analyse their personal coaching practice, giving you practical experience that can apply in your future career.
  • Graduating from this course, you’ll be well qualified to work as a strength and conditioning coach or go on to study for a PhD.
  • Former students are involved in strength and conditioning work for national governing bodies and other organisations or through private consultancy. One recent graduate is the National Fitness Coach for the Gibraltar Football Association.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Exercise Prescription for Health Disorders and Special Populations 
  • Sport and Exercise Science Dissertation 
  • Contemporary Issues and Professional Practise
  • Applied Strength and Conditioning
  • High Performance Coaching in Strength & Conditioning 
  • Physiology of Strength and Conditioning 
  • Research Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

National students are advised to apply early to secure your place and organise any sponsorship or funding.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in a relevant subject area such as sports science, sports performance and coaching, physical education, physiotherapy, or an honours degree in another discipline which includes anatomy and physiology. Work experience in a relevant field and/or a professional qualification may also be considered.
  • Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)/Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) will be considered on an individual basis: applicants may be required to submit a professional portfolio to demonstrate their suitability for the course.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9075 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9075 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Newcastle upon Tyne

560 - 991 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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