12 months
14300 GBP/year
9000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MSc Advanced Coaching in Strength and Conditioning course from University of South Wales is written by coaches for coaches and aimed at people wishing to pursue a career in the coaching of strength and conditioning or as a coach in the fitness industry. 

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The MSc Advanced Coaching in Strength and Conditioning course from University of South Wales is taught by an expert team of industry professionals including Ian Jeffreys, the world-leading professor in strength and conditioning.

Effective coaching in strength and conditioning is about far more than sets and reps. It is about building a performance environment, developing relationships with athletes and with other members of the performance team. It is about leadership, management, reflection, teaching, motivating; yet few courses cover these critical components.

This strength and conditioning postgraduate course is different. Instead of focussing on what to do, we focus on how it is done, with the coach firmly in the centre. Every module has been designed after extensive consultation with coaches and based around the reality of the performance ensuring you are prepared for what the industry will throw at you.


The MSc Advanced Coaching in Strength and Conditioning is ideal for graduates from strength and conditioning degrees or wider sport science degrees. It is also designed to cater for experienced coaches or personal trainers looking to study at Masters level.

Career options for graduates include strength and conditioning coach, personal trainer, fitness industry coach and high performance coach. 


The MSc Advanced Coaching in Strength and Conditioning course is applying for accreditation as an ERP course with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Maximising Human Performance
  • Strategic Planning and Decision Making for Human Performance
  • The Modern Coach – Thriving in a Complex World
  • Advanced Methods in Strength and Conditioning – A Solutions-based Approach
  • Bio-medical Aspects of Human Performance 
  • Innovation and Technological Application in Human Performance
  • Applied Strength and Conditioning Solution 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Entrance to the course normally requires an Honours degree classification of at least a 2:2 in a relevant subject/or extensive coaching experience.
  • Candidates will be expected to be actively coaching in the field of strength and conditioning

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14300 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Part-time UK and EU:  £1000 per 20 credits


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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