• Application Deadline
  • 12 months


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.

What you will study

The Advanced Coaching in Strength and Conditioning course can be studied full time over a year or part time over two years. The following modules will be studied. Each has 20 credits with a final applied strength and conditioning solution carrying 60 credits. Part time students can distribute these modules over two years.

Each module is delivered in a blended format supported by an initial week long induction and two further week long residential blocks during the course.


The MSc Advanced Coaching in Strength and Conditioning aimed at people wishing to pursue a career in the coaching of strength and conditioning or anyone wishing to pursue a career as a coach in the fitness industry. It 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 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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

    13400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13400 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.
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Part-time UK and EU:  £1000 per 20 credits


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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