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Strength, Conditioning and Performance Science

12 months
14500 GBP/year
8250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MSc in Strength, Conditioning and Performance Science from Canterbury Christ Church University is set in the context of the current strength and conditioning climate, where there is an emphasis on the need to develop quality strength and conditioning support services for all ages across the performance sport sector in what is a rapidly growing and evolving industry.


The MSc in Strength, Conditioning and Performance Science from Canterbury Christ Church University incorporates specialised teaching from practicing accredited coaches, sport scientists and internationally-recognised researchers in the field of sport performance, and provides a curriculum that is underpinned by research and evidence-based practice.

Throughout the course you will be supported by our enthusiastic and highly qualified staff who are experienced practitioners in high performance and elite sport and bring this experience into the teaching. Guest lectures take place from experts such as sport performance physiotherapists, elite sport performance managers and skilled representatives from sport performance organisations and governing bodies.

All about the course

The structure of the MSc Strength, Conditioning & Performance Science will provide an interaction of both applied practical skills and academic knowledge. You will develop research methods skills associated with the broad field of strength and conditioning and performance science with the support of Faculty expertise at Canterbury Christ Church, where both qualitative and quantitative tools and methods of data collection and interpretation will be explored.

Your future career

This course is designed to enhance the employment prospects of those that want to work in applied sport science by developing both academic knowledge and an advanced practical skill set for varied roles within this industry.

The course is designed for those who wish to work or undertake further study in the sport performance industry. Specifically, the course offers you the opportunity to study a breadth of topic areas, but also an element of self-direction in the topics and practical skills that you would wish to enhance and be assessed on.

The course is of particular relevance, though not exclusive, to recent graduates of sport and exercise science, strength and conditioning, or related disciplines.

The course is suited for those interested in careers such as accredited strength and conditioning coaches, sport rehabilitators, sport and exercise physiologists, sport performance specialists, or various roles in the sport and fitness industry or further study. 

Graduates of the programme will have the potential to pursue careers as professional strength and conditioning coaches working for sports institutes, professional sports teams and national sport governing bodies, technical coaches, work within the health and fitness industry as advanced physical trainers, specialist consultants and teachers (secondary and tertiary education). Graduates may pursue specialist roles in education institutions where the focus is on athletic development or a role related to rehabilitation and conditioning.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Practical Techniques and Skills in Strength and Conditioning
  • Advanced Practical Techniques and Skills in Strength and Conditioning
  • Science of Performance, Planning and Programming
  • Biomechanics, Skill Acquisition and Technology in Strength and Conditioning
  • Applied Practice and Research in Strength and Conditioning
  • Research Methods

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An undergraduate honours degree (normally a high 2:2 or above) in strength and conditioning, sport and exercise science or other relevant subject (e.g., sport performance, management, education) will be considered OR
  • Professional qualification relevant to strength and conditioning with a minimum of 3 years relevant experience in a high-performance sport setting.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14500 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    8250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Part time:

UK: £4,125/year

Living costs for Canterbury

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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