COVID-19 Updates: For advice and updates for staff, students, and applicants who may have concerns about the coronavirus outbreak please visit our Situation Updates page.

Strength and Conditioning MSc

Key Facts

  • Level:

    Postgraduate

  • Duration:

    1 year full time
    2 years part time

  • Starting:

    September

  • Fees UK:

    Full Time: £7,470
    Part Time: £830 per 20 credit module

  • Fees International:

    £14,000

Get in touch


For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

UK/EU Students enquiries

study@northampton.ac.uk
0300 303 2772

International Students enquiries

international@northampton.ac.uk
+44 (0)1604 894503

TEF Gold. Teaching Excellence Framework.

Overview


This course is designed to help you in your development to becoming an effective strength and conditioning coach. Based in Northampton, we have three professional sports clubs in the town and the University is surrounded by Olympic and Paralympic feeder clubs enabling you to develop skills and experience as an applied practitioner. This course will facilitate your accreditation from relevant strength and conditioning awarding bodies (UKSCA and NSCA). Our staff are actively involved in providing support to a range of elite athletes and clubs, enabling you to apply your practice and develop your network.

This is a practical based course; stimulating, well-structured and research-informed covering a range of areas. You’ll explore the science behind strength and conditioning, work with a range of athletes, develop training techniques and coaching skills, learn applied training methods and the assessment and management of injury. The practical elements of the degree make use of purpose-built strength and conditioning gym and laboratories to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills associated with strength and conditioning.

Updated 24/11/2020

Highlights


  • Benefit from purpose-built strength and conditioning studio and dedicated laboratories.
  • Take your career further with our UKSCA designed course content.
  • Strong industry links with Northampton’s professional sports teams

Course Content


  • The course will examine advanced and current aspects of strength and conditioning – exploring the science behind S&C – such as the development of strength, speed and power. The practical training sessions are designed to help you develop the skills and knowledge required to become an applied practitioner. The course will culminate with you conducting a research project, allowing you to demonstrate an advanced understanding of the research process. You will complete the project with the intention of submitting your findings to relevant conferences and journals for publication.

    Schedule and Methods of Learning

    The first trimester of the course focuses on S&C techniques, the underpinning theory of training and programming, the assessment and management of injuries. The second trimester allows you to develop your understanding of these specific training methods and apply them to a real-life case study as part of the applied training methods module.

    Classes are delivered in a variety of means – lectures, seminars and practical – our aim is to provide opportunities for you to become actively involved in your learning. All sessions are supported by our online learning environment, NILE. You can expect three hours of contact time each week for each module. There are no additional costs for the course however, you will need sports clothes (trainers, shorts, tops) when participating in the practical sessions.

    Placement Opportunities

    There are multiple opportunities, via the University’s industry links, to develop your applied practice across a range of local and national sports organisations. Sport links include professional cricket, rugby, football, England Dodgeball, GB Carriage Driving and many more.

    For example, successful candidates that secure work placements at Northamptonshire County Cricket Club (NCCC), will be under the supervision of S&C coaches and medical staff. You could potentially assist with the physical preparation of first team players and will have access to a variety of on-going applied learning opportunities to supplement continued education and academic studies.

  • 2021/22 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 21/22 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • Home- Full Time: £7,470
    • Home – Part Time: £830 per 20 credit module.
    • International: £14,000
    Additional costs

    You will need to wear suitable sports kit for practical sessions as part of the course. You can purchase Sport and Exercise kit (polo shirts and hoodies) but these are not compulsory. The exact cost of kit will be provided at the start of the course.

    2020/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • Home/EU – Full Time: £7,425
    • Home/EU Part Time: £825 per 20 credit module
    • International: £13,750
    Additional costs

    You will need to wear suitable sports kit for practical sessions as part of the course. You can purchase Sport and Exercise kit (polo shirts and hoodies) but these are not compulsory. The exact cost of kit will be provided at the start of the course.

     

    Postgraduate Loans

    If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 20/21 or 21/22 either full-time or part-time* you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan through Student Finance England.

    *The maximum period of study allowed for part-time courses is two years

     

    For information on the scholarships available to you, please see our scholarships page.

  • Our Strength and Conditioning course is aligned to the guidelines set out by the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA).  The module content and a number of assessments have been designed to align with the content and assessments associated with UKSCA accreditation.

Upcoming Opendays

Open Days give you the best experience and insight to courses, people and facilities that interest you. Make your choice easier and come meet us.