Strength and Conditioning MSc

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
1 Year
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 16/09/2019

Recruiting for 2020 start only.

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.

Course

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

Additional

Information

Supercharge your CV

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.

Course Details

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.

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Open Days

Discover More

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

Entry Requirements

You will need to have a first or second class honours degree from a UK university or international equivalent in a relevant subject in order to be eligible to apply for this course.

For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent)
    for study at postgraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Course Content

  • Strength and Conditioning for Specific Athletes (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: SPOM015
    Core Module Y
  • Strength and Conditioning Techniques (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: SPOM016
    Core Module Y
  • Injury Assessment and Management (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: SPMM001
    Core Module Y
  • Strength and Conditioning Science (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: SPOM017
    Core Module Y
  • Applied Training Methods (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: SPOM006
    Core Module N
  • Dissertation (60 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: SPMM003
    Core Module Y
  • Research Methods – Quantitative Statistical Analyses (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: SLSM011
    Core Module N

Facilities &

Special Features

We have experienced subject specialists actively researching and publishing in their fields.

You will have an opportunity to attend and present research at international conferences.

Sports Zone at Waterside is home to a multi-use sports dome suitable for a variety of sports, including football, badminton and netball. The facilities include two sports performance labs, a pair of teaching rooms and changing rooms. In addition, there are three outdoor multi-use games areas and floodlit full-size all-weather sports pitch. The sports dome is used for teaching, research and recreational activities.

We have a highly equipped and dedicated S&C studio, biomechanics and physiology laboratories.

We also have highly equipped and dedicated biomechanics and physiology laboratories.

Postgraduate Opportunities

Graduate Discount Scheme

Our graduate discount scheme is open to graduates of the University of Northampton who enrol on a full master’s programme with us in the year 2018/19.

Qualifying students will receive 20% discount on the full tuition fee for their Master’s course.

*Find out if you are eligible for 20% fee discount by visiting our webpage.

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £7,300
Part Time: £810 per 20 credit module.

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 19/20 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

2018/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £6,625
Part Time: £735 per 20 credit module.

Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International:£12,750

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.

International scholarships

For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

2018/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International:£12,200

Scholarships

Dr Mike Daniel Research Degree Scholarship

The Dr Mike Daniel Research Degree Scholarship awards £500 to a postgraduate research degree student at the University of Northampton. Dr Mike Daniel was Pro…

EU and International Scholarships

We’re committed to offering the opportunity to study in the UK to the best and brightest students from around the world.

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.  The…

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  • Full range of integrated learning environments.
  • 24/7 library and learning zone.
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Updated 16/09/2019

  • Recruiting for 2020 start only.

    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.

    Course

    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
  • 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.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Supercharge your CV

    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.

    • Discover More

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

  • You will need to have a first or second class honours degree from a UK university or international equivalent in a relevant subject in order to be eligible to apply for this course.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent)
      for study at postgraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Strength and Conditioning for Specific Athletes (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: SPOM015
      Core Module Y
    • Strength and Conditioning Techniques (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: SPOM016
      Core Module Y
    • Injury Assessment and Management (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: SPMM001
      Core Module Y
    • Strength and Conditioning Science (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: SPOM017
      Core Module Y
    • Applied Training Methods (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: SPOM006
      Core Module N
    • Dissertation (60 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: SPMM003
      Core Module Y
    • Research Methods – Quantitative Statistical Analyses (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: SLSM011
      Core Module N

    Facilities &

    Special Features

    We have experienced subject specialists actively researching and publishing in their fields.

    You will have an opportunity to attend and present research at international conferences.

    Sports Zone at Waterside is home to a multi-use sports dome suitable for a variety of sports, including football, badminton and netball. The facilities include two sports performance labs, a pair of teaching rooms and changing rooms. In addition, there are three outdoor multi-use games areas and floodlit full-size all-weather sports pitch. The sports dome is used for teaching, research and recreational activities.

    We have a highly equipped and dedicated S&C studio, biomechanics and physiology laboratories.

    We also have highly equipped and dedicated biomechanics and physiology laboratories.

    • Graduate Discount Scheme

      Our graduate discount scheme is open to graduates of the University of Northampton who enrol on a full master’s programme with us in the year 2018/19.

      Qualifying students will receive 20% discount on the full tuition fee for their Master’s course.

      *Find out if you are eligible for 20% fee discount by visiting our webpage.

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • 2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £7,300
    Part Time: £810 per 20 credit module.

    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 19/20 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

    2018/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £6,625
    Part Time: £735 per 20 credit module.

    Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International:£12,750

    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.

    International scholarships

    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

    2018/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International:£12,200

    Scholarships

    Dr Mike Daniel Research Degree Scholarship

    The Dr Mike Daniel Research Degree Scholarship awards £500 to a postgraduate research degree student at the University of Northampton. Dr Mike Daniel was Pro…

    EU and International Scholarships

    We’re committed to offering the opportunity to study in the UK to the best and brightest students from around the world.

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.  The…

*Course data provided by Unistats

Is this course
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Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour