This exciting and applied course will develop your scientific knowledge and skills in delivering strength and conditioning (S&C) training methods within a range of contexts. You will build upon prior experiences by developing in-depth knowledge of S&C science and the multi-faceted role of the S&C practitioner.
What happens on the course?
The applied and practical nature of the course will equip you with the skills required to work with athletes and clients of different ages, abilities and demographics in designing and implementing bespoke training programmes to enhance athletic performance and health and wellbeing. You will benefit from the insights of experienced S&C coaches and practitioners from related disciplines, and will have opportunities to gain highly sought after applied experience and coaching qualifications alongside the course.
The University of Wolverhampton has worked in partnership with CIMSPA and the UKSCA to develop our MSc S&C course in line with the professional standards for the S&C coach role, demonstrating our commitment to the ongoing development of the sector Professional Standards. The course is delivered by a UKSCA accredited coach, tutor and assessor. Completion of the 7SR009 Practical Strength and Conditioning Techniques module will prepare you to undertake additional qualifications such as British Weightlifting level 2 and 3 awards in instructing weight training, and the UKSCA Level 2 certificate in the foundations of strength and conditioning (Trainer) qualification.
This course will prepare you for employment in a range of roles within the Sport and Physical Activity sector, which contributes approximately £40 billion to the UK economy each year and employs approximately one million people. Professional Standards for roles in this sector are developed by the UKSCA in collaboration with the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA).
You will have opportunities, including a placement module, to gain applied experience in high performance environments at key our key partners such as Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, Walsall FC, British Judo, Worcester Warriors, Walsall Rugby, and Wasps Netball. For a limited number of students, we aim to offer a part time bursary option including a year-long internship with the University of Wolverhampton sports teams or a key partner.
These modules are correct at the time of publication. Modules may change over time due to validation and continuous monitoring policies. Applicants will be notified in writing of any significant changes to their chosen course(s).
Advanced Research Methods
Applied Strength and Conditioning Practice
Athlete Profiling and Performance Monitoring
Practical Strength and Conditioning Techniques
Science and practice of training programme design
You will need a good degree in a related subject (normally 2:1 or above).
We will consider applicants who have other qualifications or experience, equivalent to degree level. If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
You will need to supply evidence in the personal statement on the application form that demonstrates your suitability for the MSc Strength and Conditioning and your reasons for wanting to study the course.
Please note those receiving an offer of a place on the course will be subsequently required to meet a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.
Applicants from overseas should also have a good standard of written and spoken English (normally IELTS 6.5). You will also need to obtain a certificate of good conduct/character and any other references from your home country, and this will be required to ensure you pass the UK police (DBS) checks that are a requirement of the course..
Please note you may be required to attend an interview for this course..
Entry to this course requires a Disclosure and Barring Service (DB) Police Check.
If you have accepted a Conditional Offer made by the University of Wolverhampton you will receive correspondence asking you to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The charge for this will be a DBS fee of £44.00 and a £6.00 ID check service fee. You will also need to complete a physical activity readiness questionnaire prior to starting the course.
Those who do not meet the entry requirements set for this course (listed above) may be offered an alternative course/s. The alternative course/s offered will also require the applicant to meet with the set entry requirements..
Course fees and finance
Postgraduate Loans: Are available for taught and research Masters courses for students resident in England. For more information on eligibility and how to apply online visit: www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan
Professional and Career Development Loan: The University is a Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL) registered Learning Provider, registration number . A PCDL is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.
Charitable Funding: You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites www.acf.org.uk, www.dsc.org.uk/fundingwebsites or www.family-action.org.uk. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.