Strength & Conditioning
As a profession, strength and conditioning has seen substantial growth in the past 40 years. Strength and conditioning coaches, in collaboration with athletic trainers, physiotherapists, nutritionists, sport scientists, and other allied professions, are now commonly part of a team that provide support services to athletes.
The knowledge base that is utilised by strength and conditioning coaches cuts across anatomy, exercise physiology, biomechanics, nutrition, and sport psychology. Developed to reflect the guidelines published by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), key stakeholders from industry have also been consulted to help formulate a needs-led curriculum. You will cover topics including principles and practice of strength and conditioning, nutrition and exercise metabolism, optimising exercise, programme design, motor cognition and performance, applied statistics and conduct a research project.
For further course details please see "Course Web Page" below.
All students have to successfully complete the following 7 compulsory modules in for the award of MSc in Strength and Conditioning.
a. Principles and Practice of S&C (30 Credits)
b. Programme Design (15 Credits)
c. Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism (15 Credits)
d. Optimizing Exercise and Load (30 Credits)
e. Applied Statistics (15 Credits)
f. Motor Cognition (15 Credits)
g. Research Project
For further information on modules, please contact the Course Director.
To apply to our postgraduate taught programmes, you must meet the University's General Entrance Requirements and any course-specific requirements.
These vary depending on the course and are detailed online.
If English language is not your first language this course requires a minimum English level of IELTS 6.0, or equivalent. Visit ulster.ac.uk/englishrequirements for more details on English language requirements.
For full entry requirements please see "Course Web Page" below.
You can apply directly to Ulster any time of year. We advise that you submit your application two weeks prior to your course start date to ensure sufficient time to review your application and, should you be made an offer, complete all necessary enrolment admin.
To start an application, you must create an Ulster University account. Do not worry. You don't need to complete your application in one go. We understand that this is a big decision. Our admissions team are on hand to help you with both the form and any documentation that you may need as part of your application.
Application is through the University's online application system (see "Application Weblink" below).
Students may wish to complete the programme in part-time mode over 3 academic years, typically taking 30 credits per semester.
Year of entry: 2020/21
Postgraduate Information Session 20 February 2020
Register at: ulster.ac.uk/pg-information-events
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Employment opportunities for aspiring strength and conditioning coaches exist in government-funded organisations such as schools, colleges, universities, national/state institutes of sport, and privately funded professional organisations and with individual athletes.