Sports Strength and Conditioning (Postgraduate Certificate / Postgraduate Diploma / MSc)

All golds training in strength and conditioning suite

Study mode

Full-Time or Part-Time


Oxstalls, Gloucester

Learn and apply contemporary theoretical principles and scientific methodologies that enhance strength and conditioning practice

The Masters degree programme is designed to build on the NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) award and the UKSCA (The UK Strength and Conditioning Association) Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach (ASCC), to provide a necessary range of theoretical and practical experiences for a career as a strength and conditioning practitioner.

The Masters degree programme offers a supportive, student-centred setting to all its students and ensures the highest quality research-informed teaching.

Study style

Assessments methods include exams, essays, critical review, presentation, scientific report writing, athlete reports, e-portfolio, proposal, report, student-led projects and a dissertation.

Full-time or part-time study is available.

Entry requirements

  • You will need at least a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent in a Sport Science related discipline
  • Or substantial experience within the strength and conditioning field
  • Subject to satisfactory DBS disclosure
  • International students need IELTS 6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent.


Fees - 2017/18 Academic Year
Home and EU Students
Masters £6000
Postgraduate Diploma £4000
Postgraduate Certificate £2000
Non-EU Students
Masters £13500
Postgraduate Diploma £9000
Postgraduate Certificate £4500

The fee displayed is the total course fee for full or part-time study. Fees can be paid in instalments over the duration of study with further details available in our tuition fee policy.


  • Elite and amateur level strength and conditioning vocation
  • National Governing Body (NGB) strength and conditioning vocation 
  • Research and academia
  • Health and public sector
  • Private consultancy
  • Progression to research e.g. PhD

Recently renovated and dedicated strength and conditioning applied facility that can accommodate large groups of athletes simultaneously.
Excellent opportunities for you to prepare for accreditation with the UKSCA and NSCA.

Contact us

Find out more about our courses.

+44 (0)3330 141414