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Sports Strength and Conditioning MSc

University of Gloucestershire

What is Sports Strength and Conditioning MSc?

With the continued expansion of sports strength and conditioning provision around the UK, there’s a growing need for highly qualified graduates in this field – and for those already working to further extend their specialist strength and conditioning knowledge.

On this Master’s you’ll learn and apply contemporary theoretical principles and scientific methodologies that enhance strength and conditioning practice.

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

Study style

You can study full-time for a year or part-time over two years.

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

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Entry requirements

    • You should hold at least a  2.2 Bachelors degree with honours.

    • Or substantial experience within the strength and conditioning field

    • EU and international students need IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other component) or equivalent.

Course modules


Fees and costs

See the further details of fees and potential extra costs when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire.

Students usually support themselves through the postgraduate loan, private savings, family support or sponsorship from an employer. For advice and guidance on your funding options, contact the Money Advice team at or call 01242 714535.

UoG graduates receive up to 20% off postgraduate tuition fees. Terms apply.

Start date Location Course code Total Fee (UK) Total Fee (international)
Sep 2024 Oxstalls, Gloucester £9,350 £17,100
Sep 2025 Oxstalls, Gloucester TBC TBC

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Possible careers

Graduates from this course can go on to work in:

  • elite and amateur-level strength and conditioning
  • strength and conditioning coaching in specialist schools
  • strength and conditioning with national governing bodies
  • research and academia
  • health and public sector
  • private consultancy.

Join a supportive community of learners

The Master’s degree programme offers a student-centred environment and ensures the highest quality research-informed teaching.

Study in high quality facilities

In addition to world-class research facilities, the university has a recently renovated and dedicated strength and conditioning facility that can accommodate large groups of athletes simultaneously.

Endless possibilities with a master’s degree

Increase your pay potential, specialise in the subject you love, or pursue your passion and switch careers.

UoG students can benefit from an alumni discount. Receive 20% discount on your postgraduate tuition fees as a 2022 graduate.

Discover your next step.

"I provide an evidence-based approach to practice"

“I am a member of the UK Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) and an Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach (ASCC). As a practicing Strength & Conditioning coach I aim to bring the passion and experience I have to my undergraduate teaching. I hope to provide a solid evidence-based approach to practice.”

Jonathan Hughes, Academic Course Leader for MSc Sports Strength and Conditioning

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