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Strength and Conditioning MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Sports Fitness / Body Training

Course type


Course Summary

This course is designed to provide those who already have a Strength and Conditioning background (either academic or practice-based) with an opportunity to further develop their knowledge base, with a focus on honing your practical skills and applying them in a variety of settings. You will benefit from the opportunity to work with elite and recreational athletes and top level coaches across our academies in an environment that’s as close as it gets to a professional club. And our partnerships with professional clubs, governing bodies and other sports industry leaders will open doors to gaining real world experience away from our specialist campus too. There’s a strong emphasis on a motor learning and motor control approach to strength and conditioning practice, which will provide you with an advanced understanding of the transferability of physical training to sports performance.

You will develop your skills in applying good science in practice, with this evidence led programme complementing our existing postgraduate Coaching Science offer. While there are clear links between these areas, this programme is aimed at those seeking specific preparation for a career as a strength and conditioning coach. Our students go on to change the lives of professional athletes, as well as the people involved in community and school sports. They also graduate with valuable skills to succeed in a range of different careers. You will learn from lecturers who are also experienced industry professionals. Many have even been at the top their game in their specialist sporting areas. Part-time options are available.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Professional Development Portfolio (HSPXMV15-7) - Core
Performance Assessments and Evaluation for Strength and Conditioning (HSPVB3-15-7) - Core
High Performing Environments (HSPXN3-15-7) - Core
Contemporary Issues in Strength and Conditioning (HSPVB4-15-7) - Core
Postgraduate Dissertation (HANVL5-60-7) - Core
The Research Process (HANXKT-15-7) - Core
Training Prescription and Programming (HSPV66-15-7) - Core
Physiology of Strength and Conditioning (HSPVC3-15-7) - Core
Applied Motor Control and Motor Learning for Strength and Conditioning (HSPVAY-15-7) - Core
Evaluation for Strength and Conditioning

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should have at least a lower second class (2:2) honours degree in a relevant subject. Students with non-relevant qualifications but with work experience or professional experience will be considered on an individual basis.

University information

Hartpury University is a specialist provider of agriculture, animal, equine and veterinary education, based in Gloucestershire, in the heart of England’s countryside. Students can choose from taught and applied research Master’s degrees, as well as PhDs, in animal, agriculture, equine, sport and veterinary subjects. World-class facilities and expertise, small class sizes and a personal teaching approach offer students what they need to...more