Postgraduate MSc

Strength and Conditioning

Train to become a strength and conditioning coach. You’ll gain the skills required to get the best out of your clients, whatever their sport or performance level.

Strength and Conditioning

Course Overview

  • Institution code


    L27
  • Main location


    Headingley Campus Beckett Park
  • Attendance


    Full-Time
  • Duration


    12 Months
  • Start date


    11 Sep 2023

You could work in high-performance sport, sports development or other environments where superior levels of athleticism are required. 

As part of your course, you’ll:

  • Learn how to optimise human performance so that athletes of all abilities and sports can perform optimally while minimising their risk of injury
  • Study the biomechanics and physiology of the human body
  • Focus on the development of strength and power and cardiovascular adaptations to aid training and performance
  • Learn to understand the perspectives of other practitioners, including nutritionists, physiotherapists and psychologists
  • Have the opportunity to design and implement a programme for athletes or specific populations
  • Apply your theoretical knowledge to real-life situations
  • Establish positive working relationships with a wide range of people, including players, athletes, officials, coaches and parents

Industry links
We have worked closely with our contacts in the strength and conditioning industry to create this course. You’ll benefit from the input of professionals including physiotherapists, strength and conditioning coaches, lecturers and nutritionists This will help you gain the skills and knowledge you need to be successful in this sector.

Teaching expertise
Our teaching staff have a strong research background. The team includes practising strength and conditioning coaches who’ll be able to relate your theoretical learning to real-life practice. You’ll also benefit from our first-class facilities which include:

  • Biomechanics labs
  • On-site swimming pool
  • Athletics track
  • Strength and conditioning room

Professional alignment
Our course is aligned with the requirements of the UK Strength and Conditioning Association and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. It will prepare you to apply for accreditation after you graduate.

Why study Strength and Conditioning at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. 100% of students from MSc Strength & Conditioning were in work or further study 15 months after graduating*
  2. Develop theoretical and practical skills to gain a head start in industry
  3. Learn how to optimise human performance in athletes of all abilities
  4. Build and implement a programme for athletes or specific populations
  5. Take advantage of the university’s new state-of-the-art Carnegie School of Sport building
  6. Sport volunteering opportunities

* 2018/19 graduating students, Graduate Outcomes

Carnegie School of Sport Strength & Conditioning Facility Professor Ben Jones explains how students, athletes and colleagues can get the most out of the Carnegie School of Sport’s state-of-the-art Strength & Conditioning Facility.

Strength conditioning