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Manchester Metropolitan University: MSc Strength and Conditioning

Institution Manchester Metropolitan University View institution profile
Department Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences
Study type Taught


Olympic athletes, footballers or simply someone who wants to get fitter and healthier, everyone wants the best results for their efforts. And to avoid the pain and frustration of injury along the way. So, experts who can deliver training that achieves these goals, and who understand the science behind it, have an advantage.

Our MSc Strength and Conditioning gives you that knowledge and advanced-level skills that can boost your confidence and employability. We've developed this course aligned with UK professional governing body standards (UKSCA), the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA). This ensures that you possess the skill set, confidence, and specialist knowledge to excel in the field, and that you’re industry ready and prepared for accreditation.

Designed for graduates and current practitioners, it’s a masters course with plenty of variety, giving you practical and laboratory experience, as well as research skills and a strong grounding in the scientific and coaching theories that underpin successful training methods. You’ll examine the multidisciplinary considerations for the enhancement of athletic performance and mitigation of injury risk across diverse populations.

You’ll be taught by experts in their field at the world-class Manchester Metropolitan University Institute of Sport, with outstanding facilities in the heart of Manchester, a major sporting city. Here, you’ll be part of a large and diverse sporting community with access to academics and sport professionals with many different interests and specialisms.

And we include real-world experience, with a work placement in an area that interests you. This could be in one of the city’s outstanding gyms or sports tech companies or maybe with one of the leading clubs or national sporting bodies we have ties with, which include England Para Football, Manchester City FC Academy, British Swimming and professional rugby union club Sale Sharks.

Features and Benefits:

Aligned to accrediting bodies - our course content meets the high training quality standards of the International University Strength and Conditioning Association (IUSCA) and the course design is aligned with the NSCA, UKSCA, CIMSPA to prepare you for accreditation. World-class facilities - we’ve invested heavily in The Manchester Metropolitan University Institute of Sport building, our Manchester-based hub for all-things sport. Our teaching spaces house specialist facilities for sport students, athlete scholars and researchers, including a 3D motion analysis laboratory, environmental chamber, and 3 Tesla MRI scanner for advanced imaging. Strong on practical training - gain access to a range of high-quality indoor and outdoor training environments with practical sessions in our strength and conditioning suite, field, and court. Gain industry experience - benefit from our partnerships with leading sports clubs, gyms, sporting bodies and sports tech companies to secure a work placement in the area that interests you. Join a diverse sporting community - you'll be part of the Manchester Graduate School of Sport, the UK’s only graduate school of sport, home to a large and diverse sporting community that gives you the springboard you need to launch your career. Cutting-edge research facilities - In the 2021 Research Excellence Framework, 100% of our research environment in Sport and Exercise Science is rate world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2021). From strength and power to speed and endurance, get to grips with the science behind different kinds of training and carry out your own independent piece of research.


Manchester Metropolitan University


Manchester Metropolitan University is home to a diverse community of international students from over 100 countries.

Located in the centre of Manchester, Manchester Met’s campus is conveniently located close to the city’s many world-renowned music, sports and cultural venues, as well as the second-largest Chinatown in Britain.

The University is undergoing a £400m investment programme to enhance its teaching and research facilities, buildings and public spaces. This includes the opening of their Institute of Sport and School of Digital Arts (SODA).  

Manchester Metropolitan conducts research in fields that are actively shaping the world, both now and in …

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