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Sheffield Hallam University: Strength and Conditioning Coaching

Institution Sheffield Hallam University
Department College of Health Wellbeing and Life Sciences
Telephone (+44) 0114 225 5533
Study type Taught


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Course summary

  • Gain real-world knowledge of strength and conditioning through live coaching and placements.

  • Develop your coaching skills and expertise through pedagogical and experiential learning.

  • Understand the scientific principles underpinning successful strength and conditioning.

  • Critically reflect on and improve your technical, problem-solving and interpersonal skills.

Advanced strength and conditioning practitioners need a wide range of knowledge, practical skills and applied techniques to meet the requirements of such a highly specialised role. This course will prepare you to evaluate the physical elements of sport performance or health settings, developing tailored strength and conditioning interventions, as well as your practical coaching skills through experiential learning.

How you learn

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

This course offers a progressive and challenging learning experience, grounded in real-world experiential learning. You’ll evaluate evidence-based coaching models and have a number of real-world practical opportunities to deliver them.

You’ll be taught by world-class practitioners and researchers with a wealth of coaching and applied experience. All the course content is developed specifically for this course – ensuring it’s cutting-edge, world-leading and practically applied.

You learn through:

  • Practical workshops

  • Live coaching experiences

  • Seminars and lectures

  • Formative tasks and problem-based learning

  • Online activities and self-directed study

  • Projects

Work placements

You’ll be able to arrange a work placement as a key component of your course. This gives you real-world experience to prepare you for your future career – and is an opportunity to undertake applied work to improve your practice in a relevant setting. Previously our students have worked in professional clubs and teams, in some cases at sporting organisations around the world.

Live projects

You’ll work with real athletes as part of your programme of study. This gives you the opportunity to develop your knowledge, skills and understanding – as well as your confidence as a practitioner in the field.


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