Sheffield Hallam University: Strength and Conditioning Coaching

InstitutionSheffield Hallam University
Department Faculty of Health and Wellbeing
Telephone (+44) 0114 225 5533
Study type Taught


- Gain real-world knowledge of strength and conditioning through applied experiences, 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 upon and develop your technical, problem-solving and interpersonal skills as an advanced practitioner.

Strength and Conditioning practitioners must employ a wide range of underpinning knowledge, practical skills and applied techniques to meet the requirements of such a highly specialised role. This course will equip and challenge you to evaluate the physical elements of sport performance, develop tailored strength and conditioning interventions, monitor and evaluate training as well as developing your practical coaching skills through experiential learning.

**How you learn**

This course has been designed to offer you a progressive, challenging learning experience, grounded in real-world experiential learning. Professional and evidence-based practice is at the heart of the programme.

Importantly, this course allows you to evaluate and utilise evidence-based coaching models and have a number of real-world practical opportunities for delivery and learning.

The course is delivered by world-class practitioners and researchers with a wealth of coaching and applied experience. All content is developed specifically for this course, ensuring it is 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

**Applied learning**

Employers emphasise the importance of coaching skills and the ability to deliver them in many different settings. This course provides you with the opportunity to become career-ready from both a theoretical, scientific standpoint as well as a pedagogical, coaching perspective.

**Live Projects**

This course has been designed to situate you in real-world learning environments, to give you the opportunity to undertake work with real athletes as part of your programme of study. This gives you the opportunity to develop your knowledge, skills and understanding in the applied setting, to develop your skills and confidence as a practitioner in the field.

**Work Placements**

You will have the opportunity to arrange and undertake a work placement as part of an extended body of work that you complete to obtain the MSc award. This gives you real-world experience to prepare you for your future career, and is an opportunity to undertake an extended piece of work to improve practice in the applied setting. Our students have worked in professional clubs and teams, and even chosen to undertake placements abroad in sporting organisations around the world.


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