This innovative Master’s degree focuses on the application of strength and conditioning as one of the most effective tools to improve both health and performance.
The evidence-based content, supported by an extensive practical programme, will provide you with the opportunity to obtain professional accreditations from the most respected organisations in the field, the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA).
The programme is supported by internationally recognised visiting tutors, together with specialist staff in the Centre for Sports Science & Human Performance within the School of Science. This, together with the wellequipped facilities, places the focus on your needs and requirements, helping you achieve your potential.
The mission of the Centre for Sports Science & Human Performance is to enhance health and quality of life through discovery, dissemination and application of evidence-based knowledge of human movement, exercise and sports. It will prepare you for leadership roles in the development and administration of exercise programmes, sports practice, coaching and conditioning. One of the centre’s core values is its concentration on excellence in teaching and learning. The centre’s laboratories include a specific area for strength and conditioning. This has strength platforms, functional training equipment, isokinetic testing equipment, WBV platforms, 2D and 3D motion analysis with 10 Qualisys Oqus cameras, Delsys EMG, Kistler force platform, and power control portable devices.
The aims of the programme.
Course Contents.Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.
Entry Requirements.Applicants should have: A degree in sports sciences or equivalent, normally at 2.1 or above. * Other qualifications may be accepted, contact the programme leader for further information.
Assessments.Essays, case study and problem solving exercises, time-constrained tests, formal reports, presentations, portfolio, written examinations, practical assessments and an independent research project.
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Last updated July 14, 2016