Loughborough University

Strength and Conditioning

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Rank: 6 (The Complete University Guide)

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Study mode full-time

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2021/10/01

Duration: 12 months

Intl fees: £25450

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Our MSc Strength and Conditioning provides the knowledge, skills and experience to develop athletes across the spectrum of athletic achievement, from participation to high performance.The programme provides bespoke research-informed modules to develop your knowledge of all topics relevant to strength and conditioning. The programme capitalises on the University's sporting strengths to enable the provision of hands-on coaching experience, designed to give you the tools to develop athletic performance at the highest level.Study runs across three terms from October to September. During the autumn and spring terms, the course will focus on the science and practice of strength and conditioning, as well as the fundamental science underpinning performance adaptations. During the spring term, you will also immerse yourself in the strength and conditioning environment and have the opportunity to apply for an extended coaching placement with either Loughborough University performance athletes or external sport partners.The programme culminates in a substantial independent research project which runs from late spring through to the end of the programme. During this period you will apply the knowledge and techniques you have learned to answer a scientific question relevant to strength and conditioning that will further develop your understanding.In undertaking our master's in strength and conditioning, you will be joining the number one ranked institution for sports-related subjects in the world (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020) and a sporting landscape that is without parallel in any other UK university. This diverse and friendly community provides incredible opportunities to learn and discuss, as well as broadening your overall postgraduate experience.Teaching is delivered in several state-of-the-art performance and laboratory facilities including the Technogym Centre for Excellence - our world-class athlete development facility. This facility includes 23 weightlifting platforms, Eleiko bars and plates, two sets of inground force plates, a custom isometric mid-thigh pull dynamometer, and a 20m tartan track. The Centre for Excellence is not only home to all Loughborough University performance athletes, but also a primary training hub for the English Institute of Sport, and for several national governing bodies of sport.Who should study this programme?This programme is ideal for students aspiring to work with elite sportspeople at high levels of athletic performance, applying strength and conditioning knowledge and cutting-edge research to achieve peak potential.


Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in sports science or other relevant biological science that contains an element of exercise physiology, such as applied human physiology or physiotherapy.

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IELTS: 6.5 (6.0 in each individual element)

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About this university

International students

Loughborough is home to students from over 130 countries around the world and the international student body normally numbers some 2,500. There are various resources available for those from outside the UK to help them prepare for their time at the university and make the most of it. these includes practical elements such as visa information and booking the free coach service from Heathrow airport as well as induction and welcome sessions. There is also plenty of information available to help adjust to life in the UK and making the most of your studies. There is a specialist International Student Support team on hand at the Student Support Centre to deal with a range of issues particular to international students as well religious facilities areas for all backgrounds and faiths. The Student Union building is found to the north-east end of the campus and is responsible for a range of clubs and societies. It also has five rooms, each with their own themes and has been awarded an International Experience Award for its quality. The students are represented by the Union Council and there are also academic support services on offer. There are 56 sports clubs and a Societies Federation numbering some 80 societies. These include those working from the media centre where the TV station, radio and student magazine operate from. There are also around 45 different projects involving the students working with elderly, special needs, homeless people or the environment. The fundraising organisation raises some £1 million a year for national and international charities.

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