Cardiff Metropolitan University

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Strength and Conditioning

The principle aim of the programme is to prepare students for employment within the strength and conditioning industry. This is achieved through academic staff with both experience in the applied sector and currency of research within the strength and conditioning profession and related areas. The programme also benefits from many industry based visiting lecturers. This is the first programme of its kind to offer a dedicated internship module through which students can gain academic credits while undertaking work experience in a club structure, professional organisation or National Governing Body. The programme offers the following course specific compulsory modules: ??Strength and Conditioning: Science and Application Strength and Conditioning: Theory to Practice Training Science

Entry requirements

MSc: Applicants should normally have one of the following: An honours degree (2.1 or above) in a sport or exercise related area appropriate to the programme. An honours degree (2.1 or above) in an alternative discipline area that is acceptable to the Programme Director. ?Candidates with exceptional and extensive work experience in coaching, working within the health and fitness industry, sport science or exercise science will also be considered for entry to the programme? ?For non UK applicants, the minimum IELTS English Language requirement for this programme is ?6.5 or equivalent. Selection Procedure: Students are normally selected on the basis of their formal application, a CV and an interview.

Course modules

Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip: Modules include: Compulsory modules: Research Methods for Sport (Quantitative or Qualitative Route) (20 credits) Dissertation Project (60 credits) Strength and Conditioning: Science and Application (20 credits) Strength and Conditioning: Theory to Practice (20 credits) Training Science (20 credits) Option modules (choose 40 credits): Internship (40 credits) Independent Study (20 credits) Applied Biomechanics (20 credits) Cardiovascular Exercise Physiology (20 credits) Psychology of Physical Activity, health and Wellness (20 credits) Biomechanics of Sports Performance (20 credits) Sports Coaching and Pedagogy: Theory to Practice (20 credits) Understanding the Sporting Environment (20 credits) MSc: Compulsory modules: Research Methods for Sport (Quantitative or Qualitative Route) (20 credits) Dissertation Project (60 credits) Strength and Conditioning: Science and Application (20 credits) Strength and Conditioning: Theory to Practice (20 credits) Training Science (20 credits) Option modules (choose 40 credits): Internship (40 credits) Independent Study (20 credits) Applied Biomechanics (20 credits) Cardiovascular Exercise Physiology (20 credits) Psychology of Physical Activity, health and Wellness (20 credits) Biomechanics of Sports Performance (20 credits) Sports Coaching and Pedagogy: Theory to Practice (20 credits) Understanding the Sporting Environment (20 credits)

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed through a mix of coursework assignments, practical vivas, case studies, portfolios, oral presentations and laboratory reports that are aligned with the diversity of skills required for employment and accreditation within the applied sector.? ?

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,000 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,000 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,000 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 9,000 per Whole course (England) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 9,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 9,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 9,000 per Whole course (Wales) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 9,000 per Whole course (EU) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 9,000 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 9,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 9,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 9,000 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 9,000 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2019 9,000 per Whole course (England) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2019 9,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2019 9,000 per Whole course (EU) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2019 9,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2019 9,000 per Whole course (Wales) 2 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time September 2019 9,000 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time September 2019 9,000 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time September 2019 9,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time September 2019 9,000 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time September 2019 9,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2019 9,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2019 9,000 per Whole course (England) 2 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2019 9,000 per Whole course (Wales) 2 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2019 9,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2019 9,000 per Whole course (EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cyncoed Campus CF23 6XD Wales

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