Cardiff Metropolitan University

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Strength and Conditioning

Students are afforded the opportunity to develop the academic skills of critical appraisal and reflection alongside the practical skills and competencies; the programme�s multi-disciplinary content is underpinned by the scientific knowledge that supports the practice of strength and conditioning.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree 2.1 or above in a sport or exercise related area appropriate to the programme or in an alternative discipline area that is acceptable to the programme director; extensive work experience in coaching, working within the health and fitness industry, sport science or exercise science are also considered for entry to the programme. For non UK applicants, the minimum IELTS English language requirement is 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: research methods for sports studies (quantitative or qualitative route); dissertation project; strength and conditioning: science and application; strength and conditioning: theory to practice; physiology of sports conditioning. Option modules: internship; independent study; theoretical and experimental sports biomechanics; analysis of technique; sports psychology: theory to practice; computerised match analysis; understanding the coaching environment; working with elite performers; managing coaching problems; sports coaching: theory to practice.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a mix of coursework assignments, practical vivas, case studies, portfolios, oral presentations and laboratory reports.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Full-time - 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 4,500 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 11,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PgDip Full-time - 1 years
PgCert Part-time £ 440 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years
PgDip Part-time £ 440 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 500 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Llandaff Campus Cardiff CF5 2YB Wales

Key information

Student Recruitment Team
Telephone number: 
029 2041 6044