Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Strength and Conditioning

The programme has been developed with the aim of producing world-class, research-informed practitioners with the option of pursuing a career in research. It is ideal for individuals who currently hold an undergraduate degree in sports science, strength and conditioning or a related topic, and want to advance their knowledge, research skills and expertise in strength and conditioning. •Delivered by world-leading researchers in LJMU's pioneering School of Sport and Exercise Science •Access to state-of-the-art physiology, biomechanics and molecular biology labs in the award-winning Tom Reilly and Life Sciences Buildings •Career opportunities as an applied practitioner in strength and conditioning, teaching and lecturing and in Doctoral research programmes •Taught by academics who work with English Premier League Football, Super League Rugby, Premiership Rugby Union, the English Institute of Sport and many more •Course includes an applied placement in one of many top-class sporting institutions

Course modules

Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study. • Research Methods Includes an introduction to main statistical analyses and covers SPSS workshops. • Applied Practice in Coaching, Planning and Monitoring Sciences This module covers coaching science, planning and periodisation and monitoring modalities. • Applied Fundamental Strength and Conditioning Practices Part 1 In this module you will learn about testing modalities, prehabilitation methodologies, recovery modalities and rehabilitation Methodologies. • Physiology of Strength and Conditioning Covers physiological adaptations to resistance and endurance exercise and disuse, nutritional requirements for optimal adaptation and physiological mechanisms of injury. • Biomechanics of Strength and Conditioning Learn about biomechanics of gait; sprint, jumping and landing; and motion and force analysis. • Applied Fundamental Strength and Conditioning Practices Part 2 This module covers fundamental lifting and training methodologies. • Placement in High-End Sporting Environment Learn about supporting top-class athletes; collecting and interpreting data; and submitting a research-based consultancy report.

Assessment methods

Teaching will take place in small groups, using the world-class facilities in LJMU's award-winning Tom Reilly and Life Sciences Buildings. You will benefit from the strong links we have with some of the best sporting institutions in the UK and from the work we do with professional athletes and teams. You will be assessed in a variety of ways, including: •Research Methods: essay and exam •Applied Practice in Coaching: coaching case study and periodisation presentation •Applied Fundamental Practices 1: needs analysis case study •Physiology: laboratory report and exam •Biomechanics: laboratory report •Applied Fundamental Practices 2: literature review and practical assessment


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 6,825 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years

Campus details

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Liverpool John Moores University L2 2QP North West

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