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 strength and conditioning researchers and applied practitioners in LJMU's pioneering School of Sport and Exercise Sciences - Access to state-of-the-art strength and conditioning facilities - including physiology, biomechanics and molecular biology labs and the newly refurbished, high performance gym - 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, Irish Rugby Football Union, Sportscotland Institute of Sport, Welsh Rugby Football Union and many more - Develop your applied skills and research knowledge during your applied placement. You will benefit from our strong links with some of the best sporting institutions in the UK and abroad, including the English Institute of Sport, the Rugby League Super League and Championship, the Rugby Union Championship, the English Football League, the FA Women's Super League, the Gaelic Sports Research Center, British Rowing and many more - Low student to staff ratio which allows a close level of academic and pastoral support within a friendly and informal atmosphere

Entry requirements

MSc: Candidates would normally be expected to have a good honours degree (first class or upper second class) in sport science or a related discipline. The programme will typically register 15 students in the first year, followed by 20 students per year thereafter. Applicants will be selected on merit, alongside an obvious desire to pursue a career in strength and conditioning. Within the application, the Personal Statement should be regarded as an important opportunity to evidence (i) recent achievements, (ii) passion for strength and conditioning and (iii) career trajectory. Industry experience may also be considered - please contact the Faculty Admissions team for more details.

Course modules

MSc: Your programme is made up of a number of core modules. One module is an applied placement - this replaces your dissertation or research project and will demonstrate your advanced learning. • Applied Practice in Coaching, Planning and Monitoring Sciences • Fundamental Strength and Conditioning Applied Practices Part 1 • Fundamental Strength and Conditioning Applied Practices Part 2 • Physiology of Strength and Conditioning • Biomechanics of Strength and Conditioning • Research Methods • Applied Placement in Strength and Conditioning MSc: 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

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 6,825 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,600 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University L2 2QP North West

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Faculty of Science
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