University of Bedfordshire

University of Bedfordshire

Sports Performance

This course is designed to provide the necessary theoretical and practical skills for those who wish to work with performers as a coach, strengthener and conditioner, or in sports science support. The course provides an avenue for elite performers to study their own performance and to develop the necessary skills to help their future performance, or prepare them for work opportunities after retirement from sport; this could be linked to the university's sports scholarship scheme, from which funding for elite sports performers is available. The course also provides the necessary foundation knowledge and skills for professional accreditation with a number of bodies including the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) or appropriate higher coaching awards (stage 2 or above).

Entry requirements

An Honours degree; or a postgraduate qualification; or a qualification recognised as equivalent. Applicants whose 1st language is not English should have an IELTS score of 6.0.

Course modules

Research design; coaching in a performance setting; sport science support; laboratory skills; exercise prescription for clinical populations; research methods; performance analysis; strength and conditioning; professional skills; cardiopulmonary exercise testing and interpretation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 11,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Luton Campus Luton LU1 3JU South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
08448 482234