The international reputation of this programme, along with its focus on the application of contemporary knowledge to strength and conditioning practice is reflected in well-prepared, employable graduates.
Our graduates work around the world as strength and conditioning/physical preparation specialists for professional sports teams and clubs, for the UK and US army and air force, applying their knowledge by working with clinical populations in health settings, developing strategies for improving staff health and wellbeing in large organisations across a variety of industries, and undertaking doctoral study.
The programme aims to develop the ability of students to be able to critically appraise and apply scientific literature. For students progressing to masters level (MSc), the study of research methods is extended to the ability to be able to plan, conduct and disseminate their own research following the established principles of rigorous scientific study.
The programme is designed with a practical orientation, towards the application and evolution of theory to practice in varied settings. The major focus of the programme is on performance sport, although other areas such as exercise and rehabilitation are also covered.
You will graduate with the ability to:
- understand and evaluate current research and thinking in strength and conditioning
- inform design and delivery of appropriate training interventions
- provide knowledge of theoretical and practical aspects of strength and conditioning interventions
- provide the skills to enable students to operate as a ‘practitioner’ in a sports performance environment
Students of the MSc Strength and Conditioning programme have also previously benefited from some non-credit placement opportunities facilitated during their period of study.
The University of Edinburgh's Careers Service supports all current students (and graduates for up to 2 years) to develop their potential and achieve satisfying and rewarding futures. This is done through individual appointments, group sessions and wider campus-based activity, alongside online services and resources. A diverse programme of face-to-face and online events is delivered throughout the academic year.