Our graduates benefit from the programme’s strong international reputation and its focus on applying current knowledge to strength and conditioning practice.
Our graduates work as strength and conditioning or physical preparation specialists for professional sports teams and clubs around the world. They have also worked with the armed forces in the UK and US. Some have taken roles in health settings, developing ways to improve staff health and wellbeing in large organisations. Others have gone on to doctoral study.
The programme aims to develop your ability to appraise and apply scientific literature. If you’re moving on to masters level (MSc) study, you will also learn how to plan, conduct and share your own research, following the established principles of rigorous scientific study.
Students on this programme learn how to apply theory in practical settings. Our focus is on performance sport, but we also cover other areas such as exercise and rehabilitation.
By the time you graduate, you’ll be able to:
- Understand and assess current research and thinking in strength and conditioning
- Design and deliver appropriate training interventions
- Provide knowledge of theoretical and practical aspects of strength and conditioning training
- Provide the skills to allow others to operate as a sports performance ‘practitioner’.
Students have also benefited from non-credit placements during their studies.
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.
Join in and make use of:
- individual appointments
- group sessions
- wider campus-based activity
- online services and resources
We also deliver a diverse programme of face-to-face and online events throughout the academic year.