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MA High Performance Sport: Strength and Conditioning

 Course Level
Masters / PG
Full Time

1 Year
 Start month

 Tuition fee

7500 EUR
7500 EUR

Application fee

International 0 EUR
National 0 EUR
Faculty of Health Sciences
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6
TOEFL-IBT (min)79
TOEFL-PBT (min)550

About this course

Success in the area of High Performance Sport is highly dependent on the ability to translate the foundations of scientific research in Sports Science to the elite athlete training programs in Individual and Team Sports. The objective of this Master is to enhance the knowledge and experience of the student in the specific field of Strength and Conditioning.

With the Master in High Performance Sports: Strength and Conditioning UCAM, students will be able to acquire the skills to use more advanced technology in Sports Performance, experimenting with top-level athletes.

Career Opportunities

Students who successfully complete the Master’s in High Performance Sport: Strength and Conditioning will be able to:

  • Apply statistical techniques needed to conduct a proper analysis of each of the research methodologies in the area of sports performance and conditioning
  • Identify aspects that characterize the qualitative and quantitative designs applied to research in sports science
  • Analyze the consistency and adequacy of the quality criteria used in the evaluation of sports performance and conditioning
  • Apply the physiological, biomechanical, behavioral and social principles to the object of research
  • Identify the potential risks to the health of athletes associated with inadequate physical activities in the context of sports training and fitness
  • Design preventative and promotional programs for the practice of physical activity in contemporary society
  • Apply assessment techniques to monitor and control quantitative and qualitative research of physical activities
  • Identify the various methods for assessing both performance and health in the field of strength and conditioning
  • Perform tests that measure strength, endurance, flexibility and balance in older people based on their medical history
  • Identify physiological and metabolic changes that occur with interventions in the area of sports performance and fitness
  • Manage scientific databases for literature search and review in order to master the specific work area of sports performance and conditioning
  • Develop scientific work based on features and structures of different types of scientific publications and acquire the ability to present results 

With the skills and knowledge obtained in this Master’s, students can start/resume their professions in the following work areas:

  • Optimization, assessment and control training, physical fitness and performance in individual sports
  • Biomechanics applied to health, fitness and sports training
  • Training of physiological adaptations and performance evaluation
  • Performance analysis in team sports
  • Analysis of game-play and teaching-learning assessments in team sports
  • Prescription of exercise programs
  • Physical activity and exercise, functional autonomy and quality of life for the elderly and handicapped
  • Learning and motor control
  • Personal training
  • Physical preparation
  • Coordination and management programs in sports clubs and performance centers

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Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for this postgraduate program, students must have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Science or equivalent
  • Background in Sport Sciences or equivalent
  • B1 level English

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Course Modules

First Quarter

  • Research Methodology
  • Scientific Principles of Strength and Conditioning
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Biomechanics and Movement Analysis
  • Program Design as related to Strength and Conditioning

Second Quarter

  • Sport Nutrition and Ergogenic Aids
  • Strength Training and Conditioning in the Elderly
  • Applied Statistical Techniques in Strength and Conditioning
  • Practicum
  • Master's Thesis

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How to Apply

Online Application

  • Submit your personal data and attach the required documents:
  • Official documents of previous education: Degree and transcript of results
    Proof of Language Proficiency, e.g. Diploma of B2 English level or equivalent*
  • Passport copy
  • ID Photo

* UCAM can offer special preparatory language courses on campus. The International Admissions Office at UCAM will assess all the above documents.

Personal Interview

The interview takes place over Skype and lasts 20 to 40 minutes containing questions related to the documents relevant to the application as well as questions about
personal motives, future aspirations, extracurricular activities and hobbies, leadership skills, creativity, social engagement and emotional intelligence.

Payment of Pre-Inscription Fee and Visa Application

  • In the event of a successful application, UCAM will issue a Conditional Offer Letter (COL) to following non-EU students for their visa application process. Please make sure to check the requirements on the Spanish Foreign Affairs Ministry’s website before proceeding with your visa application.
  • The Pre-inscription deposit is imperative to guarantee the placement offered to students, and for the enrollment procedures that follow after.
    A formal “Letter of Acceptance” will be issued once the placement has been confirmed with the payment made to UCAM and the documents legalized (where applicable).

Enrollment at UCAM

  • We will send you instructions on how to complete the online pre-inscription processes and then... That is it! You have completed the enrollment and can begin your preparations for the start of the course and your move to Murcia!

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