Tips for Retraining as a Strength and Conditioning Coach
05 Nov 20
“At the University of Bolton, we take great pride in providing a quality, supportive learning environment for our students.”
Professor George E Holmes DL | President & Vice Chancellor
“...tutors are very supportive and you’re not just a student ID number, at this university you are an individual with a name.”
Ellisse Vernon | BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing
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The MSc Strength and Conditioning course at the University of Bolton in Greater Manchester is designed to raise your game as a coach, advancing your knowledge in client and athlete development. Not only does our Postgraduate programme help you with self-improvement and skills training, but it gives you access to our £31 million in Bolton One building, which houses dedicated, state-of-the-art sports facilities.
If you want to widen job prospects and boost your earning power, our Strength and Conditioning master’s could be for you. Here are three steps to follow to create an effective self-improvement plan during your studies:
1. Consider your career options
The first thing you need to do when studying a Strength and Conditioning master’s is to think about potential career pathways. At the University of Bolton, we offer one-to-one mentorship and we’re proud to know our students by name, and not their student number. This unique student-first approach allows us to establish goals and objectives early on, so we can align modules to support your growth and improvement.
2. Make the most of placements
Not only will you be taught by highly-experienced tutors who are also practitioners in their own right, but you will have opportunities to gain hands-on, real-life work experience. We have a vast network of sports industry contacts and partners, so we can secure the best placements in the Greater Manchester area. We encourage students to embrace these experiences, applying learned theory into practice within a professional sports setting.
3. Frequently ask for feedback
Whether you are reflecting on your own performance on a placement, or just in general everyday training, it’s important to seek feedback. We don’t just mean from tutors and potential employers either; it’s just as vital to get constructive comments from your peers. If you want to maximise chances of self-improvement during your Strength and Conditioning master’s degree, use the support network that is our fantastic Postgraduate community. Other students are a great source of feedback, and we encourage everyone to work together.
If you want to grow and improve in a positive learning environment, there’s nowhere better to train as a sports conditioning coach than the University of Bolton, located just 15 minutes from the dynamic and metropolitan city of Manchester. We rank in the Top 5 in the UK for Teaching Quality*, and students have voted us No.1 for Student Satisfaction for three years running!**
To find out more about enrolling in January 2021, see our course page for details.
* The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 and 2019
** Complete University Guide in 2021, 2020 and 2019, North West region