• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English
The Master in High Performance Sport: Strength and Conditioning is an official degree offered by UCAM - "Catholic University of Murcia" in collaboration with prestigious International Universities and Organizations. This Master provides an opportunity for advanced study in the field of High Performance Sport.


This Master’s degree is the first in Spain to be recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). The curriculum has especially been designed to impart not only theoretical and practical applications in this specific field, but also the methodological foundations necessary for students’ independent research, enabling them to assess the most controversial lines in Sports Science.

The Master in High Performance Sport: Strength and Conditioning is an official degree offered by UCAM - "Catholic University of Murcia" in collaboration with prestigious International Universities and Organizations. Our teaching faculty is uniquely comprised of UCAM professors as well as national and international experts from the high performance sports sector.

Students will receive a deeper understanding of the different areas of sports performance and conditioning and acquire the necessary training for proper performance in their professional and/or research careers. The constant evolution and growing interest in physical activity and sports science makes this area of multidisciplinary expertise a highly demanded subject of professional interest.

Together with the official title of the Master’s, which allows students to directly access a PhD program, students can also acquire certifications from the prestigious NSCA organization in the areas of Personal Trainer and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

Career Opportunities

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

  • Apply statistical techniques needed to conduct a proper analysis in each of the research methodologies in the area of 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 research object
  • Identify the risks associated with the health of athletes and 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 related to athletic performance and conditioning
  • Identify the various methods for assessing both performance and health in the field of performance 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 present results
With the acquired skills and knowledge obtained in the Master's program, students can start / resume their professions in the following work areas:
  • Optimization, assessment & 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 the game-play and teaching-learning assessment in team sports
  • Prescription of exercise programs
  • Physical activity and exercise, functional autonomy and quality of life for older adults, special populations and disabled individuals
  • Learning and motor control
  • Personal training
  • Physical preparation
  • Coordination and management programs in clubs and sports performance centers

Programme Structure

  • Research Methodology
  • Scientific Principles of Strength and Conditioning
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Biomechanics and Movement Analysis
  • Program Design as related to Strength and Conditioning
  • Sport Nutrition and Ergogenic Aids
  • Strength Training and Conditioning in the Elderly
  • Applied Statistical Techniques in Strength and Conditioning
  • Practicum
  • Master's Thesis

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

To be considered into the Master’s program, students must fill out an application form online and submit the following documents:

  • Academic transcript and or diploma
  • Copy of passport identification page
  • Identification photo
  • Proof of payment of Admission Request Fee

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    7500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7500 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    7500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7500 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Murcia

  • 580 - 960 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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