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Master´s Degree inHigh Performance Sport: Strength and Conditioning


On Campus

ECTS Credits



148.33 €/ECTS

8,900 €/Course




1 year



Why study High Performance Sport: Strength and Conditioning with us?

  • Theoretical-practical classes at our High Performance Research Center
  • Qualifies access to a PhD program
  • Master recognized by NSCA-ERP
  • Includes NSCA certification book and exam fee to obtain one of the NSCA certifications (CPT or CSCS)
  • Spanish Language Courses offered
  • 8 out 10 students of this master find a job after completing this program
  • Search Portal High Sports Performance

UCAM Experience

"One of my favorite things about UCAM is that we have professors from across Europe, so there are many different points of view on everything related to strength and conditioning. It's been ideal for me."

“I have really found a new home in Murcia”.

David Abella, student from Canada

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Barça Innovation Hub

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UCAM Spanish Sports University has included in the registration fee the opportunity to take one of the programs of Barça Innovation Hub that is closely related to each master's program.

For the Master in High Performance in Sports: Strength and Physical Conditioning, the Certificate in Strength Training: from Rehabilitation to Performance is included, with which to deepen the knowledge of these two professional profiles within the sports sciences.

To find more information, the description of the certificate can be found in the "Curriculum" section.


UCAM has one research centres in High Performance Sports: on campus and in La Manga Club, where students put into practice the content they learn in the Master's. These research centres assist 80 UCAM Olympic athletes, among them Mireia Belmonte (Olympic Swimming Medalist), Miguel Angel Lopez (athlete), Mario Mola (triathlete), as well as the UCAM Murcia Basketball Club (ACB) and UCAM Murcia Football Club (Second Division B) with their preparation, training and enhancement in their athletic performance.

The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is the world-leading membership organization for thousands of elite strength coaches, personal trainers and dedicated researchers and educators.



Degree accredited by: National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation of Spain


  • Pedro Emilio Alcaraz Ramón, PhD, Professor at the Catholic University of Murcia. Director of the Research Center for High Performance Sport at UCAM.
  • Iñigo Mújika, PhD, Former Director of Research and Development of Athletic Club Bilbao, Former Physiologist of the Spanish Swimmer Federation.
  • Per Aagaard, PhD, Professor at the University of Southern Denmark. Renowned physiologist and biomechanist in the area of neuromuscular and biomechanical adaptations induced by training and detraining.
  • Brad Schoenfeld, PhD, Professor at Lehman College in United States and internationally renowned fitness expert

Entry requirements

Enrollment in or completion of university studies in Sport Sciences or equivalent is required for admission to the program. 

To be able to enter this postgraduate program, students must have:

  • Background in Sport Sciences or equivalent
  • B2 level English
  • Scanned biopage of your valid passport
  • Bachelor’s academic transcript and degree certificate
  • Statement of Purpose/Motivational Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae

Career Opportunities


Students who successfully complete the Master’s program 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 to 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, monitoring and controlling quantitative and qualitative research of physical activity 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 structure of different types of scientific publication and presentation of results


  • With the acquired skills and knowledge obtained in the Master’s program, students can be employed professionally 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 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


UCAM´s Master in High Performance Sports is one of the few graduate programs recognized in the world by NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association). This means that our program is a unique opportunity for students to become the most qualified individuals on the market when it comes to high performance sports. Students have the ability to earn the NSCA-CPT or the NSCA-CSCS credentials, which ultimately opens future doors both professionally and financially for our graduates.

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Strength & Conditioning Society (SCS)

The Strength & Conditioning Society is an international association devoted to fostering scientific research in the field of strength and conditioning. Through its sport sciences and clinical multi-disciplinary team of professionals, SCS aims to examine strength training and conditioning from a multifaceted perspective, including all physiological, biomechanical, psychological and epidemiological aspects. Thus, it strives to improve knowledge in the area of strength and conditioning and its broad application to sports performance, injury prevention, rehabilitation, and health improvement

The Society promotes education in the field of strength and conditioning. Towards this aim, it organizes education and certification courses, seminars and scientific congresses in order to foster excellence in the strength and conditioning community and provide internationally recognised certificates of respective education.

Therefore, upon completing the master's program, students will not only receive a university degree but also attain a professional certification from one of the most prestigious entities in the realm of elite sports performance.

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Scholarship Program USSU

Scholarship Program

To find more information about the scholarships offered by UCAM Spanish Sports University for the next academic year, click on the following link.

Cultura, Ciencia y Deporte Journal

Culture, Sciences and Sports Journal

Culture, Science and Sport is a journal of the Faculty of Sports in which research papers related to the thematic areas and work fields of Education, Performance, Health and Management related to Physical Activity and Sports, are considered for publication – as long as they are scientifically grounded.


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