About the Course
Masters of Applied Sports Performance will lead students into a sound working knowledge of the factors affecting contemporary sports performance, how these factors interact with and influence each other, and assist in the development of their understanding of the modalities used to enhance physical outputs in the modern sporting arena. Students will learn these through six key performance principles. This course aims to educate fitness professionals on applied techniques and methods that directly affect results on the pitch, field, track, course, or court by elevating the level at which their athletes perform both physically and mentally.
Six key principles have been identified as vital to creating the ideal environment in which the athlete can perform at his or her optimal level. Each of the following will be expounded upon throughout the duration of this course.
Eight modules comprise the course with exit awards after module 3 (PgCert), module 7 (PgD) and after completion of module 8, the MProf.
Course Content Overview
Six key principles have been identified as vital to creating the ideal environment in which the athlete can perform at his or her optimal level. Each will be expanded upon module by module throughout the duration of this course.
Module 1: Athlete Profiling & Analysis
Identifying the factors of individual performance which inform training decisions.
Module 2: On-Field Training
Innovative principles of on-field training which enhance all aspects of sport specific performance.
Module 3: Off-Field Training
Advanced strength & conditioning practice and the application of resistance training.
Module 4: Recovery & Regeneration
The latest regenerative modalities designed to maximise training adaptations.
Module 5: Nutrition for Performance
Effective nutritional strategies which underpin each stage of the performance process.
Module 6: Life Demands & Psychology
Understanding the significant impact behaviour and lifestyle away from training and the creation of a positive environment can have on performance
Michael Clegg (ex Footballer)
Michael Clegg is an accomplished Strength & Conditioning Coach who made the successful transition from a playing career with Manchester United FC to coaching and player development through a passion for optimising athletic performance and a commitment to continuous innovation within football. Michael has driven improved power, speed and conditioning within his elite players through a comprehensive understanding of the specific physical demands of football at the highest level. Mike is a co-founder of Seed of Speed.
” I thought Mick was different class. He motivates you. When I was injured, He trained with me every single day and there was never a ‘no’ in his vocabulary. He’d always encourage me to have a session with him, so I got really close with him throughout the couple of years I was injured. We developed a really, really, good relationship as a result. He’s a top man.”
— Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Adrian Lamb (High-Performance Coach)
Adrian Lamb is a High-Performance Coach with 20 years’ experience training and developing some of the top footballers in the world. As one of the earliest fitness practitioners in the modern game, Lamb has since established himself as a Premier League Head of Performance and a specialist in innovative training principles, advanced S&C practice, elite recovery modalities, cutting-edge nutrition, and progressive athlete profiling.
Adrian is the Co-Founder and CEO of Pillars of Performance, a company whose principal aim is to enhance all aspects of performance in organisations, teams, athletes, and coaches through training and education.