Program Overview

The aims and objectives of this programme, which includes a professional strength & conditioning (accredited) qualification, reflect our commitment to the development of insightful, competent, critical and reflective sports performance practitioners who have the following dispositions, skills, and content knowledge:
 

  • Display originality and insight in the field of strength and conditioning for team and individual sports.
  • Demonstrate the skills of utilising video notational analysis to provide feedback to individuals participating in strength sports and/or in a strength training environment.
  • Understand nutritional planning for elite sports performance.
  • Understand psychological principles underlying elite sports performance and demonstrate the application of psychological skills training to optimise sports performance
  • Construct a variety of integrated training practices combining sport-specific skills and related conditioning challenges to optimise player development and progression.
  • Demonstrate an appreciation of current research within the area of speed sports.
  • Organise and perform lab and field-based skills related to research on selected human movement activity and defend the results.
  • Graduates will develop a sound understanding of the physiology, psychology and biomechanics background behind sports performance for speed, endurance, team and strength sports.
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  Location

LimerickIreland

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  Course Duration

12 Months

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  Tuition Fee

 12,850

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IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 90

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1 Year Full Time

Semester 1 (Spring) 30 credits    
 

  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Speed Sports
  • Endurance Sports
  • Team Sports
  • Strength Sports


 Semester 2 (Summer) 30 credits    
 

  • Professional Competencies (Problem-Based Learning)
  • Research Dissertation Development,
  • Strength & Conditioning (professional accreditation)
  • Placement


Semester 3  (Autumn)
 

  • Research Dissertation.* (30 credits)

An undergraduate degree, 2.2 honours (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) or higher, with preference given to applicants with related subjects such as health, sports science, physical education, nutrition, physiotherapy, anatomy or human biology. Relevant work experience in sport will also be advantageous.

Entry to the programme will be based on the result of a written application and appropriate academic references. There will be no interview.

RPL (Recognised Prior Learning) entry will be available for those without a related degree.

Garda clearance will also be required for this programme.

Tuition Fees

These are based on ResidencyCitizenshipCourse requirements.

Review the three groups of criteria to determine your fee status as follows
 

  1. Residency
     
    • You must have been living in an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland for at least 3 of the 5 years before starting your course
       
  2. Citizenship
     
    • You must be a citizen of an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland or have official refugee status

The MSc in Sports Performance, the first programme of its kind in Ireland, is now accredited and certifies its students in the following:
 

  • Certified Conditioning Coach (CCC) accreditation
  • International Society of Performance Analysis in Sports (ISPAS) Video Analysis
  • International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK)
  • 'Cardiac First Response’ (AED)

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