|Degree:||Master of Science (MSc)|
|Study modes:||full-time, part-time|
Performance analysis provides the coach and athlete with objective information that helps them understand performance, and improve the coaching process by providing statistical and video information on athlete performance. This process is underpinned by a systematic observation process resulting in valid, reliable and detailed information.
This programme has been developed in response to the marked growth in demand for people with performance analysis knowledge, competencies and skills across a range of sporting teams and National Governing Bodies (NGB's). This innovative MSc (NFQ Level 9, 90 Credit) programme will prepare graduates for future opportunities in performance analysis by offering a blend of theory and practice, ensuring practical knowledge underpinned with a theoretical foundation. The programme is aligned with a number of national governing bodies of sport to facilitate experiential learning. Graduates will be well equipped to serve sport organisations and teams (national and international), and feed into and drive the sports performance analysis research agenda, in Ireland and internationally.
Learners undertake an 8-month experiential learning module.They also work with a sports team or teams during the year/ season. This module provides the student with the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills gained in their programme of study, in live sports performance analysis contexts and to facilitate the student in developing the practical competencies, soft skills and communications skills necessary to function as an effective sports performance analyst. This module runs parallel with the learner’s studies. Students have worked with a range of sports teams at differing levels including: underage provincial rugby, senior and underage international basketball teams, senior club teams in Gaelic football, county senior hurling teams, club hockey teams and First Division soccer teams.