|Degree:||Master of Science (MSc)|
|Study modes:||full-time, part-time|
The Master of Science in Strength and Conditioning has been designed to meet the growing demand for highly skilled, qualified strength and conditioning practitioners.
This programme is delivered in both full & part-time mode providing an opportunity for students to study for an MSc in Strength and Conditioning, corresponding to a NFQ Level 9 Qualification (90 ECTS credits).
The aim of the programme is to provide an intellectually challenging, applied postgraduate programme of study that will prepare graduates with advanced knowledge, understanding and practical coaching skills in strength and conditioning.This will enable them to work with elite athletes, recreational and specialist population groups.
The part-time offering is delivered one day per week over two academic years. Semester two of year two will comprise a supervised research dissertation. The research topic may be work-place based. The full-time programme is delivered on the basis of two full contact days per week over a one year period.
Graduates of the programme will be eligible to apply for membership to the Irish Institute of Sport (IIS), the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) based in the United States of America. It is anticipated that students will apply for these independent professional accreditations and they will be suitably prepared to meet the stringent competencies of each. In addition, programme graduates will have developed and honed the advanced skills required of an applied strength and conditioning practitioner and they can implement these in their respective fields.
The programme will be delivered by staff who all have significant professional practice experience working with athletes and players at all levels up to international standard.
Alongside the wealth of on-site knowledge, guest lectures will be delivered by international experts in the field.
On-site strength and conditioning resources include a dedicated state- of-the-art performance facility, comprising Eleiko equipment, a 30-metre indoor mondo track, sports halls, 4G pitches and athletics track. The Department of Science and Health is equipped with physiology and biomechanics laboratories, each with a comprehensive range of performance evaluation equipment.