Sport Performance Innovation - Letterkenny

ATU - Donegal Campuses

Sport Performance Innovation - Letterkenny

In high-performance sport, the ability to identify performance challenges and solutions is critical to success. With significant leaps in science and technology over recent years, innovation is now key for effective sport performance practice for coaches, practitioners, engineers and managers.

This programme develops specialist knowledge and practice in sport performance innovation together with an ability to address the science of sports performance, technology and engineering for effective innovation management.

This programme adopts an inter-disciplinary approach and enables professional learners to develop knowledge and skills to manage and lead innovation, leverage multidisciplinary and multi-domain expertise, apply disruptive technologies to enhance performance, and develop and apply innovative solutions to key performance challenges

Subjects taught


Sports Performance Innovation Mandatory 20

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements

Level 8 in a Sport Performance related area, or an equivalent qualification.

Applicants may also be eligible to apply on the grounds of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) if they have attained appropriate experience and attainment thresholds deemed equivalent to a Level 8 award.

This may include professional qualifications and experience of working in sport as a coach, trainer, practitioner, teacher, manager or leader.

Special Requirements

Garda Vetting

Applicants for this programme are required to undergo Garda Vetting. For any programme where Garda Vetting is required, non-EU applicants will not be considered unless/until the pool of qualified EU applicants has been exhausted. For those admitted to any course requiring Garda Vetting, registration is temporary until such time as the vetting process is successfully completed.


12 weeks part-time online.

Post Course Info

Follow-on Courses
Follow up programmes elsewhere include:
Masters degrees in institutes and universities at home and abroad.

Career Pathways

The main employers are:
Sports National Governing Bodies
Sports Institutes
Professional Sports Clubs
Leisure, Sport & Fitness

Graduate Careers
Graduate careers typically include:
Strength & Conditioning Coach
Sports Scientist
Performance Analyst
Sports Coaching
Personal Trainer
Fitness Instructor
Health and Wellbeing
Sports Development
Industry Research & Development
Innovation Scientist

More details
  • Qualifications

    Special Purpose Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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