Sports Performance

This is a full-time one-year or part-time two-year postgraduate programme. The programme will prepare successful graduates for a career in sports performance analysis, specialising in strength & conditioning, video analysis and nutrition. The course will increase understanding of the processes of advanced practice in sport performance analysis, by appreciating and challenging the current practice and designing innovative alternatives.

Key Fact
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.

Subjects taught

1 Year Full Time

Semester 1 Spring
•Qualitative Research Methods
•Speed Sports
•Endurance Sports
•Team Sports
•Strength Sports

Semester 2 Summer
•Professional Competencies (Problem-Based Learning)
•Research Dissertation Development,
•Strength & Conditioning (professional accreditation)

Semester 3 Autumn
Research Dissertation.

Entry requirements

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.

Application dates

What to include with your application

Qualification transcripts and certificates

A CV (Curriculum Vitae)

Scanned copy of any laboratory, sports/coaching related certification or workshop attendance

A copy of your birth certificate (long document)

If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice

If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:

• English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
• English language competency certificate


1 Year Full Time Or 2 Years Part-Time


An Application Fee of €35 (electronically) or €40 Bank Draft/Cheque will apply to all taught postgraduate programmes

Post Course Info

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)

More details
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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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