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.
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.
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.
1 Year Full Time
Semester 1 Spring
•Qualitative Research Methods
Semester 2 Summer
•Professional Competencies (Problem-Based Learning)
•Research Dissertation Development,
•Strength & Conditioning (professional accreditation)
Semester 3 Autumn
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)