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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.

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.

Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:

•Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved

•Irish Leaving Certificate English –Ordinary Level Grade D or above

•TOEFL – 580 (paper based) or 90 (internet based)

•IELTS – Minimum score of 6.5* with no less than 6 in any one component.

•English Test for English and Academic Purposes (ETAPP) – Grade C1

•GCE 'O' level English Language/GCSE English Language – Grade C or above

•Cambridge Assessment English –Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English Grade B

•GCE Examination Boards – Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations – Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate – School Certificate Pass 1-6 / University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council – School Certificate Pass 1-6

Results in examinations other than those listed above may also be accepted as meeting our English language requirements. Contact the International Education Division for advice.

Duration

1 Year Full Time Or 2 Years Part-Time

Careers or further progression

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)

Further enquiries

Course Director
Dr Mark Lyons
Tel: +353 (0) 61 202819
Email: mark.lyons@ul.ie

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)
•Placement

Semester 3 Autumn
Research Dissertation.

Comment

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.

Application date

What to include with your application

•Qualification transcripts and certificates

•English language qualification(s) if English is not your first language

•Certified English translation of your transcripts/certificates where the original transcripts are in a language other than English

•A CV (Curriculum Vitae)

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

•A copy of your birth certificate (long document)

Course fee

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

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