Msc - Strength And Conditioning in Limerick Institute of Technology
Duration : 1 Year
Intake : Sep
Level : Postgraduate
Tuition & fees : € 11,250 Per Year
IELTS : 6.0
TOEFL : 0
PTE : 0
About Msc - Strength And Conditioning in Limerick Institute of Technology
What is the programme about?
This MSc in Strength and Conditioning (S&C) is intended to provide students with an excellent opportunity to acquire a deeper understanding and knowledge in the fields of strength and conditioning and human performance.
The programme has been designed with a range of specialist modules to develop the knowledge and skills associated in the area of Strength and Conditioning. The balance of theoretical and practical content will examine advanced strength and conditioning methods, fitness testing and sport coaching technology, fundamental movement, entrepreneurship and management.
A unique feature of the programme is the inclusion of a Management and Entrepreneurship module. This is a core module for S&C coaches to embrace relevant skills of enterprise and marketing necessary to build an S&C profile, reputation, and if desired, business. The programme has been designed and developed and utilises our state of the art Sportslab facility at our LIT Thurles campus.
This programme aims to provide students with:
- An advanced understanding of both current and emerging knowledge and practice in Strength and Conditioning
- Practical coaching skills in advanced Strength and Conditioning
- Preparation and encouragement to pursue future directions in either academic study or professional coaching opportunities
- An advanced skill set in business and entrepreneurship
- Higher order creative, critical and reflective thinking skills that encourage research, application and evaluation
- A multidisciplinary approach to working within the discipline of Strength and Conditioning
- A rigorous research understanding including preparation to publish a dissertation
- Skills and confidence to contribute to the development of knowledge and practice in Strength and Conditioning
This is a practical based MSc programme that will produce graduates capable of coaching, planning, managing and implementing an S&C programme. As such, it is expected that graduates will be well prepared to accept high levels of responsibility within a variety of sport and fitness industry sectors as well as education and business fields. They include but are not limited to:
Elite and Amateur Level Strength and Conditioning in Sport National Governing Body of Sports (NGB) in Strength and Conditioning Research and Academia Education, Health and Public Sector Health and Fitness Industry Freelance and Consultancy Sports Equipment and Exercise Technology Community Activity
On-Campus Delivery Mode:
€7,000 for Irish / EU resident citizen;
€11,250 for Non-Irish / EU resident citizen (International).
Please note that bursaries are available to Non-Irish/EU Residents (International) students. Those interested in applying for such bursaries should email SandC@lit.ie
Closing date: Closing date for applications is Monday 2nd September 2019.
Start date is Monday 9th September 2019. Duration 12 months (including Dissertation).
Master’s Degree Admission Criteria
(a) A minimum 2.2 honours bachelor degree (Level 8) in a Strength and Conditioning or Sports Science cognate discipline
(b) A minimum 2.2 honours bachelor degree (Level 8) in a Sports non-cognate discipline with considerable (3 years or more) experience and/or ability evidenced by an RPL portfolio of prior experience and learning
(c) Equivalent Qualifications. Applicants with equivalent qualifications on the European and International frameworks will also be considered. International students must evidence a proficiency in English language for example IELTS 6.0.
Assessment is through a range of continuous assessments for each of the 6 modules. Assignments will involve completion of assignments, research and specific tasks and concepts demonstrated at our state of the art SportsLab in Thurles.
Masters of Science in Strength and Conditioning, corresponding to a NFQ Level 9 Qualification (90 ECTS credits).