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What will I learn?

The Master of Science in Strength and Conditioning has been designed to meet the growing demand for highly skilled, qualified strength and conditioning practitioners.

The aim of the programme is to provide an intellectually challenging, applied postgraduate programme of study that will prepare graduates with advanced knowledge, understanding and practical coaching skills in Strength and Conditioning. This will enable them to work with elite athletes, recreational and specialist population groups.

Course Delivery

The part-time offering is delivered one day per week over two academic years. Semester two of year two will comprise a supervised research dissertation. The research topic may be work-place based.

The full-time programme is delivered on the basis of two full contact days per week over a one year period.

Special features of this programme
Guest lectures

The programme will be delivered by staff who all have significant professional practice experience working with athletes and players at all levels up to international standard.

Alongside the wealth of on-site knowledge, guest lectures will be delivered by international experts in the field.

Facilities

On-site strength and conditioning resources include a dedicated state-of-the-art performance facility, comprising Eleiko equipment, a 30-metre indoor sprint track, sports halls, 4G pitches and athletics track. The Department of Science and Health is equipped with physiology and biomechanics laboratories, each with a comprehensive range of performance evaluation equipment.

What subjects will I study?

  • Strength and Conditioning Research Dissertation
  • Advanced Resistance Training
  • Explosive Conditioning
  • Metabolic Conditioning
  • Periodisation for Strength and Conditioning
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Higher Performance Sports Testing
  • Applied Research in Strength and Conditioning

Elective subjects

  • Strength and Conditioning for the Older Adult
  • Injury Rehab and Reconditioning
  • Youth Fitness and Athletic Development

Which department am I in?

Department of Science and Health

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
€11,250.00 (US$ 11,021) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected August 2023

More details

Start date

Expected September 2023

Venue

Institute of Technology Carlow

SETU Carlow Campus,

Kilkenny Road,

Carlow,

Republic of Ireland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants should have an honours degree in a related subject. English language requirements: TOEFL paper based 575; TOEFL computer based 232; TOEFL internet based (iBT) 90; IELTS 6.0; Test of Interactive English (TIE) – C1; TOEIC – 730; Cambridge certificate in advanced English – Grade C; English test for academic and professional purposes (ETAPP) – C1.

For international students

A Level 8 degree with a minimum Second Class Honours Grade 2, in a relevant field of study. Applicants applying for entry via routes other than those listed above will be considered on a case-by-case basis and in accordance with IT Carlow’s Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) policy.

English language requirements: TOEFL paper based 575; TOEFL computer based 232; TOEFL internet based (iBT) 90; IELTS 6.0; Test of Interactive English (TIE) – C1; TOEIC – 730; Cambridge certificate in advanced English – Grade C; English test for academic and professional purposes (ETAPP) – C1.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Institute of Technology Carlow

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  • In Carlow, South East Ireland, near Dublin
  • Known for student sporting excellence

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