Course Description

Strength & Conditioning

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 in conjunction with Setanta College ( and utilises our state of the art Sportslab facility at our LIT Thurles campus.

Programme Aims:
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.

CollegeLimerick Institute of Technology (LIT)
Course LocationLimerick City, Limerick
Course Category
Course QualificationMasters Degree
Course DurationThis programme is completed over a 12 month period. From September to May students will attend classes at our LIT Thurles campus two days per week (normally Monday and Tuesday). From May to August students complete their dissertation.
Course FeePOA
Entry RequirementsThe minimum entry requirement is a Second Class Honours Grade 2 Degree in Strength and Conditioning or Sports Science related area or approved equivalent qualification. Non-standard entry will be considered for applicants who hold a Pass Level 8 Degree with considerable relevant experience (minimum 3 years). Consideration may also be given to ability and experience evidenced by an RPL portfolio of prior experience and learning. An interview may form part of the selection process.
Phone61- 293001
Course CodePostgrad157
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