About Sports Strength & Conditioning – Bsc in Limerick Institute of Technology
What is the programme about?
The Bachelor of Science in Sports Strength and Conditioning is built around two pillars: strength/conditioning and business/technology. This combination places the programme in a unique position within Sports programmes offered in Ireland.
Students are prepared for the UK Strength and Conditioning Association ITEC Gym Instruction exams.
Practical sports strength and conditioning competencies are growing areas of interest and employment, both in Ireland and internationally. The Strength and Conditioning Coach is becoming a central and key figure in preparing and advancing the fitness and performance status of the individual athlete and team both in professional sport and also in amateur and recreational sport.
Who is the programme suited to?
This programme is suited to students who wish to become members of sports training professional bodies and pursue careers as top sports strength and conditioning coaches or become entrepreneurs in the growing fitness industry.
Top 3 Reasons
1 Our lecturers are practitioners in their fields of expertise and have experience of Sports Strength and Conditioning at the top level of Irish and international sport.
2 The Strength and Conditioning Coach is becoming a central and key figure in preparing and advancing the fitness and performance status of the individual athlete and team in professional and amateur sport.
3 This unique combination of both sports and business skills equips students to participate in the highly competitive and increasingly commercial world of sport.
Class Contact Hours
Year 1: 24 hours
Year 2: 22 hours
Year 3: 20 hours
Graduates of the programme are eligible to progress to Year 4 of the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sports Strength and Conditioning. On completion of the programme, graduates are expected to gain employment in sports organisations, sports’ national governing bodies, sporting clubs and colleges, health and fitness industry, community activity programmes and private enterprise.
A minimum of 5 O6/H7 grades in Leaving Certificate subjects, including Mathematics and English or Irish.
FETAC Applicants and Mature Applicants: Refer to section ‘Entry Requirements’ for further information.
Please visit www.cao.ie for further information on how to apply to this course.