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Gain an Internationally Recognised S&C Qualification

Online S&C Courses
Personal Training
Performance Coaching

Setanta College is partnered with some of the world’s leading sports educators


Setanta College deliver courses in S&C that are at the very cutting edge of sports science and practice. The content has been developed from world renowned authors and practitioners in the field of Strength & Conditioning and Performance Science.

Our courses are internationally recognised and accredited to Certificate, Degree and Masters level programmes for part time or full time study.

Strength and Conditioning Online Courses

Certificate in Fitness & Conditioning

The Certificate in Functional Screening and Resistance Training is a 9 month, QQI Level 6 (30 credit) qualification. We consider this the entry point to becoming a qualified Strength and Conditioning coach. Consisting of three key modules, the qualification will prepare the coach for work with individual athletes, players and team sports. These modules include:

  • Functional Screening
  • Resistance Training 1
  • Resistance Training 2
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Certificate in Strength & Conditioning

This 18 month course is regarded as the industry standard for specialist Strength and Conditioning coaches. The Certificate in Strength and Conditioning is a QQI Level 6 (60 credit) qualification. Each of the six modules provides a comprehensive overview of key areas and topics within Strength and Conditioning. These modules include:

  • Functional Screening
  • Resistance Training 1
  • Resistance Training 2
  • Advanced Resistance Training
  • Speed Development
  • Endurance Development
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Higher Certificate in Strength & Conditioning

The Higher Certificate of Science in Strength and Conditioning is a further step along the undergraduate pathway. This QQI Level 6 award combines the six modules of the Certificate in Strength and Conditioning, with a further 6 modules covering a broad range of specialist topics:

  • Anatomy, Physiology & Biomechanics
  • Youth Athletic Development
  • Sport & Exercise Nutrition
  • Coaching Skills
  • Coaching Technology & Fitness Testing
  • Business of Fitness & Sport
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BSc in Strength & Conditioning

The Bachelor of Science in Strength and Conditioning has now become an industry leading sport coaching qualification. There are 18 modules in total delivered over 4.5 years. This QQI Level 7 award combines the twelve modules of the Higher Certificate in Strength and Conditioning, with a further 6 advanced modules to be covered:

  • Injuries & Rehabilitation
  • S&C for Special Populations
  • Research Methods & Data Management
  • Professional Practice Portfolio
  • Sport & Exercise Psychology
  • Health & Wellness
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Diploma in Personal Training

Diploma in Personal Training and Strength & Conditioning

The Setanta College Diploma in Personal Training and Strength and Conditioning is a Level 6, internationally recognised, dual qualification. The duration of the course is 10 months with online lectures and 7 practical workshops. Throughout the course you will study 3 modules of Functional Screening, Resistance Training and Advanced Resistance Training, along with the following REPS Ireland approved units:

  • Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise
  • Principles of Exercise, Fitness and Health
  • Applying the Principles of Nutrition
  • Planning & Instructing gym-based exercise
  • Programming & Delivering personal training with clients
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Postgraduate Online Course


Master of Science in Performance Coaching

The Setanta College Masters Programme is the only one that offers an industry recognised qualification in this growing field. Those studying this Programme will gain a credential that is now in exceptionally high demand – not only within elite sports associations but indeed within the world of general exercise, fitness and wellness.

This Programme includes 6 Online Modules and 2 separate on-site workshop weeks where you will be brought through the practical applications and sports technology demonstrations.

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