Limerick Institute of Technology

Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) is an institute of higher education in Limerick, a modern urban city in the Mid-West region of Ireland and is one of 13 institutes that are members of the Institutes of Technology, Ireland (IOTI). LIT is the fourth largest IOT in Ireland, with more than 6000 full time and part time students and 500 staff.

The Institute has five campuses and a learning centre across Limerick city, Tipperary and Clare. The main campus is located at Moylish Park, with two city centre campuses in Clare Street and George’s Quay in Limerick city. LIT in Tipperary is based in two campuses -Thurles and Clonmel. The LIT Ennis Learning Centre is based in the museum in Ennis town centre.

LIT offers courses at Level 6 (certificate) through to Level 10 (PhD) whilst also catering for craft apprentices and adult and continuing education. LIT was awarded the Sunday Times Institute of Technology of the Year in 2008 and 2013 by the Sunday Times University Guide. The guide is the definitive guide to higher education in Ireland and the UK.

The Partnership

LIT and Setanta College’s partnership has been ongoing since 2011. The degree and masters programmes delivered in partnership with LIT are built around two pillars: Coaching and Conditioning and Business and Technology. This combination of disciplines gives the programme a unique position among the sports programmes currently offered in Higher Education in Ireland and gives graduates a mixture of the technical, social and management skills required to pursue careers as top class coaches and administrators.

Practical sports coaching combining strength and conditioning competencies are growing areas of interest both globally and in Ireland. Previously, the individual that looked after the fitness element of a sport was called the Trainer or Fitness Coach. More recently, the universally acknowledged term for the Trainer or Fitness Coach is the ‘Strength and Conditioning’ Coach. Both programmes are delivered at the state of the art Sportslab facility at our LIT Thurles campus which opened in April 2015.

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