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Master of Science in Performance Coaching

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Course Information

Course Overview

Course Background

A key aim of the programme is to enable practitioners to integrate knowledge from a range of fields into the generation of performance solutions. Teaching and learning methods will be based on a blended learning format that will include a combination of online lectures, independent study, work-based assessments, residential stay weeks, and regular forum contributions. Through these methods practitioners will gain advanced knowledge of the theories and principles that underpin sport, exercise and performing arts coaching. There is also a focus on the application of technology within a practical setting which will facilitate monitoring of development, performance, and longevity of the athlete, player or performer.

This programme offers an ideal blended way of studying. Students, coaches, clinicians, and those involved in sport can study within their own work area, or within their home area, and attend two one-week non-consecutive residential weeks at our SportsLab in Ireland.

Modules covered:

  1. Advanced Conditioning and Recovery Methods
  2. Coaching & Monitoring Technology
  3. Movement Analysis and Biomedical Aspects
  4. Sports & Exercise Nutrition
  5. Applied Coaching
  6. Data Management & Research Methods
  7. Applied Project

Course Duration

The programme duration is 60 weeks. This includes:

  • 6 Online Modules (each module is 10 weeks in duration)
  • 2 separate on-site residential weeks, practical application, and lectures.
  • Final Project (additional 2 months to complete)

A joint programme by:

Setanta College and the Irish American University

The Master of Science in Performance Coaching is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. This is one of the World’s leading accrediting bodies, recognised globally and comes under the US Department of Education’s Council of Higher Education Accreditation. Furthermore, Setanta College Professional Advisory Board, other subject matter experts, and international sporting organisations have informed, reviewed, and approved the course content. This includes World Rugby, the Titleist Performance Institute, and the NSCA who recognise our programmes and qualifications.

Programme Partners

We have partnered with leading sports technology companies for this programme. Each partner has provided an overview of the background, current technology and future developments within sports performance analysis which is included in our modules. During the residential weeks, each of these companies will be represented to demonstrate the use and application of their product range.

What Our Students & Tutors Have To Say

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Luke Davey is Strength & Conditioning Manager at Hong Kong Rugby. Here he talks to Damian Lawlor about the role education and development has played with the advent of professionalism at HKR and the aspirations to qualify for the Rugby World Cup in 2019.

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Des Ryan, Head of Sports Medicine and Athletic Development at the Arsenal FC Academy, caught up with Damian Lawlor during a workshop week.

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Jason Grange is a Dubai based trainer with 20 years experience and now educator in the health and fitness industry. Here he talks to Damian Lawlor about taking the next step in his own education through studying the Master of Science in Performance Coaching.

Course Details & Enrolment

Each module will be assessed using an applied project. Details and guidance of this are provided at the start of each module.

Delivery Method Video Sample

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Module: Advanced Conditioning & Recovery Methods | Topic: Technology Used in Velocity Based Training

On-site Attendance

During the second and fourth modules, students are required to attend the Sportslab in Thurles, Co. Tipperary, Ireland where hands-on training will be provided by leading sports technology specialists.

Final Project and Assessment

You will submit a final project following the completion of the five online modules. During the online element you will receive guidance and mentoring from a tutor who will assist you in the selection of a final project.

Our internationally accredited and industry-recognised qualification will give you:

  • An advanced understanding of both current and emerging technology, knowledge and practice in performance science.
  • Practical coaching skills in the application of technology in sport.
  • Preparation and encouragement to pursue future coaching and performance management opportunities.
  • Higher order creative, critical and reflective thinking skills that encourage application and evaluation.
  • A multidisciplinary approach to working confidently within sport and human performance at an elite level.

This course will produce graduates capable of coaching, planning, managing and implementing the latest sports technology and methodologies based on current science and its practical application. As such, it is expected that graduates will be well prepared to accept high levels of responsibility within a variety of sports and fitness industry sectors. They include but are not limited to:

  • Elite and Amateur levels in Team and Individual sports
  • National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGB)
  • Health and Public sector
  • Health and Fitness industry
  • Freelance and Consultancy
  • Sports Technology, Equipment and Performance Science

Our Alumni are highly employable throughout the world. Currently, our graduates are engaged in the following sectors:

  • Premiership Football
  • European Golf Tour
  • PGA Tour (USA)
  • AFL Australia
  • Australia Rugby Union
  • England Rugby Union
  • Irish Rugby Football Union
  • French Rugby Federation
  • NFL (USA)
  • World Rugby
  • International Sports Teams

Candidates may be accepted onto the programme with a 2.1 degree in any one of the following:

Strength and Conditioning, Sports Science, Sports Physiotherapy, Athletic Training or a similar field of study and at least three years relevant professional experience

OR

An appropriate professional qualification (such as CSCS, UKSCA) and at least five years of relevant experience

OR

Special Case Registrations: prospective participants who do not meet the entry requirements for the programme detailed above, but who may qualify for admission by meeting certain other equivalent criteria, should apply to the College Administrator for consideration. An interview may form part of the selection process for all application routes.

English proficiency to be demonstrated through any of the following:

– GCSE pass in English at Grade C or above
– IELTS with an average overall score of 6.5 for postgraduate study with at least a 5.5 in each component TOEFL IBT minimum score of 88 IBT for Postgraduate **
– Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): exams taken from January 2015 – overall score of 176 for postgraduate study with at least 162 in each component; exams taken before January 2015 – Grade C and no less than borderline in each skill for undergraduate and postgraduate
– Trinity College English Language qualifications: ISE III Pass for postgraduate taught courses and research applications City and Guild’s IESOL/ISESOL tests at expert and mastery levels (C2 and C1) for the majority of postgraduate programs.
– Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) with a minimum of 67 points in each element for the majority of postgraduate programs

Designed, Validated and Accredited by Industry Experts and Organisations

The Master of Science in Performance Coaching is a joint programme by Setanta College and Irish American University.

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This course is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, one of the world’s leading accrediting bodies, recognised globally and comes under the US Dept. of Education’s Council of Higher Education Accreditation.

Furthermore, Setanta College Professional Advisory Board, other subject matter experts, and international sporting organisations have informed, reviewed, and approved the course content. This includes World Rugby, the Titleist Performance Institute and the NSCA (National Strength & Conditioning Association) who recognise our programmes and qualifications.

Fees & How To Apply

EU Students

9,50000
  • Next Course Starts: September 24th 2019

International Students

$13,50000
  • Next Course Starts: September 24th 2019
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