Our Practical Workshop Venue

The Sports Lab

A World Class S&C Facility

Strength & Conditioning Courses
Personal Training Diploma
Master of Science

LIT Thurles Campus, Co. Tipperary

Online Learning with Practical Workshops

We offer a range of Strength & Conditioning courses utilising a ‘Blended Learning’ education process. Interactive lectures are delivered online each week, which you study in your own time, and practical workshops then take place in The SportsLab, Thurles. These take place every 5-6 weeks on our Undergrad programmes, there are 6 practical workshops for our Diploma students, and two one-week workshop blocks for our Performance Science class.


Introducing The SportsLab

LIT’s Thurles Campus houses the elite, state-of-the-art sports strength and conditioning facility, the ‘SportsLab’. Among the facilities in the 2,000 square metre Lab is a 45m, six-lane sprint track specially designed to improve speed; a Paralympic area; cable machines; a range of sport technology systems, Olympic lifting platforms; functional screening kits; power-racks; free weights and a full range of exercise machines.

The SportsLab is one of the finest facilities in the country and greatly enhances the practical learning skills of our Strength and Conditioning students.


45 x 20 metre strength & conditioning hall.
45 metre long indoor running track
3 number changing facilities
1 enlarged changing room
4 number classrooms
1 enlarged classroom


International Standards Sports Facilities and Expertise:

  • Squad Strength & Conditioning
  • High Spec Speed Technology System
  • Team Fitness Testing
  • GPS Monitoring
  • Technology to analyse running gait
  • Video Analysis

Practical Workshops

Our online programmes, supplemented by practical workshops, are designed to produce specialist coaching professionals capable of working in S&C, health and fitness and physical activity related fields. The workshops give our students the opportunity to learn from some of the best coaches in the industry and ensure they have the skills to lead long-term sport, health and fitness, physical activity and strength and conditioning programme development.

“The S&C facility at LIT is among the best in the world and a great opportunity for students to gain the skills that will allow them to travel the world.”

Pádraig Harrington - 3 Time Major Winner

Limerick Institute of Technology

LIT and Setanta College’s partnership has been ongoing since 2011. As well as our online programmes, Setanta College provides the content for the LIT  full-time Degree and Masters programmes in S&C.  These courses are built around two pillars: Coaching and Conditioning and Business and Technology.

Both programmes are delivered at the state of the art Sportslab facility at the LIT Thurles campus which opened in April 2015.

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