12 months
7000 EUR/year
7000 EUR/year
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Sports Performance Analysis at Institute of Technology Carlow will prepare graduates for future opportunities in performance analysis by offering a blend of theory and practice, ensuring practical knowledge underpinned by a theoretical foundation.


Performance Analysis provides the coach and athlete with objective information that helps them understand performance, and improve the coaching process by providing statistical and video information on athlete performance. This process is underpinned by a systematic observation process resulting in valid, reliable and detailed information.

What is this programme about?

The Sports Performance Analysis programme at Institute of Technology Carlow aims to provides graduates with the necessary academic, practical and research-based skills to become an effective performance analysis practitioner and feed into and drive the sports performance analysis demand in Ireland and internationally.

Special Features of the programme

Learners undertake an 8-month experiential learning module. They also work with a sports team or teams during the year/season. This module provides the student with the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills gained in their programme of study, in live sports performance analysis contexts and to facilitate the student in developing the practical competencies, soft skills and communications skills necessary to function as an effective sports performance analyst. This module runs parallel with the learner’s studies. Students have worked with a range of sports teams at differing levels including: underage provincial rugby,  senior and underage international basketball teams, senior club teams in Gaelic football, county senior hurling teams, club hockey teams and First Division soccer teams.

Programme Structure


  • Computerised Sports Performance Analysis
  • Data Analysis in Sport
  • Research Methods in Sports Performance Analysis
  • Contemporary Issues in Sports Performances Analysis
  • Coaching Science
  • Sports Analytics and Insights
  • Applied Performance Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants require a Level 8 Degree (minimum 2nd class Honours) in:

  • BA Sports Management & Coaching
  • BSc in Sport Science


  • Cognate qualifications.

Applicants applying for entry via routes other than those listed above will be considered on a case-by-case basis and in accordance with IT Carlow’s Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) policy.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7000 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 7000 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7000 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Carlow

650 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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