12 months
7800 EUR/year
7800 EUR/year
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The Master of Science in Strength and Conditioning at Institute of Technology Carlow has been designed to meet the growing demand for highly skilled, qualified strength and conditioning practitioners.


Course Delivery

The part-time offering is delivered one day per week over two academic years. Semester two of year two will comprise a supervised research dissertation. The research topic may be work-place based.

The full-time programme at Institute of Technology Carlow is delivered on the basis of two full contact days per week over a one year period.

What will I be able to do when I finish this programme?

Graduates of the Strength and Conditioning programme will be eligible to apply for membership to the Irish Institute of Sport (IIS), the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) based in the United States of America. It is anticipated that students will apply for these independent professional accreditations and will be suitably prepared to meet the stringent competencies of each. In addition, programme graduates will have developed and honed the advanced skills required of an applied strength and conditioning practitioner and they can implement these skills in their respective fields.

Programme Structure


  • Strength and Conditioning Research Dissertation
  • Advanced Resistance Training
  • Explosive Conditioning
  • Metabolic  Conditioning
  • Periodisation for Strength and Conditioning
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Higher Performance Sports Testing
  • Research Methods

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines




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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Level 8 degree with a minimum Second Class Honours Grade 2, in a relevant field of study. Candidates who do not meet the requirements but have relevant professional experience are also invited to apply as each application is considered on a case-by-case basis.

  • Please note that all Non-EU applicants should refer to the International section of the IT Carlow website for further information.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7800 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7800 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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