Performance Coaching, M.Sc. | Setanta College | Thurles, Ireland
19 months
9473 EUR/year
6157 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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A key aim of the Performance Coaching programme at Setanta College is to enable practitioners to integrate knowledge from a range of fields into the generation of performance solutions.


This Performance Coaching program from Setanta College provides the basis for the macro and micro planning decisions that underpin effective performance coaching. In total we provide a coherent approach to managing and applying current skills and practices necessary to advance the conditioning and monitoring system for the applied coach or practitioner within a development, elite movement, exercise and sporting environment. 


  • These modules, together with the practicum, will enable the practitioner to make effective decisions regarding programming of enhanced movement quality and fitness/conditioning development in a progressive manner.
  • Further, the modules will enhance the practitioner’s capability to critically appraise and integrate technology into an effective performance plan within their respective environments.


  • 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 Structure

Modules covered:

  • Advanced Conditioning and Recovery Methods
  • Coaching & Monitoring Technology
  • Human Motion & Movement Analysis
  • Sports & Exercise Nutrition
  • Biomedical Aspects & Applied Coaching
  • Data Management & Research Methods
  • Applied Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 19 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Candidates may be accepted onto the programme who hold an undergraduate degree or higher, with preference given to applicants with related subjects such as, but not limited to:

  • Physiotherapists/ Physical Therapists
  • Strength & Conditioning Coaches
  • Athletic Trainers/ Athletic Therapists
  • Applied Sports Scientists
  • Sports Therapists
  • Biomechanists
  • Chiropractors
  • Performance Coaches
  • Kinesiologists/ Biokineticists
  • All other performance and rehabilitation professionals

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    9473 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15000 EUR for the full programme during 19 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6157 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9750 EUR for the full programme during 19 months.

Living costs for Thurles

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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