Sports Performance Practice, M.Sc. | Atlantic Technological University | Letterkenny, Ireland
12 months
12000 EUR/year
5750 EUR/year
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The aim of this Sports Performance Practice course at the Atlantic Technological University is to provide learners with a broad knowledge of the science of sports performance practice and an expert knowledge in specialist areas of the science of sport performance (i.e. Exercise Physiology, Sports Nutrition, Strength and Conditioning and Performance Analysis). 


There is an increasing demand within the sports performance industry for motivated and highly skilled graduates who have a specific knowledge of of Applied Sport Science (i.e. Exercise Physiology, Sports Nutrition, Strength and Conditioning and Performance Analysis) as well as highly developed professional practice ethos and skills

The Sports Performance Practice course at the Atlantic Technological University will develop applied techniques which will enable learners to pursue a career in Sports Performance, Strength and Conditioning, Exercise Physiology, Performance Analysis, Research, Education, Coaching or other science-based professions.

Contemporary Sports Performance practitioners must utilise an interdisciplinary and applied approach to the science of sport performance enhancement. Practitioners must be given an opportunity to advance their knowledge and understanding of scientific principles in this context. Particularly, within the core aspects of Performance Science (i.e. Exercise Physiology, Sports Nutrition, Strength and Conditioning.

The long-term commitment by government to spending in sport, announced in tandem with the new National Sports Policy 2018 will ensure the growth of this sector for at least the next ten years. A range of investigative, analytical and practical techniques are required to increase graduate employability in both academic and applied settings. The industry demands reflective practitioners, who have the ability to take responsibility for their own learning and ongoing professional development.

Career Pathways

The main employers are:

  • Physical Education
  • Leisure, Sport & Fitness
  • Health Care

Graduate careers typically include:

  • Leisure Centre Manager
  • Sports Development Officer
  • Sports Agency Administrator
  • Sports nutritional adviser
  • Strength and Conditioning specialist
  • Exercise physiologist

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sports Nutrition
  • Physiology of Sport & Exercise
  • Research Methods
  • Data Analytics
  • Work Based Learning Research Project
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Sports Performance Analysis 

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Level 8, or an equivalent qualification which will be sport related.
  • Or Non-sport degree graduates who have significant work experience in a related sport industry.
  • Practice placement is an integral part of the course.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12000 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5750 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Letterkenny

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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