Key areas of study include physiology, coaching, psychology, nutrition and metabolism with a focus on the practical application of strength and conditioning.
In the past decade, there has been a marked growth in the career opportunities available for sport and exercise scientists, S&C coaches and individuals who are multi-disciplined in health, fitness and well-being.
In combination with a growing demand for S&C coaches, there is a demand for providing appropriately qualified and accredited individuals to undertake such roles.
The Strength and Conditioning course at the Atlantic Technological University, therefore, seeks to provide students with an opportunity to study at postgraduate level, to develop their knowledge of sport and exercise science and to increase their skills in applying such knowledge in a sport and exercise setting.
Specific job opportunities for graduates have included:
Strength and conditioning coaches with amateur or elite teams
Athlete development programmes
Public health improvement
Addressing inequalities in health
Developing/commissioning and implementing policies and programs
Monitoring, evaluation and assessment of training needs in individuals/teams
Education and generating research evidence linking training regimes and sport and exercise performance across a range of employers
Professional sports clubs and organisations (nationally and globally)
National sporting associations, governing bodies and other related sporting agencies
Private health and fitness clubs and public sports and recreation facilities
- Strength & Conditioning Science & Application
- Psychology - Coaching and Motivation
- Applied Sport Technology
- Strength and Conditioning Theory & Practice
- Exercise Physiology, Nutrition & Human Performance
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesHealth Sciences Sports Sciences View 27 other Masters in Sports Sciences in Ireland
- Students must have a minimum of a 2.2 in an honour’s degree in any science or related health-discipline. Students with Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) may also be considered for entry, however, they may be required to complete prerequisite assessments prior to acceptance.
International12000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12000 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
EU/EEA6500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6500 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
Living costs for Galway
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.