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SPORTS STRENGTH & CONDITIONING BACHELOR OF SCIENCE What is the programme about?


The Bachelor of Science in Sports Strength and Conditioning is built around two pillars: strength/conditioning and business/technology. This combination places the programme in a unique position within Sports programmes offered in Ireland.


Students are prepared for the UK Strength and Conditioning Association ITEC Gym Instruction exams.


Practical sports strength and conditioning competencies are growing areas of interest and employment, both in Ireland and internationally. The Strength and Conditioning Coach is becoming a central and key figure in preparing and advancing the fitness and performance status of the individual athlete and team both in professional sport and also in amateur and recreational sport.


Who is the programme suited to?


This programme is suited to students who wish to become members of sports training professional bodies and pursue careers as top sports strength and conditioning coaches or become entrepreneurs in the growing fitness industry.


Modules


Year 1: Functional Screening, Foundations of Anatomy, Physiology & Biomechanics, Growth, Movement and Long Term Player Development, Resistance Training 1, Fundamentals of Business and Communication, Fitness Conditioning and Coaching Skills.


Year 2: Sports Coaching Philosophy & Psychology, Statistics for Sport and Conditioning, Sports Performance and Motion Analysis, Sports Nutrition, Health and Injuries, Speed and Endurance Development, Weightlifting.


Year 3: Advanced Functional Screening and Physiology, Anatomy and Biomechanics, Fitness Testing & Coaching Technology, Applied Sports Management and Marketing, Placement.


What can I do after the programme?


Graduates of the programme are eligible to progress to Year 4 of the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sports Strength and Conditioning.


On completion of the programme, graduates are expected to gain employment in sports organisations, sports’ national governing bodies, sporting clubs and colleges, health and fitness industry, community activity programmes and private enterprise.


Programme Code LC423


Programme Level Level 7


CAO Points 2015 260


Duration 3 Years


Class Contact Hours Year 1: 24 hrs per week Year 2: 22 hrs per week Year 3: 20 hrs per week


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION Location Thurles Campus


Minimum Entry Requirements: Leaving Certificate (2017): A minimum of 5 Passes (O6/H7) in Leaving Certificate subjects, including Mathematics and English or Irish.


QQI FET/FETAC Applicants & Mature Applicants: Refer to section ‘Entry Requirements’ for further information.


Contact Dr. Philip Hennessy & Mr. Craig Walters, Programme Leaders


Tel: 0504 28453 / 28471 Email: philip.hennessy@lit.ie or craig.walters@lit.ie Web: www.lit.ie/Courses/LC423


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This programme is offered in partnership with


LC423


Department of Sport & Finance


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