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  • Programme Code:
    Course Level:
    Level 9
    Sport & Finance

    What is the programme about?
    This MSc in Strength and Conditioning (S&C) is intended to provide students with an excellent opportunity to acquire a deeper understanding and knowledge in the fields of strength and conditioning and human performance.

    The programme has been designed with a range of specialist modules to develop the knowledge and skills associated in the area of Strength and Conditioning. The balance of theoretical and practical content will examine advanced strength and conditioning methods, fitness testing and sport coaching technology, fundamental movement, entrepreneurship and management.

    Dr Liam Hennessy – BA, MSc, PhD, FRAMI
    Dr. Liam Hennessy is the Academic Director of Setanta College. He is a qualified Physical Education teacher, Exercise Physiologist and Strength & Conditioning Coach. He has spent over 25 years working full-time in sport. Liam was previously Chief Exercise Physiologist to the Irish Olympic Team and headed the Exercise Laboratory at the Cardiopulmonary department, Blackrock Clinic in Dublin, Ireland. Subsequently he became Director of Fitness with the Irish Rugby Football Union, a position he commenced in 2000. At the IRFU he headed a staff of 24 full time coaches. His role was to develop a world class system of player support within the areas of Strength and Conditioning, Injury Rehabilitation, Sport Nutrition and Medical Care.

    He is also Performance Coach to Padraig Harrington having worked with the 3 times Major winner for over 15 years. A former international athlete he is also a Level 3 Athletics Tutor and sits on numerous performance boards including the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) advisory board. He has also worked with professional soccer teams in Europe and has and currently advises several sport associations in long term planning and elite athlete development. Working closely with several sport technological companies, his research interests include speed, strength and power, recovery and the application of technology in sport performance. ​

    Did You Know?
    Modes of Delivery

    Full-Time campus based over 1 year - €7,000 for Irish/EU resident citizen; €10,500 for Non-Irish / EU resident citizen (International). Closing date is 15th August 2015 for September 2015 intake.

    Part-Time Blended Learning over 2 years (including Dissertation/Thesis) - €8,550 for Irish/EU resident citizen; €10,500 for Non-Irish / EU resident citizen (International). Closing date is 2nd October 2015 for November 2015 intake.


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