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BSc (Hons) in Applied Strength & Conditioning

Course Code: LC422




4 Years


Sport, Leisure & Tourism

CAO Points


Course Type

Undergraduate - CAO



The Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Strength and Conditioning offers an in-depth education on this growing area of interest, 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 in amateur and recreational sport.  

Strength and conditioning coaches people towards optimal performance and injury prevention through the application of knowledge gained through many discipline areas such as sports science and exercise physiology.

Students are prepared for the UK Strength and Conditioning Association, ITEC Gym Instruction and the United States National Strength and Conditioning Association exams. This ensures successful graduates have the highest international standing. The programme also has strong links for work placement and research with Ireland’s leading sporting organisations. 

A modern Strength and Conditioning Coach will also have additional skills that utilise advances in technology to impact on the development of the athlete, player and team; as well as requiring the core elements of business to be flexible in applying his/her strength and conditioning skills. The Thurles campus houses an elite, state-of-the-art sports strength and conditioning facility that greatly enhances students’ practical learning on the programme.

What are the entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate

A minimum of 2 H5 & 4 O6/H7 grades in six Leaving Certificate subjects, including Mathematics and English or Irish.  

QQI FET/FETAC Applicants & Mature Applicants 

Refer to our Admissions section for further information.

Who can I contact?

“This course provides students with all the skills to work with athletes and teams from underage to inter county to National level." - Michael Fennelly, LIT S&C Lecturer and 8 time All Ireland winner.

What modules will I study?

Are there opportunities for further study?

Graduates can apply for entry to LIT’s Research Masters programme.

What are the career prospects?

The programme aims to equip students with a qualification that has an international competitive standing in the marketplace and the skills that are pivotal to the Strength and Conditioning practitioner. 

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

More Information

Who is the programme suited to?

The 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 entrepreneurs in the growing fitness industry.

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