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BSc in Applied Strength & Conditioning

Course Code: LC423




3 Years


Sport, Leisure & Tourism

CAO Points


Course Type

Undergraduate - CAO



The Bachelor of Science 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 also in amateur and recreational sport.  

The Thurles campus houses an elite, state-of-the-art sports strength and conditioning facility – the ‘SportsLab’. Among its facilities are a 45m, six lane sprint track especially designed to improve speed; a Paralympic area; cable machines; a range of sport technology systems; including micro electro mechanical systems and GPS systems; Olympic lifting platforms; functional screening kits; weights and a full range of exercise machines. The facility greatly enhances students’ practical learning on the programme.

What are the entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate 

A minimum of 5 O6/H7 grades in 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 of the programme are eligible to progress to Year 4 of the Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Applied Strength and Conditioning.

What are the career prospects?

On completion of the programme, 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?

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.

View our Sports CAO presentation and Q&A session



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