Education & Health Sciences:Sports Performance MSc
Sports Performance MSc
1Year Full Time Or 2 Years Part-Time
Application deadline: 5pm on the 29th September for a January 2019 intake.
The aims and objectives of this programme, which includes a professional strength & conditioning (accredited) qualification, reflect our commitment to the development of insightful, competent, critical and reflective sports performance practitioners who have the following dispositions, skills, and content knowledge:
- Display originality and insight in the field of strength and conditioning for team and individual sports.
- Demonstrate the skills of utilising video notational analysis to provide feedback to individuals participating in strength sports and/or in a strength training environment.
- Understand nutritional planning for elite sports performance.
- Understand psychological principles underlying elite sports performance and demonstrate the application of psychological skills training to optimise sports performance
- Construct a variety of integrated training practices combining sport-specific skills and related conditioning challenges to optimise player development and progression.
- Demonstrate an appreciation of current research within the area of speed sports.
- Organise and perform lab and field-based skills related to research on selected human movement activity and defend the results.
- Graduates will develop a sound understanding of the physiology, psychology and biomechanics background behind sports performance for speed, endurance, team and strength sports.
Course Director: Dr Mark Lyons
Biomechanics Research Unit
Department of Physical Education & Sport Sciences
University of Limerick
Phone: +353 (0)61-202819