Setanta College

Introduction

Setanta College has recently formed a partnership with the University of South Wales to fulfil what they felt was a key gap in their Sports Education offering. Setanta College, founded by Dr Liam Hennessy , is recognised as a world leader in the application of the latest thinking and technology in Strength and Conditioning.

Through this partnership we are offering both a Certificate of Higher Education in Strength & Conditioning and a BSc in Strength & Conditioning. The courses can be studied full-time on-campus (next intake September 2016) or via our blended learning format (next intake February 2016). Both qualifications are recognised internationally.

With the blended learning format, the majority of course work is completed online. Students also attend workshop blocks twice a year (approximately every six months) at the USW Sport park. Each block will be delivered over a 5-day period and will include practical demonstrations and assessments, an introduction to the latest technologies and their applications, face-to-face lectures and examinations. The workshops give students the opportunity to receive coaching in the application of their learning by world class S&C practitioners, under the leadership of Dr Ian Jefferies and to interact with other course members.

The students on the full-time on-campus course attend lectures at the University of South Wales. Lecture content is informed by world class scientists and coaches and delivered by experienced lecturers via an interactive format. In addition the application and workshop elements highlighted in the blended programme above, also apply.

Regardless of which course you choose, the principles of our approach are the same: to produce graduates that understand what world class Strength and Conditioning means and who can work in partnership with other sports science professionals. Our ultimate goal is to make our graduate stand out and become more employable and as a consequence improve standards in coaching.

The Setanta College/USW courses are designed in a ladder fashion to allow seamless progression from one to the next. For example, if you completed the Certificate of Higher Education in Strength & Conditioning, then you would only have to complete the remaining modules of the BSc in Strength & Conditioning to earn your degree.

Accreditation

USW is an approved qualifications awarding body by the European Union. All accreditation points are accepted throughout the European Union. Therefore the qualifications will be recognised internationally..

Setanta College & USW partnership

Setanta College, one of the leading providers of education in the field of strength and conditioning, and Wales’s largest university, USW, have designed two new courses which take advantage of the superb facilities, experience and internet-based resources both institutions have to offer.

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MSc

Master of Science in Strength & Conditioning

Campus or Online Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2017 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

The Master of Science in Strength and Conditioning is designed to produce highly qualified coaching professionals in the field of Strength and Conditioning and human performance. It will prepare graduates for roles in all levels of sporting and physical activity sectors from elite, developmental and recreational levels as well as in general fitness and community health and wellness programme administration. [+]

COURSE DESCRIPTION The Master of Science in Strength and Conditioning is designed to produce highly qualified coaching professionals in the field of Strength and Conditioning and human performance. It will prepare graduates for roles in all levels of sporting and physical activity sectors from elite, developmental and recreational levels as well as in general fitness and community health and wellness programme administration. This programme 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. Course Delivery This MSc in Strength and Conditioning (S&C) is delivered by Setanta College lecturers in partnership with Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) Thurles, Co. Tipperary, Ireland. The application process for this course will take you to the Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) website. Course Schedule Stage 1 Advanced Strength Training and Conditioning Sports Management and Entrepreneurship Performance Testing and Technology Stage 2 Biomedical Aspects and Sport Nutrition Human Motion and Movement Analysis Research Methods and Special Topic Stage 3 Dissertation Learning Outcomes This programme aims to provide students with: An advanced understanding of both current and emerging knowledge and practice in Strength and Conditioning (S&C) Practical coaching skills in advanced Strength and Conditioning Preparation and encouragement to pursue future directions in either academic study or professional coaching opportunities An advanced skill set in business and entrepreneurship Higher order creative, critical and reflective thinking skills that encourage research, application and evaluation A multidisciplinary approach to working within the discipline of S&C A rigorous research understanding including the publication of a dissertation Skills and confidence to contribute to the development of knowledge and practice in S&C Entry Requirements The minimum entry requirement is a Second Class Honours Grade 2 Degree in Strength and Conditioning or Sports Science related area or approved equivalent qualification. Non-standard entry will be considered for applicants who hold a Degree with considerable relevant experience (minimum 3 years). Consideration may also be given to ability and experience evidenced by an RPL portfolio of prior experience and learning. An interview may form part of the selection process. Entry Procedure Please complete the 'Postgraduate Taught Masters Application Form' For further information, Contact the Admissions Office Career Opportunities This is a practical based MSc programme that will produce graduates capable of coaching, planning, managing and implementing an S&C programme. As such, it is expected that graduates will be well prepared to accept high levels of responsibility within a variety of sports and fitness industry sectors as well as education and business fields. They include but are not limited to: Elite and amateur level Strength and Conditioning in sport National Governing Body of sports (NGB) in Strength and Conditioning Research and academia Education, health and public sector Health and Fitness industry Freelance and consultancy Sports equipment and exercise technology Community activity A unique feature of the programme is the inclusion of a Management and Entrepreneurship module. This is seen as a core module for S&C coaches to embrace relevant skills of enterprise and marketing necessary to build an S&C profile, reputation, and if desired, business. Delivery Method The course has a full-time delivery option in Ireland (Thurles). This option is traditional campus-based and is 12 months in duration. The course is also delivered part-time via distance learning. Lectures are delivered online and in block workshop days at our regional campus bases - 2 weeks per year (10 days). The course is 24 months in duration, with the option of finishing after the taught element with a Postgraduate Diploma in Strength & Conditioning. Staff Setanta College lecturers are experts in their fields. They are highly qualified, enthusiastic Strength and Conditioning coaches. They come from all walks of life and are drawn from varied sporting backgrounds such as rugby, athletics and GAA. [-]

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