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LC422
Sports Strength and Conditioning (Thurles)

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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4 Years
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The programme is built around two pillars: strength/conditioning and business/technology. 

Students are prepared for the UK Strength and Conditioning Association, ITEC Gym Instruction and the United States National Strength and Conditioning Association exams. 

This course will give students skills to utilise modern advances in technology to impact on the development of the athlete, player and team; as well as the requirments in the core elements of business to be flexible in applying his/her strength and conditioning skills. 

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LC422 - Sports Strength and Conditioning (Thurles)
Limerick IT

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LC422 - Sports Strength and Conditioning (Thurles)
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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3 Distinctions

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Graduates can pursue careers as top sports strength and conditioning coaches or entrepreneurs in the growing fitness industry.



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