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CW198
Strength and Conditioning

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Strength and conditioning is an applied science that focuses on ways to improve athletic performance including endurance, speed, strength, and power. This four-year programme is designed to help students develop the knowledge, skills and analytical techniques in the sub-disciplines of sport and exercise sciences. Students gain the knowledge and skill to help athletes and players achieve optimum sports performance. The programme combines theoretical and practical elements and modules include anatomy and physiology; exercise and fitness instruction; physical sciences; athletic assessment and monitoring; strength and conditioning (power, speed, endurance,); sports nutrition, biomechanics and performance analysis.

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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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CASLT  5M3807  Laboratory Techniques
DCHSN  5M4349  Nursing Studies
DCHSX  5M4468  Community Health Services
DSRXX  5M5146  Sports, Recreation and Exercise
CASFX  5M5267  Food Science

Essential Module Requirements:
Three Distinctions
Reserved places:
2

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Graduates from the programme will be sports science experts, specialising in strength and conditioning science and related areas. They will have studied fitness training, strength and conditioning techniques for athletes and other specialised populations as well as biomechanics, exercise physiology, sports nutrition and sports massage and will have developed management skills.
Graduates may be employed as sports advisors or development officers with sports agencies, regulatory authorities and governing bodies of sport, strength and conditioning advisors, and may be involved in health and fitness advising, fitness testing, exercise prescription, personal training, fitness consulting, and in exercise rehabilitation for specific target populations.



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