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Applied Sports Coaching MSc

University of Limerick
2 years
Part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Limerick
English
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Program description

Applied Sports Coaching MSc

This innovative part-time two-year postgraduate program will give experienced coaches the opportunity to enhance their practice through engagement with practitioner leaders and pioneering researchers in the field of sport coaching. The program is offered by the Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences (PESS) in the Faculty of Education and Health Sciences, and is being considered for alignment with the higher levels of coaching qualifications, as part of the Coaching Development Program for Ireland (a partnership between Sport Ireland Coaching and National Governing Bodies of sport).

Objectives: The objectives of this program reflect our commitment to the development of insightful, competent, critical and reflective sports coaches. We aim to develop graduates who:

  • Possess extensive knowledge of the coaching process and innovative applied practice in sport coaching.
  • Display originality and insight in the design, delivery and evaluation of coaching practice.
  • Possess enhanced practical skills in applied coaching practice, management, leadership, video analysis, planning, and the capacity to work, develop skills, and promote professional practice.
  • Possess the skills for conducting bespoke applied research on sports coaching to evidence and enhance their own practice and that of other coaches.
  • Are proactive in identifying and critically evaluating current research in domains such as sport and business, and drawing implications for their own context.

Admission requirements

Generic Entry Requirements: Applicants for a Master’s program must normally have a first or second class Level 8 honours degree (NFQ or other internationally recognised equivalent) in a relevant or appropriate subject (e.g. Sport Science, Sports Coaching, Physical Education), or equivalent prior learning that is recognised by the University as meeting this requirement. Applicants without a relevant degree may apply via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), if they can demonstrate significant coaching experience. Specifically, prospective candidates require a minimum of 5 years coaching experience along with appropriate sport-specific coaching awards (preferably minimum Level 2). An application via RPL requires a supporting statement uploaded with the application.

Applicants must also satisfy the English Language Requirements of the University. The University reserves the right to shortlist and interview applicants as deemed necessary.

Specific Program Entry Requirements: Applicants must:

  • Hold a sports National Governing Body Level 1 Coaching Award (minimum)
  • Show evidence of previous experience in sports coaching and must be practicing coaches for the program duration.
  • Obtain Garda Vetting as a requirement of this Master's program.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Year 1

  • The Coaching Process & Practice
  • Reflective Practice for Sports Coaches
  • Performance Analysis in Coaching
  • Athlete & Coach Development

Year 2

  • Management & Leadership in Coaching
  • Research Project Development
  • Research Project 1 Sports Coaching
  • Research Project 2 Sports Coaching

Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.

Tuition fees

Tuition fee varies, please visit the university's website for more information.

Qualification

This innovative part-time two-year postgraduate program will give experienced coaches the opportunity to enhance their practice through engagement with practitioner leaders and pioneering researchers in the field of sport coaching. The program is offered by the Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences (PESS) in the Faculty of Education and Health Sciences, and is being considered for alignment with the higher levels of coaching qualifications, as part of the Coaching Development Program for Ireland (a partnership between Sport Ireland Coaching and National Governing Bodies of sport).

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University of Limerick

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V94 T9PX Limerick
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