Students take an 8-month experiential learning module and also work with a sports team or teams throughout the year / season. This module gives the student the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in their study program, in contexts of live sports performance analysis and to facilitate the student in the development of practical skills, soft skills and communication skills necessary to function as an effective sport. performance analyst. This module runs in parallel with the student’s studies. Students have worked with a variety of sports teams at different levels including: provincial junior rugby, international junior and senior basketball teams, senior club teams in Gaelic football, county senior hurling teams, hockey teams of clubs and football teams of the First Division.
This program is highly vocational and practical and is carefully aligned with the demands of the industry, but backed by strong theoretical foundations. The program will be beneficial to those who wish to pursue future opportunities in performance analysis, current employees in a club or organization with a performance analysis role, and coaches who wish to improve their knowledge and skills.
Students also have access to our innovative athletic performance analysis lab at IT Carlow. They will have the opportunity to learn how to use and apply the latest performance analysis software in their practice (Sportscode Elite, NacSport, Dartfish and Quintic).
Applicants require a Bachelor’s degree in:
- Sports Management and Coaching
- Sports Sciences or related qualifications.
Applicants applying for entry via routes other than those listed above will be considered on a case-by-case basis and in accordance with IT Carlow’s Recognized Prior Learning Policy (RPL).