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The MSc Coaching Science in Sport

In this MSc programme you will learn about the cutting-edge science that underpins diverse aspects of coaching, e.g. tapering and peaking to optimise performance, the coach-athlete relationship, performance and notational analysis in sport. You will also undertake original research of your own on a topic that is relevant to you. Critical evaluation of academic knowledge and its practical application is a distinctive feature of this advanced programme.

  • Good practice in sports coaching is fundamental at all levels and ages for athlete development and success. This programme is intended for sports coaches, coach developers/educators and those working in closely related fields, to extend their scientific knowledge and understanding of the coaching process.
  • We value and encourage our students to be autonomous learners. We expect them to share their own experience with faculty and peers, as well as critically reflect on their own practice in order to enhance their existing knowledge and skills.
  • We aim to provide a learning environment that facilitates the comparison and contrast of theories and ideas from a range of relevant disciplines in order to integrate them into personal coaching practice.
  • In this programme we use a blend of the most innovative teaching and learning approaches and assessment strategies, such as seminars, laboratory-based experiential learning, web-based interactive learning, case-studies, group work, etc. These are informed by the world-class research carried out by our faculty in addition to the prestigious guest speakers.

 

Who Should Apply

MSc Coaching Science in Sport is intended for sports coaches, coach developers/educators and those working in closely related fields, to extend their scientific knowledge and understanding of the coaching process. This programme may be taken on a one-year full time or two-year part time basis and will normally be open to graduates who have completed and achieved a high standard in their primary degree.

For more information please click on this link MSc Coaching Science in Sport to view on the UCD Graduate Studies Website or contact the Programme Director, Dr Massimiliano Ditroilo.

Follow this link MSc Coaching Science in Sport to view the brochure.

 

Application Process

You can apply for the MSc Coaching Science in Sport at www.ucd.ie/apply.

The School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science approves all applications. Applications are reviewed by the Programme Director and approved at School level. All applications must be supported by official transcripts of the undergraduate degree. Applicants who have been approved by the School will be given either a firm or conditional offer online and will receive an email which details how to accept or decline the offer