MSc Sports Performance Wins GradIreland Higher Education Award 2020

The Annual Gradireland Higher Education Awards & Symposium took place on Friday 22 November 2019, in the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dublin. These awards, now in their ninth year, are the blue riband event for higher education professionals, postgraduate admissions officers and course providers across the island of Ireland.  The MSc Sports Performance was shortlisted alongside 9 other MSc/PgD programmes from other 3rd level institutions in Ireland. The shortlisted programmes were scrutinised by an expert panel of judges across the following areas:

  • Career development
  • Reputation
  • Innovation
  • Research record
  • Resources
  • Links with relevant industries and recruiters
  • Transferable skills
  • Positive feedback

The Physical Education and Sport Sciences department is delighted to announce that the MSc Sports Performance Programme won Postgraduate Course of the Year in the Health Sciences category.  The Judge’s comments included that:

“This course bridges the gap between researchers and practitioners, excellent submission and well supported”

The MSc in Sports Performance is a full-time one-year or part-time two-year  programme and prepares successful graduates for a career in sports performance analysis specialising in strength & conditioning, video analysis and nutrition. The theoretical, laboratory and applied aspects of the programme are delivered in an outstanding teaching and learning environment whilst also utilising the most-up-to-date technologies available in the field.

The PESS department would like to congratulate the other MSc programmes that were shortlisted for the award, especially the Master of Science in Physiotherapy (Professional Qualification) University of Limerick, School of Allied Health.

Feature image: Dr. Mark Lyons, Dr. DJ Collins (Physical Education and Sport Sciences Department), Tristane Silva (Grad Ireland), Paul Beason (Global Talent Acquisition, MSD Ireland).
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