Sports Performance Analysis

Performance Analysis provides the coach and athlete with objective information that helps them understand performance, and improve the coaching process by providing statistical and video information on athlete performance. This process is underpinned by a systematic observation process resulting in valid, reliable and detailed information. What is this programme about? This innovative MSc (NFQ Level 9, 90 Credit) programme will prepare graduates for future opportunities in performance analysis by offering a blend of theory and practice, ensuring practical knowledge underpinned by a theoretical foundation. The programme aims to provides graduates with the necessary academic, practical and research-based skills to become an effective performance analysis practitioner and feed into and drive the sports performance analysis demand in Ireland and internationally. Special Features of the programme Learners work with a sports team or teams during the year/season. This provides the student with the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills gained in their programme of study, in live sports performance analysis contexts and to facilitate the student in developing the practical competencies, soft skills and communications skills necessary to function as an effective sports performance analyst. Students have worked with a range of sports teams at differing levels including: underage provincial rugby, senior and underage international basketball teams, senior club teams in Gaelic football, county senior hurling teams, club hockey teams and First Division soccer teams. The programme is delivered in a blended format with approximately one week in every four being delivered on campus whereas the other weeks are delivered remotely. The programme is delivered on a Thursday and Friday each week during the academic year. What subjects will I study? Semester One Data Analysis in Sport Research Methods Computerised Performance Analysis Contemporary Issues in Sports Performances Analysis Semester Two Sports Analytics and Insights Coaching Science Applied Performance Analysis Semester Three Dissertation (This will run throughout the year)