Setanta College is an internationally renowned centre of excellence in all aspects of strength & conditioning and athletic development.

Founded in 2006, their passion is to help people realise their full potential through bespoke courses in which they deliver both the technical and interpersonal skills that enable people to shine in their careers.

With a range of QQI accredited courses, Setanta College offers students the opportunity to enrol in undergraduate degrees as well as short and professional programmes that specialise in the area of sport science.

Diploma in Personal Training and S&C

The Setanta College Diploma in Personal Training also comes with a certificate in Strength & Conditioning which will set you apart in the industry.

Along with REPS Ireland approved lectures on Personal Training you will cover three S&C specific modules covering a wide range of subjects which will result in a vastly superior skill set of how to screen and train individuals and teams.

Undergraduate Strength & Conditioning Courses

Gain a 9-month Certificate up to Degree level qualification in S&C. Setanta College graduates work throughout the world with top professional teams and athletes. Others support their local schools, clubs, special populations and local community by applying their knowledge to help improve coaching practice and general health and wellbeing.

Master of Science in Performance Coaching

Those with a primary degree in S&C, Sports Science, Sports Physiotherapy, Athletic Training or a similar field of study can now enrol onto the ground-breaking Setanta College Masters of Science in Performance Coaching. This programme will produce graduates capable of coaching, planning, managing and implementing the latest sports technology and methodologies in the upper echelons of sport.
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An Exciting New Partnership for Setanta College

Setanta College are delighted to launch their Master of Science in Performance Coaching programme with new education partner, the Irish American University. At a recent meeting at the IAU Irish campus – American College Dublin, Setanta College academic staff met with the IAU team to finalise details on the new partnership and sign the official agreement. Setanta College President Dr. Liam Hennessy and IAU President Dr. Joe Rooney put pen to paper on what is a truly innovative partnership. The Master of Science in Performance Coaching is awarded by Irish American University under its accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, one of the world’s leading accrediting bodies. Students of the programme will gain a credential that is in exceptionally high demand – not only within elite sports and human performance related activities, but indeed within the world of general exercise, fitness, wellness, and the performing arts. With the global demand for professionals in Performance Coaching increasing, Setanta College in conjunction with IAU will bridge the gap between educational, coaching, and application needs.

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Study and Train at a World Class Facility

Setanta College offer a range of Strength & Conditioning courses utilising a ‘Blended Learning’ education process. Interactive lectures are delivered online each week, which you study in your own time, and practical workshops then take place in The SportsLab, Thurles. These take place every 5-6 weeks on our Undergrad programmes, there are 6 practical workshops for our Diploma students, and two one-week workshop blocks for our Performance Science class.

Proud Partners of Setanta College

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Setanta College are partners with global Sports Organisations to provide bespoke education for their members. These partnerships give a wide range of sportspeople the opportunity to develop themselves as athletes in their chosen sport and enhance their coaching skills to provide guidance and counsel to fellow players and athletes.
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Setanta College Wellness Programme

Since 2015, Setanta College has been working with a range of Irish fire fighters to create a bespoke Wellness Programme. With Tipperary Fire and Rescue Service leading the programme, it’s the first of its kind in this country to be launched with the aim to support the health and wellness of firefighters. The programme consists of four key stages that include personalised fitness testing and exercise programmes and ongoing education to support fellow firefighters and community groups. This flexible wellness programme is also suitable for Irish Defence Forces, An Gardai Síochána and both small and large workplaces. For more information please contact Setanta College.
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Setanta College Supporting Their Students

In recent years Ireland has propelled to the forefront of a range of sports and coveted many sporting achievements. Setanta College are proud to support all our global and local sportspeople, doing fantastic things in sport inter-nationally, nationally and locally. With their newly launched Ambassador Programme, Setanta College are welcoming applications to join current ambassadors, Sanita Puspure, World Champion Rower, David Oliver Joyce, WBO European Champion, Patrick Lehane, World and European Bronze medallist MMA fighter and Leah Irish, European Powerifting Record Holder as they continue to inspire and lead the way for Irish sportspeople. For more information on how to apply for the Ambassador Programme please contact Setanta College directly.
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