Sports Conditioning & Exercise Performance

Course Aim

Strength and Conditioning has become a key consideration for all sports in the last decade. This course aims to prepare participants for work in sports conditioning and exercise performance roles. The learner will be introduced to the principle of planning strength and conditioning sessions for athletes in a variety of different sports and exercise settings.

Course Modules

  • Sport & Recreation Studies
  • Exercise & Fitness
  • Work Experience
  • Communications
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Sports Anatomy & Physiology
  • Leisure Facility Administration
  • Sports Injury Prevention
  • Word Processing


  • Planning and Instructing Strength & Conditioning Session

Performance Workshops

  • Functional Screening
  • Fitness Testing
  • Speed/Endurance Development



5M5146 QQI Level 5 Sports Conditioning & Exercise Performance

Additional Certification

ITEC level 2 Award in Instructing Strength & Conditioning Sessions


Entry Requirements

All our Level 5 PLC courses are open to school leavers (Leaving Cert/ Leaving Cert Applied Students/A Levels/GCSE or equivalent), QQI Level 4 graduates and mature applicants. A QQI Level 5 award is a prerequisite to access a Level 6 programme.


Progression To Degrees

IT Carlow | Strength & Conditioning | Level 8

LIT – Thurles | Strength & Conditioning | Level 7 & Level 8

AIT | Sports Science with Exercise Physiology | Level 8

GMIT | Sports & Exercise Science | Level 8

DkIT | Health and Physical Activity | Level 8

DkIT | Sports, Exercise and Enterprise | Level 7


Career Opportunities

Graduates progress to employment in various areas including:

Strength & Conditioning Coach | Fitness Instructor | Fitness & Conditioning Coach for Sports Teams | Leisure Attendant | Intern with Exercise Professionals | Fitness Assessor | Private Practice | Performance Analyst


In a recent survey of worldwide fitness trends, the American College of Sports Medicine found that demand for strength-training experts was one of the top five most promising employment trends over the past few years.
Additionally, functional fitness and strength training has consistently scored as a leading fitness movement in a worldwide survey of fitness trends over the last 5 years.
Why not develop a career in a space that is becoming more and more popular nationally and internationally?


Student Services Costs: €200

Government Levy (PPC): €200

The following categories of participant are exempt from paying the Government Levy (PPC):

  • Full medical Card holders in their own right and their dependent children
  • Those who are eligible under the student grant scheme
  • Those in receipt of the Back to Education Allowance (BTEA)


QQI Certification Charge:

  • QQI Level 5 €50
  • QQI Level 6 €80


Fees charged by professional bodies - These will be outlined under Additional fees for applicable courses.

Additional costs which may include: Books, uniforms, equipment and trips.



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