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Setanta College is a distance learning college, with a focus on sports courses. It offers internationally accredited undergraduate qualifications, ranging from Higher Certificate to Master's degree. The college is primarily web-based, but also offers campus-based courses in conjunction with LIT Tipperary in Ireland [2] and University of South Wales in Wales. The college has been popular among top-level and professional sporting individuals.[citation needed]

Setanta College
TypePrivate
Established2007
Location
Thurles
,
Tipperary
,
Ireland
CampusDistance learning
AffiliationsHigher Education and Training Awards Council, Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI), Limerick Institute of Technology, National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), International Therapy Examination Council (ITEC)[1]
Websitehttp://www.setantacollege.com

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HistoryEdit

Setanta College was founded by Dr. Liam Hennessy BA, MSc, PhD,FRAMI,[3] a former international Pole Vault competitor and record holder.[4] Dr. Hennessy, an Exercise Physiologist and strength and conditioning coach who is also published in scientific journals[5][6] and has worked with some top athletes and sports teams, including leading European soccer club teams in Italy,[7] and Germany,[8][9] the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU),[9] the Irish Olympic Team,[10][11] Tipperary GAA,[10] and as Fitness coach to three time major golfer Pádraig Harrington.[12] Through his own work, Dr. Hennessy noticed a need for better qualified experts in the area of strength and conditioning, and for that reason, he designed a course that would concentrate on this area of expertise.

Other coursesEdit

Setanta College has designed and operates/ facilitates courses for the Irish National Teachers' Organisation and the International Rugby Board. For the INTO Setanta College offers a summer course filled with fun co-operative mini games for the 8–12-year-old "PE at the heart of an Integrated Curriculum".[13] The Setanta College facilitated IRB Strength & Conditioning Level 1 course, is offered worldwide to Rugby coaches and Trainers online.[14]

Education partnersEdit

AlumniEdit

Graduates include:

Notable current studentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ITEC Setanta College". www.itecworld.co.uk. Archived from the original on 28 June 2014.
  2. ^ a b http://www.lit.ie/Tipperary/News/New%20Sports%20Degree%20for%20Tipperary%20Institute%20%28LIT%20Tipperary%29.aspx
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 15 February 2012. Retrieved 1 March 2012.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ http://archives.tcm.ie/irishexaminer/2000/01/20/current/spage_7.htm[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Hennessey, L.; Watson, A. W. (1993). "Flexibility and posture assessment in relation to hamstring injury". British Journal of Sports Medicine. 27 (4): 243–6. doi:10.1136/bjsm.27.4.243. PMC 1332012. PMID 8130961.
  6. ^ Comyns, Thomas M.; Harrison, Andrew J.; Hennessy, Liam; Jensen, Randall L. (2007). "Identifying the optimal resistive load for complex training in male rugby players". Sports Biomechanics. 6 (1): 59–70. doi:10.1080/14763140601058540. hdl:10344/5639. PMID 17542178.
  7. ^ "Sign in". GitLab.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 12 November 2013. Retrieved 1 March 2012.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ a b http://m.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2000/0119/rugby3.html[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 12 October 2011. Retrieved 1 March 2012.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ http://www.coachingireland.com/node/201#liam Archived 10 January 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ "New adventure begins for Kelly - Independent.ie".
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 26 March 2014. Retrieved 25 September 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  14. ^ a b "World Rugby Strength & Conditioning". www.irbsandc.com. Archived from the original on 12 November 2013. Retrieved 13 February 2012.
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 January 2012. Retrieved 13 February 2012.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  16. ^ http://www.intolearning.ie/course/info.php?id=42[permanent dead link]
  17. ^ http://www.irishrugby.ie/downloads/Fitness_Guidelines_for_the_Off-Season_and_Pre-Season.pdf
  18. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 February 2012. Retrieved 13 February 2012.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  19. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 February 2012. Retrieved 28 January 2012.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  20. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 December 2013. Retrieved 17 December 2013.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  21. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 12 November 2013. Retrieved 21 February 2012.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  22. ^ http://archive.galwayindependent.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=25566&Itemid=90
  23. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 14 March 2012. Retrieved 13 February 2012.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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