Elite Sport at Institute of Technology Carlow focuses on 3 key areas:
- High Performance Athlete Entry Scheme
- Elite Athlete Support Programme
- NGB's, Coaching & Elite Sports Courses
High Performance Athlete Entry (HPE Scheme)
The Institute of Technology Carlow recognises achievement at the highest levels of sport. The HPE Scheme has been developed to enable high achievers who are committed to their sport to achieve their dual ambition of a high quality education and performance at the highest level within their field. Under the HPE scheme, IT Carlow offers up to 50 extra performance points for students who have achieved a minimum of 250 CAO points in their Leaving Certificate or FETAC Level 5 award and who meet the minimum course entry points.
Elite Athlete Support Programme
The Elite Athlete Support Programme at the Institute of Technology Carlow is designed specifically for students who wish to compete and succeed at the highest sporting level while studying. The programme supports high calibre athletes striving for sporting success, while providing the opportunity to reach their maximum potential both in their academic careers.
Now in its 22nd year the sports scholarship scheme offers a support package and/or bursaries to students of exceptional sporting ability. As well as the growth in the number of scholarships, we have recently restructured the sports scholarship programme, as we recognise Elite and Gold standard athletes.
NGB's, Coaching & Elite Sports Courses
Sports courses include, BA Sport and Exercise (GAA), (Soccer), (Rugby), Sports Management and Coaching, BSc (Hons) Sports Science, BSc (Hons) Strength and Conditioning, Higher Certificate in Physiology and Health Science, BSc (Hons) Sports Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy as well as post graduate MSc in Performance Analysis and MSc in Strength and Conditioning.
Experienced tutors from the 3 major governing bodies of Soccer, Rugby and GAA provide their expertise in Coaching and Player Development through the delivery of sports programmes, in association with the GAA, IRFU and the FAI.