Setanta College

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Setanta College
Type Private
Established 2007
Campus Distance learning

Higher 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]

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.


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 is an Exercise Physiologist and Strength and conditioning coach who is also published in scientific journals[5][6] and has worked with some of the top athletes and sports teams in the world, including leading European soccer club teams in Italy,[7] and Germany,[8][9] the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU),[10] the Irish Olympic Team,[11][12] Tipperary GAA,[13] and as Fitness coach to three time major golfer Pádraig Harrington.[14] Through his own work, Dr. Hennessy noticed a need for better qualified experts in the area of Strength & Conditioning, and for that reason, he designed a course that would concentrate on this area of expertise.

Other Courses[edit]

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".[15] The Setanta College facilitated IRB Strength & Conditioning Level 1 course, is offered worldwide to Rugby coaches and Trainers online.[16]

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