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Our UCC Sport Performance programme provides athletes and teams access to a range of specific benefits including a funding bursary, access to support services – performance programme, coaching, physiology, sports science and academic support.

About UCC Sports Performance Programme

The purpose of UCC Sport’s performance programme is to support UCC teams and athletes in performing to their full potential. The programme is tailored for our sports scholarship students, our elite teams and athletes performing at top level sport in Ireland and internationally. 

We work with our clubs, coaches and specialist staff in the areas of sports science, conditioning, nutrition, sports medicine, sports physiology and sports analysis. We also work in partnership with national governing bodies, provincial sports organisations, and with Sport Ireland in the delivery of the new high performance strategy. We also provide annual sports scholarships to help students achieve their goals.

What the Performance Programme entails

Student athletes admitted to the UCC Sport Performance programme begin by completing a performance plan which provides an assessment of the student-athletes’ needs and requirements. A suite of support services will be available to student-athletes and allow them to fulfil their full sporting and academic potential. UCC Sport Performance Framework

  • Access to expert Strength & Conditioning training 
  • Sports psychology, finance and time management workshops 
  • Mental health support 
  • Ongoing academic support 
  • Goal setting, performance planning and career advice 
  • Physiological and fitness testing 
  • Cardiac screening 
  • Health and nutrition advice 
  • Financial bursary

How to apply

The UCC Performance Programme is available to all student athletes on a UCC Sports Scholarship or the UCC Quercus Sport Scholarship.

For more information on applying for a scholarship

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