(In partnership with the Irish Institute of Sport)
The Elite Athlete Support programme is an athlete led development programme whereby financial assistance and a network of support services are tailored to meet the individual needs of high performance sportspeople. The value and benefits of each ‘package of support’ is assessed on an individual basis and ranks support depending on the athlete’s achievements, potential to develop as an athlete and commitment to represent and promote the Dublin Institute of Technology. Over the years we have supported many student-athletes across a wide range of sports some 26 in total.. Some of Ireland’s top sporting figures who have participated on the programme or who are current participants include: Darran O’Sullivan (Kerry Senior Footballer), Kevin McManamon (Dublin Senior Footballer), Aidan O’Shea (Mayo Senior Footballer) and Lee Chin (Wexford Senior Hurler),
Applications are considered from prospective students who have applied for a course of study at Dublin Institute of Technology. To be considered eligible for a place on the Elite Athlete Support Programme applicants must fulfil the following criteria;
∗ Satisfy the normal entry requirements of the Institute and have been offered a place on a full-time undergraduate programme at the Institute. Applicants should apply for such programme through the CAO in the normal way.
∗ Commit to represent the Institute in their chosen sport.
∗ Be of an outstanding ability in their chosen sport and demonstrate an ability to compete at Interprovincial, National or International level (inter county level for GAA applicants)
Benefits of a place on the elite athlete support programme may include:
∗ Access to DIT High Performance Training Facilities
∗ Strength and Conditioning Coaching • Sports Nutrition
∗ Fitness Testing
∗ High Performance Education Talks and Workshops
∗ Sports Psychology Support
∗ Academic Mentoring Programme
The offer of a place on the Elite Athlete Support Programme does not include any special reductions in entry criteria or the offer of an academic place at DIT. Talented young sportspeople who wish to be considered for the Elite Athlete Entry Scheme will need to make a separate application.
To apply log onto http://www.ditsports.ie/apply
The closing date for receipt of applications for the 2017/18 Elite Athlete Support Programme is Friday 26th of May 2017.
The Elite Athlete Support Programme application process is now open. Please submit your application HERE