Mick O’Dowd

[Class of 2016/2017; ​Former Meath Senior Gaelic Footballer and Manager] 

“Most coaches are curious and are continually seeking out new information that will improve their own performances in working with their athletes or players.  In this regard, the Certificate in Sport Psychology at IADT provides students with a very good understanding of the mental skills that can be applied to training, competing, injury recovery and their overall lifestyle.  It also gives coaches guidance on how best to deal with the challenges that face all teams and competitors throughout their season. Dr. Olivia Hurley is very passionate about her subject and clearly outlines the science and extensive research upon which the course material is based. The programme is quite interactive and provides its students with a great opportunity to network and share ideas with other coaches and athletes from a range of different sports”.