Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology masters student Nicole Fougerousse travelled to Waterford from Indiana and hasnt looked back since
Since moving to Ireland from America, I have learned two things: 1) Irish people are the friendliest, chattiest, and most helpful people I have ever come across, and 2) you need a PhD to understand the public transportation system.
Luckily everyone has good 'craic' at my failed attempts and then help me get from point A to point B. At least I have learned which bus I need to take to get from my apartment to WIT and back, so that’s progress.
Truthfully though, I have fallen in love with the culture, school, and program. I get asked all the time, “Why did you decide to study at WIT?” For one, I have always had an obsession with Ireland’s green rolling hills, magnificent coastline, and the historic castles. Plus, I am still in awe of the different Irish accents that drastically change from county to county.
I chose to study at WIT for the MSc in Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology program. As a coach, getting my masters in sport psychology has been a goal of mine for several years, and I really liked that the program would allow me the opportunity to apply the theories being taught. Knowledge is great, but you have to be able to transfer that knowledge into the performance setting, which this program definitely does.
Without a doubt, I made a life-changing decision coming to Ireland and being a student at WIT. The Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology program has been a great investment in my future and will prepare me to help athletes and people improve their performance.