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This programme will provide you with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the key elements of sport, exercise, health and physical activity from a science perspective. Throughout the program, you will study the science behind safe participation and effective performance in physical activity and sport.
The Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science is a four-year programme that includes an eight-month period of work experience (Co-operative Education) in relevant placements during the third year.
The first year of the course provides a transition and immersion into sport and exercise science. You will undertake broad modules under the themes of “What makes an Olympic champion?”, “Why exercise is good for health?” and “What are the determinants of human performance?”. These themes are explored in each of the core disciplines within sport and exercise science, including physiology, anatomy, psychology, biomechanics and training science, and provide a foundation for these and other disciplines, such as mathematics and physics, which enable a deeper understanding in years 2, 3 and 4.
Laboratory experience is an integral part of each of these core areas of study where you will test concepts and theories and acquire laboratory and research skills. In the first two years, you will study and experience selected sports and modes of exercise and training.
Here, you’ll have the opportunity to improve personal performance and prepare for coaching awards and certification. In second year you select an elective and will take two modules in Law or Computer Science. In your final year you will undertake a project on a topic related to an aspect of sport and exercise science.
Applicants must possess at the time of enrolment the prescribed Certificate of Completion (or an approved equivalent) with a minimum of six subjects which must include: two H5 (Higher Level) grades and four O6 (Ordinary Level) grades or four H7 (Higher Level) grades. Subjects must include Mathematics, Irish or another language and English.
Note: The F6 grade in Foundation Mathematics also satisfies the minimum entry requirements. Foundation Maths is not considered for marking purposes.
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