Bachelor of Science in Sports Science and Health
Type of Qualification:
Ordinary Bachelor Degree
Field of Study
Combined Life Science
Type of Study:
Application Closing Date:
About the Course
For most related professions, earning a Bachelor of Science degree is the starting point for working in this healthcare field.
TA 316 - The level 7 BSc (Ord) Degree in ‘Sports Science and Health’ involves applying scientific and medical principles to sports, exercise, and the ability of the body to perform physically. The course covers a broad range of disciplines and can lead to many different educational and career opportunities
'Sports Science and Health’ is the scientific study of physiology and exercise science in relation to the ability of the human body to adapt to motion, movement, physical activity and health changes. Students who study 'Sports Science and Health' will find work in both clinical and academic settings. Alternatively, obtaining a degree in 'Sports Science and Health' can also lead to career opportunities in fitness instruction, scientific research, and health-related areas.
This degree course focuses on the medical aspects of physical activity. Professionals in 'Sports Science and Health' will obtain a full and thorough understanding of the identification, treatment and prevention of injuries that happen during everyday life, illness, physical activity, athletic training, and sporting events. Courses will involve the study of injury prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management, and also understanding how illness and disease impact health, well-being and physical performance.
For most related professions, earning a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in 'Sports Science and Health' may be the starting point for working in the Sports and Healthcare fields. The BSc (Ord) in 'Sports Science and Health' will emphasize the general concepts of physiology, medical science, nutrition, health, and related training.
CAO Code TA 316
Bachelor Degree of Science –
Sports Science and Health
Length of course: 3 years
Recognised in Europe
Mature students welcome
Mature applicants (23 years of age) may not be required to meet the minimum entry requirements but may be considered on their merits.
Research opportunities at Post Graduate level
Honours Bachelor Degree recognised for Second Level teaching of Chemistry in Ireland
What do I Need?
Entry Requirements for Bachelor Degree of Science – Sports Science and Health
Grade D3 or higher in 5 subjects at Ordinary Level English or Irish at Grade D3 or higher. Ordinary Level Maths at Grade D3 or higher.
No Leaving Cert Science subject is required for this course
Recent minimum CAO points: 375
Recent points range for applicants choosing this course: 420 - 375
A number of programmes offered by Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), especially in the areas of medicine, health, social work and education, require students to undertake placements that will bring them into contact with children or vulnerable adults and in which they will assume positions of trust. To ensure the protection of the public, and justify public trust and confidence, the HEIs are committed to ensuring that only suitable candidates are allowed to undertake these programmes.
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The career options available include:
It is possible to enter a career in the sport and leisure industry in the public or private sector directly from this degree course. Potential Employment/Business Opportunities include;
Fitness Centre/Leisure Centre Manager - employed mainly in commercial public and private sector health clubs and gymnasia to manage the provision of physical fitness and lifestyle programmes.
Lifestyle Consultant - employed mainly in the private sector to provide physical fitness instruction and prescription of exercise/fitness programmes for individuals.
Sports Administrator - works within a governing body or the Sports Council incorporating a significant emphasis administrative and financial aspects.
Sports Coach/Instructor - This work can also form part of the work of a sports development officer or a recreation assistant in a sports centre.
Sports Development Officer - promotes various sports within the community, usually amongst particular target groups, or develops one sport on behalf of a local authority, governing body or professional association.
Sports Therapist - mainly concerned with the prevention and treatment of injury in sport and with improving and maintaining physical performance .
Exercise Physiologist - studies the acute and chronic physiological responses and adaptations resulting from physical activity. Exercise physiologists work and study in commercial, clinical and workplace settings to increase health, fitness and quality of life in the general population.
Physical / Occupational Physiologist - work with many different professionals to improve the performance of workers by enhancing their health and occupational abilities, preventing or rehabilitating workplace injuries and assisting in recovery from injuries or disease of the muscles, joints, nerves or bones.
Medical / Scientific Researcher - conducts studies from either a basic or applied science perspective such as ways to increase athletic performance or how to improve health and reduce disease.
How To Apply
John Behan (Head of Department) + 353 1 4042403 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Department phone extensions: + 353 1 404 2436 / 2400 / 2406 - Fax: + 353 1 4042404
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Laboratory Techniques (CASLT) (with a pass in Level 5 Maths), Food (CASFX)(with a pass in Level 5 Maths and either Biology or physics as elective modules)
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Semester 1Fund of Mathematical Science
Semester 2Recreational Materials Science
Comp and Commun Skills
Semester 3Applied Fitness and Training
Semester 4Comp Alt Medic and Therapies
Semester 5Sprts and Exercise Coaching II
Semester 6Ex for Hlth n Fit Pgm Dgn Ana
Prc Skll Spt Sc and Hlth VI