- Full Time: 3 years
- Full Time: €3,290 per year
International Students: €9,250 International
This stimulating degree programme enables you to study the application of science to issues in sport and exercise science. The programme also allows you to gain the key skills needed to become an excellent practitioner within the sports, exercise and fitness industries.
Topics studied include anatomy, physiology, the principles of training, exercise prescription, sports nutrition and sports psychology. In the third year, you have the opportunity to specialise by choosing advanced modules on contemporary topics in the sport and exercise sciences. You are taught by members of staff who have extensive experience and expertise in sports science support. Members of staff within the Centre have worked with a range of people, from Beijing Olympic athletes to the elderly and frail.
- Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics -30 credits
- Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology -15 credits
- Introduction to Sport and Exercise Nutrition -15 credits
- Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology -15 credits
- Principles of Training for Sport and Exercise-45 credits
- Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology -30 credits
- Applied Sport and Exercise Nutrition -30 credits
- Exercise for Special Populations -15 credits
- Research Methods -15 credits
- Sport and Exercise Promotion -15 credits
- Sport and Exercise Psychology-15 credits
- Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology -30 credits
- Contemporary Issues in Sport and Exercise Nutrition -30 credits
- Exercise Prescription, Referral and Rehabilitation -30 credits
- High Performance Physiology -30 credits
Teaching involves practical laboratory and sports-based sessions, lectures, small group seminars and private study. You will have a number of lectures and practical sessions and a series of seminars each week – depending on the optional modules you select. You may also be required to spend time developing your practical skills and experience in placement or event situations.
After your studies
Graduates from this course may find employment as a sports scientist with the National Institutes of Sport working with elite athletes, or self-employment as a personal trainer. The degree can also lead to employment within the NHS, for example, working in physical activity, exercise referral or health promotion; in health and fitness clubs, sports development within local authorities or with national governing bodies; and in community leisure centres.