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Bachelor of Science in Sport and Exercise Sciences

University of Limerick
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Limerick
English
September 2022

About this program

Bachelor of Science in Sport and Exercise Sciences

This program will give you an in- depth knowledge and understanding of the key elements of sport, exercise, health and physical activity from the perspective of the sciences. Throughout the program, you will study the science behind safe participation and effective performance in physical activity and sport.

Admission requirements

Minimum grades

Applicants are required to hold at the time of enrolment the established Leaving Certificate (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: Grade F6 in Foundation Mathematics also satisfies the minimum entry requirements. Foundation Maths is not reckonable for scoring purposes.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Coaching Science & Performance 1
  • Functional Anatomy
  • Human Physiological Systems for Sport & Exercise Science
  • Sport & Exercise Sciences: Transition
  • Science Maths 1
  • Physics for General Science 1

Semester 2

  • Exercise & Fitness
  • Introduction to Biomechanics for Sport & Exercise
  • Scientific Perspectives of Sport & Exercise Psychology
  • Sport & Exercise Sciences: Immersion
  • Introduction to Information Technology
  • Introductory Biochemistry

Year 2

Semester 3

  • Coaching Science & Performance 2
  • Quantitative Biomechanical Analysis
  • Physiology Muscle in Movement
  • Science Maths 3
  • Choose 1:
  • Principles of Law
  • Business Information Systems
  • Broadening Modules

Semester 4

  • Coaching Science & Performance 3
  • Sports Injuries
  • Support Systems to Muscle Contraction
  • Psychology of Movement: Development from Infancy to Adolescence
  • Choose 1:
  • Sport and Law
  • Business Information Technology 1
  • Broadening Modules

Year 3

Semester 5

  • Quantitative Biomechanical Analysis
  • Nutrition, Exercise Metabolism & Sports Performace
  • Perception & Cognition in Action
  • Fundamental Concepts of Human Research & their Application

Semester 6

  • Cooperative Education 1
  • Cooperative Education 2

Year 4

Semester 7

  • SES Project A

Semester 8

  • SES Project B

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition

Tution fee for 2021/2022:

  • EU Fee: 7,356&euro
  • Non EU Fee: 16,794&euro

Qualification

NFQ Level 8 major Award Honours Bachelor Degree

Continuing studies

  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (Graduate Entry)
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • MA in Business Management
  • MSc in Sports Performance
  • MSc in Human Nutrition and Dietetics
  • MSc in Occupational Therapy
  • MSc in Physiotherapy

Career paths

Graduates progressing directly into employment take up a wide variety of roles. The following provides a sample of initial roles listed on the Graduate Outcomes Survey by graduates approximately one year after graduation:

  • Applied Sports Scientist
  • Athlete
  • Coach
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Fitness Coach
  • Healthcare Assistant
  • Nutrition Consultant
  • Performance Analyst
  • Performance Biomechanist
  • Performance Consultant
  • Personal Trainer
  • Rehabilitation Assistant
  • Sport Trainer
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach

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University of Limerick

The University of Limerick (UL) is renowned for its graduate employability, dedication to the student experience, industry-relevant programmes, award-winning research, stunning campus and UL`s deep commitment to community engagement. With close to 16,000 students, including 3,000 international students, UL is...


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University of Limerick

University of Limerick
V94 T9PX Limerick
Ireland

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