BSc (with Honors) in Sports and Exercise

Key Points

  • Work permit while you study

  • Post Graduation Work Permit for 12 months

  • Start dates: September

  • Duration: 4 years
  • Level 8 qualification

  • Type: Full Time
  • Hours: Daytime
  • Tuition Fee: From 16,465 € / year

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This program will provide you with a deep 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 sports.

Program description

The Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science is a four-year program that includes an eight-month period of work experience (Cooperative Education) in relevant internships during the third year.

The first year of the course provides a transition and immersion in sports and exercise science. You will conduct extensive modules under the themes of “What makes an Olympic champion?”, “Why is exercise good for your health?” and “What are the determinants of human performance?” These topics are explored in each of the core disciplines within sport and exercise science, including physiology, anatomy, psychology, biomechanics, and the science of training, and provide a foundation for these and other disciplines, such as mathematics and physics, which allow for 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 will have the opportunity to improve personal performance and prepare for awards and coaching certification. In the second year an elective course is selected and you 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. The Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science is a four-year program that includes an eight-month period of work experience (Cooperative Education) in relevant internships during the third year.

The first year of the course provides a transition and immersion in sports and exercise science. You will conduct extensive modules under the themes of “What makes an Olympic champion?”, “Why is exercise good for your health?” and “What are the determinants of human performance?” These topics are explored in each of the core disciplines within sport and exercise science, including physiology, anatomy, psychology, biomechanics, and the science of training, and provide a foundation for these and other disciplines, such as mathematics and physics, which allow for 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 will have the opportunity to improve personal performance and prepare for awards and coaching certification. In the second year an elective course is selected and you 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.

Program structure

Semester 1

  • Science and Performance Coaching 1
  • Functional anatomy
  • Human physiological systems for sport and exercise science
  • Sports and exercise science: transition
  • Science Mathematics 1
  • Physics for general science 1

Semester 2

  • Exercise and fitness
  • Introduction to biomechanics for sport and exercise
  • Scientific perspectives on the psychology of sport and exercise
  • Sports and exercise science: immersion
  • Introduction to information technology
  • Introduction to biochemistry

Semester 3

  • Science and Performance Coaching 2
  • Quantitative biomechanical analysis
  • Physiology Muscle in motion
  • Science Mathematics 3

Optional:

  • Principles of law
  • Business Information Systems
  • Extension modules

Semester 4

  • Science and Performance Coaching 3
  • Sports injuries
  • Support systems for muscle contraction
  • Movement psychology: development from childhood to adolescence

Optional:

  • Sports and Law
  • Business Information Technology 1
  • Extension modules

Semester 5

  • Quantitative biomechanical analysis
  • Nutrition, exercise metabolism and sports performance
  • Perception and cognition in action
  • Fundamental concepts of human research and their application

Semester 6

  • Cooperative Education 1
  • Cooperative Education 2

Semester 7

  • Evaluation of human performance
  • Advanced biomechanical analysis
  • Exercise and health
  • Applied sport psychology
  • SES A project

Semester 8

  • SES B Project
  • New methods in biomechanics
  • Clinical applications of exercise
  • Exercise psychology

Admission requirements

  • Applicants will require a baccalaureate degree officially translated into English.
  • IELTS 6.0 or higher (or its internationally recognized equivalent).
  • TOEFL 580 (on paper) or 90 (on the internet).
  • UL has approved the use of the Duolingo English Test (DET) as a temporary measure for the 2021/2 admission (due at the closing of the exam centers). The minimum requirement will be a DET score of 110. An interview may be required in conjunction with this for certain programs.

Applicants must possess at the time of enrollment the established Certificate of Completion (or an approved equivalent) with a minimum of six subjects that must include: two H5 grades (higher level ) and four O6 (ordinary level) or four H7 (upper level) Level) grades. Subjects must include math, Irish or other language, and English.

Note: The F6 grade in Foundation Mathematics also meets the minimum entry requirements. Foundation Maths is not considered for scoring purposes.

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