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Pre-University Sports Science

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Pre-University Sports Science

Course Code: 

Course Level: 5

Award Title: QQI Level 5 Certificate in Laboratory Techniques

QQI Code: 5M3807

Duration: 1 Year

Pre-University Sports Science
Pre-University Sports Science


Entry Requirements
Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or LCVP or QQI Level 4 Award. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements.

Course Description
Sports Science is the application of scientific principles in order to understand and enhance sport performance and health and well-being. This course is ideally suited for students who are interested in progressing to a third level course in a sports science related discipline. Modules taught include the core science subjects - Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. The Mathematics module is accepted for entry to higher education courses. These modules form the basis of all first year third level science programmes. In addition, students study exercise and fitness and sports anatomy and physiology which will give students a firm foundation upon which to start their college career and a distinct advantage over students entering directly from school. The majority of our graduates progress to further study in higher education.

Course Content
Sports Anatomy and Physiology
Exercise and Fitness
Laboratory Skills
Word Processing
Work Experience

Career Opportunities
Graduates of this course who elect to continue with their studies will have the opportunity to develop careers in a range of sports science areas for example, sports performance analysts, lifestyle consultant, sports administrators, sports coach/instructor, sports development officer and exercise physiologist. According to a recent annual review conducted by the Federation of Irish Sport, sport in Ireland supports up to 40,000 jobs, representing approximately 2% of the total national workforce.

Progression Opportunities
Graduates of this course may progress to a QQI level 6 course in Sports Development with Personal Training available at Cavan Institute.
Graduates are also eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to year one of a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements).