Module Overview

Sports Participation Development

The purpose of this module is to build a comprehensive understanding of sport participation policies and practices in Ireland and other countries. The course assesses current participation levels in Ireland and worldwide in various demographic groups and examines best practice for increasing these numbers. The module will provide a detailed exploration of the key issues in sports participation which are PE delivery, the health agenda and social inclusion.

Module Code

SMCO H4026

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Sports Structures in Ireland

Department of Sport, Irish Sports CouncilCapital Expenditure, Key Aims for Sports ParticipationLocal Sports Area Partnerships, Structure, FunctionsBudgets, Strategies &Programmes

Sports Participation and Health

International Trends and ObservationsParticipation in Sport and Physical ExerciseNon ParticipationPhysical Activity, Health and LifestylesRecommendations

School Children and Sport

Sport in Primary & Secondary Schools, Participation, Attitudes, Resources and InfluencesPrimary Schools in IrelandParticipation, Attitudes, Resources and InfluencesSport, Physical Activity and ObesityPolicy Implications

Sport and Social Disadvantage

International ComparisonDisadvantage and Playing SportWhy they Play Less?Disadvantage, Volunteering, Attendance and MembershipDisadvantage and Schools’ SportPolicy Implications

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Formal Examination70
Other Assessment(s)30