Module Overview

Introduction to Sports Studies

The module aims to introduce students to a broad range of topics that underpin the socio-cultural based study of sport. In particular, students will be introduced to, and encouraged to reflect on, the nature of the historical, philosophical, sociological, and future trends in sports. Students will also be given the opportunity to explore a range of different sports topics through practical application in workshops and tutorials. This will allow students to understand and appreciate the impact of sports from a health, cultural and social perspective. Finally, students will develop a range of academic skills and professional attributes relevant to sport studies, including inquiry skills, critical thinking skills and writing skills.

Module Code

SPRT H1000

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change


The content of the module is updated and revised each year but students can expect to cover topics such as:- Introduction to a variety of sport specific topics relevant to the evolution of sport.- Understanding of basic principles of sport and it's practical implications.- Understanding of basic sport terminology. - Current research and sport trends. - Critical thinking and inquiry skills.- An evidence based approach. - Reflective practise and peer discussion. - Writing skills.

Sport Tutorials

Team Sports, Individual Sports, Games for Kids, Touch rugby, Blind soccer, GAA, Soccer, Rock Climbing, Athletics, Yoga, Pilates, Handball, Obstacle courses, Fitness and Public Health, Disability sports, Basketball

Methods used to achieve the module learning outcomes will include lectures, tutorials, interpretation of data, case studies, problem-solving exercises, video presentations, self-directed learning and computer-based learning

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)100