Sports Management and Coaching / Bainistíocht agus Cóitseáil Spórt

2020 CAO Points: 270

Leaving Cert
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English OR Irish

O6/H7/F2 or higher



Applications from QQI Level 5 and 6 are welcome. Further details at

Mature applicants (23+) are welcome. Further details at

Additional Requirements/Information: The course requires considerable physical capability due to high activity content.

Garda Vetting: Garda Vetting required through TU Dublin see 

Sporting Prowess Programme: TU Dublin Blanchardstown provides an opportunity to applicants who display outstanding sporting prowess to participate on the Bachelor of Arts in Sports Management and Coaching TU735 (Level 7) and Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sports Management and Coaching TU935 (Level 8). The Sporting Prowess Programme will award up to 50 points to successful applicants, which will be added to their Leaving Certificate or FETAC points. Students must apply to the CAO in the usual manner and then make a separate application for the TU Dublin Blanchardstown Sporting Prowess Programme the application form linked below. Applicants must supply evidence of participation at highest relevant representative level and sporting references as requested on the application form. Applicants who are awarded an additional 50 points under this programme must achieve the minimum entry requirements and points requirement for the Sports Management and Coaching courses in year of entry. Offers of places to successful applicants will be made by the CAO in the normal way.

Note: By submitting an application you are giving TU Dublin permission to process the information supplied. Your information will only be used for the purpose of applying for the Sporting Prowess Programme and your information will only be kept on record until such time as the application process is complete. You can request a copy of any of your information we have on record at any time by contacting TU Dublin.

Are you a sports enthusiast interested in developing a career in the fitness industry in a coaching or business role, or a business enthusiast who’s passionate about the world of sport business and coaching? If you're fit and active with good people skills and an interest in sport and business, this is the course for you. You’ll learn all the skills of sports management and coaching techniques, combined with the fundamentals of business and enterprise. This comprehensive programme covers all aspects of sport and sport science plus finance, marketing, management, IT and event management. This enables graduates to work effectively in sports management and coaching environments. We have a fourth-generation artificial playing surface, a fully equipped gym, large sports hall, a video performance analysis laboratory and a high-performance training coaching space.

Professional Accreditation: This programme is accredited on the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS) Ireland as a REPS-accredited course. It will provide you with a Personal Trainer accreditation that is highly regarded throughout the fitness industry.

Further Study: On successful completion students may advance to year four of the following Level 8 programme Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sports Management and Coaching.

Note: Sports Management and Coaching students provide coaching and fitness support as personal trainers to the staff and sports scholarship athletes of the university, as well as coaching support to the primary school in the local area.

IT Requirements:

While the medium spec PC/Laptop will suffice, long term a high spec would be a better investment (Medium spec i.e. able to run Win 10, an AV solution and Office comfortably. Be able to use Wi-fi and camera to attend online classes, use other software such as SPSS, Adobe Connect; e.g. Latitude 5510; Latitude 5410; High spec i.e. able to run Win 10, an AV solution and Office comfortably. Be able to use Wi-fi and camera to attend online classes, use other hardware intensive software such as Adobe Cloud Premium suite, Visual Studio, AutoCAD, ProEng, so needs high RAM, larger SSD, Graphics acceleration, etc.)

Please search for the TU Dublin offer on the HEA website

  • Professional Coaches
  • Personal Trainers
  • Strength and Conditioning Coaches
  • Health and Wellbeing Coaches
  • Performance Analysts with many sports (individual and team)
  • Fitness Instructors
  • Leisure Managers
  • Working in physical activity areas in administrative roles
  • Working in physical activity as a Sport Development Officer in Local Sports Partnerships
  • Event Management Planning and Development
  • Coaching and Development Officers in national governing bodies (many sports, both able-bodied and disability)


Semester 1:

  • Coaching Theory and Practice 1
  • Long Term Athlete Development 1
  • Anatomy and Physiology 1
  • Contemporary Sports Management 1
  • Accounting for Non-Accountants
  • Skills for Success in Higher Education


Semester 2:

  • Coaching Children & Youths
  • Long Term Athlete Development 2
  • Anatomy and Physiology 2
  • Contemporary Sports Management 2
  • Introduction to Sports & Exercise Psychology
  • Business Information Systems


Semester 1:

  • Coaching and Performance Psychology 1
  • Speed and Agility
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Sports Marketing 1
  • Regulatory Environment
  • Electronic Commerce

Semester 2:

  • Coaching and Performance Psychology 2
  • Programme Development and Exercise Progression
  • Human Performance
  • Sports Marketing 2
  • Cost Benefit Analysis & Decision Making
  • Information Management

Semester 1:

  • Introduction to Adapted Physical Activity
  • Plyometrics and Olympic Lifts 1
  • Nutrition
  • Sports Club Operations Management
  • Professional Skills and Life Coaching
  • Selling and Sales Management

Semester 2:

  • Personal Training 1
  • Periodisation and Olympic Lifts 2
  • Performance Analysis
  • Human Resource Management
  • Financial Management
  • Enterprise Development

I’ve always had a keen interest in sport and I had heard from people already doing the course how good it is and the many career opportunities that it can provide. The lecturers are very passionate and the sports facilities are excellent. The modules are very broad and can lead you into a lot of different careers in either sports, business or both.

- Aimee Clarke, Sports Management & Coaching



TU Code



Level 7


Bachelor of Arts


3 years

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