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Sports Management and Coaching / Bainistíocht agus Cóitseáil Spórt

Course Title: Bachelor of Arts in Sports Management and Coaching

2022 CAO Points: 290

Leaving Certificate Requirements:

Minimum Number of





Minimum Grade in


English OR Irish

O6/H7/F2 or higher


QQI/FET Requirements:

QQI/FET Award Required

Additional Requirements

Any full Level 5 or 6 award


Further details at www.tudublin.ie/qqi

Mature Applicants:

Applications from mature students (23+) are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/mature

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

Garda Vetting: Garda Vetting required through TU Dublin see www.tudublin.ie/gardavetting 

Athlete Support Programme: The Athlete Support Programme is for students who wish to compete and succeed at the highest sporting level while simultaneously pursuing an academic course at TU Dublin. Through the programme elite and high-performance athletes are given the opportunity of developing their sporting career by offering the highest standards in sport service provision and academic mentoring support. Applications closed on 01 May 2022. See TU Dublin Athlete Support Programme

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 course 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 course 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 course 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 www.heanet.ie/store

  • 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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Progression Options

Year 1
Bachelor of Arts in Sports Management and Coaching (Level 7)
Year 2
Bachelor of Arts in Sports Management and Coaching (Level 7)
Year 3
Bachelor of Arts in Sports Management and Coaching (Level 7)
Year 4
Progress to year 4 of Bachelor of Arts in (Honours) Sports Management and Coaching (Level 8)