Sports Science and Health / Eolaíocht Spórt agus Sláinte Sports Science

Course title: Bachelor of Science in Sports Science and Health

* 2021 CAO Points 484

Leaving Cert

Minimum Number of

Subjects

Higher

5

 

Minimum Grade in

Maths

Eng OR Irish

F2/O6/H7

O6/H7

 

Mature applicants (23+) are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/mature

Do you want to know how to apply scientific and medical principles to sports, exercise and the body’s ability to perform physically? This course covers a broad range of disciplines and can lead to many educational and career opportunities. It focuses on the medical aspects of physical activity, and the general concepts of physiology, medical science, nutrition, health, and related training.

Sports Science and Health is the scientific study of physiology and exercise science in relation to the ability of the human body to adapt to motion, movement, physical activity and health changes. This course covers a broad range of disciplines, focusing on the medical aspects of physical activity, and the general concepts of physiology, medical science, nutrition, health, and related training. 

You’ll gain a thorough understanding of the identification, treatment and prevention of injuries that happen during everyday life, illness, physical activity, athletic training, and sporting events. The modules cover injury prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management, and also how illness and disease affect health, well-being and physical performance. Graduates can find work in both clinical and academic settings, with career opportunities in fitness instruction, scientific research and health-related areas.

  • You can opt to do a vocational skills module on a portfolio basis by the end of Year 3. Five academic credits are awarded for this module.

Graduate Job Titles:

  • Fitness Centre/Leisure Centre Manager
  • Lifestyle Consultant
  • Sports Administrator
  • Sports Coach/Instructor
  • Sports Development Officer
  • Sports Therapist
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Physical/Occupational Physiologist
  • Medical/Scientific Researcher

Semester 1

  • Chemical Science
  • Critical Skills Development
  • Physical Activity and Health
  • Principles of Exercise Physiology
  • Practical Skills for Sport Science and Health 1

Semester 2

  • Principles of Human Anatomy
  • Fundamentals of Mathematical Science
  • Principles of Physics
  • Practical Skills for Sport Science and Health 2
  • Human Movement Science

Semester 3

  • Principles of Biomechanics
  • Principles of Sports Medicine
  • Applied Exercise Physiology
  • Principles of Sport and Exercise Biochemistry
  • Practical Skills for Sport Science and Health 3

Semester 4

  • Principles of Behavioural Science
  • Functional Biochemistry for Health and Exercise
  • Clinical Biomechanics
  • Motor Learning and Performance
  • Practical Skills for Sport Science and Health 4

Semester 5

  • Physical Activity and Metabolic Health
  • Business Development for Sport and Health
  • Human Nutrition
  • Muscle Physiology and Training
  • Practical Skills for Sport Science and Health 5

Semester 6

  • Applied Behavioural Science
  • Ergonomics of Training
  • Immunology for Health & Exercise
  • Practical Skills for Sport Science and Health 6
  • Epidemiology of Injury

Based on your performance, you may apply to L8, TU936, year 4,Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sports Science and Health.

TU Code

TU736

Level

Level 7

Award

Bachelor of Science

Duration

3 years

Number of Places

25

Location

Tallaght

Fees

EU Fees

Non-EU Fees

Contact Us

School of Science & Computing

Progression Options

Year 4
Students can progress, based upon performance to TU936 - Bachelor of Science in Sports Science & Health Level 8.