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DN425
Health and Performance Science

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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If you have a particular interest in how sport and exercise science can be applied, and are curious about improving physical health, well-being and fitness throughout the humana life-span, this may be the degree for you.

Health and Performance Science focuses on the scientific principles underlying the promotion and enhancement of sport, physical health and exercise.  

There is a large emphasis on practical skill-based teachcing, involving students in active learning while developing critical competencies in analysis, evaluation and testing.


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Students have opportunities to study abroad for a semester.

Graduates are skilled in prescription and management of therapeutic exercise interventions in healthcare and sporting settings as well as being expert in the evaluation of human performance.

Graduates enter many employment areas including: Sport and exercise consultancy, Health promotion, Professional athlete or team support, Exercise physiology, Strength and conditioning, Education and research.



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