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I would advise them to get themselves physically fit and to maintain it. I would also say that a sense of humour is very important and the ability to laugh at themselves. They should have self discipline and be prepared to accept imposed discipline. Punctuality is very important as is respect for others. If they had sporting interests that would be a help.
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CW178
Sport 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.

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Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
4 Years
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410

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The course is suited to students with an interest in the science of sport and who are keen to learn about the role that science plays in sport performance. It is designed to develop the knowledge, skills and analytical techniques in the sub-disciplines of sport and exercise sciences.

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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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Old Code New Code Award Title
CASLT  5M3807  Laboratory Techniques
DCHSN  5M4349  Nursing Studies
DCHSX  5M4468  Community Health Services
DSRXX  5M5146  Sports, Recreation and Exercise
CASFX  5M5267  Food Science
  6M5147  Sports, Recreation and Exercise
DSDCX    Sport Development

Essential Module Requirements:
Three Distinctions
Reserved places:
2

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In each of the conventional areas of sports science, the graduate will be able to apply their scientific and laboratory skills in the assessment of fitness and health, design and implement training programmes and review how training influences performance. Graduates will also be able to advise on exercise rehabilitation, strength training, nutrition for sports and pharmacological aspects of athletic performance.



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