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At a minimum get your Leaving Cert, that’s required anyway. But don’t sell yourself short aim for a third level college qualification, something like a science degree. It may not have obvious benefits now but the career is changing direction so fast it could stand to you big time.

Take your time in applying I joined the service when I was 25 yrs old and looking back I think around that age is the right time. When you consider some of the calls we attend and things we may need to deal with, joining at 17 or 18 after the Leaving Cert with little or no life experiences may turn you off because it is very demanding physically, mentally and emotionally.
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DC202
Sport Science and Health

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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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Sport and exercise scientists study, research, and advise on the scientific factors influencing sport and exercise. From this detailed knowledge they can give specialist advice on improving individual or team performance.

In Year 1 you study basics in chemistry, physics, anatomy, physiology, psychology and sociology. In addition, there are a range of practical classes in sport and physical activity.

In year Two the scientific subjects of year one are applied to the study of sport, exercise and health. The topics included illustrate the wide range of material covered in this exciting course, which range from Nutrition and Genetics to Psychology, Anatomy and Sociology.

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CASLT. 5M3807 Laboratory Techniques


Essential Module Requirements:
Distinctions in 5 modules including 4 from the following modules:
C20011 - Chemistry
or 5N2747 - Chemistry

C20006 - Biology
or 5N2746 - Biology

C20048 - Physics
or 5N1460 - Physics

C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics

C20033 - Laboratory Techniques
or 5N2751 - Laboratory Skills

and a pass in C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics

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In Third Year students complete a paid industrial placement (INTRA)

Grdauates enter careers in Coaching, Training, Health Promotion, Education. Sport and Leisure Administration and Exercise Rehabilitation.



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