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LM089
Sport and Exercise Sciences

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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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The Bachelor of Science in Sport and Exercise Sciences is a four-year programme which includes an eight-month period of work experience (Cooperative Education) in relevant work placements during the third year.

Throughout the programme, you will study the science behind safe participation and effective performance in physical activity and sport.

Laboratory experience is an integral part of each of these core areas of study where you will test concepts and theories and acquire laboratory and research skills. In the rst two years, you will study and experience selected sports and modes of exercise and training.


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Careers open to you with a degree in SES include;

  • Sports Scientist
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Sports Coach/Instructor
  • Sport Psychologist
  • Health Promotion Offcer

The following are some of the areas that graduates have gone to:

  • Sport science advisors, performance
  • Analysts,strength & conditioning coaches,
  • Fitness coordinators,sport development of cers and sport administrators with organisations like the Sports Council, IRFU, GAA, FAI, Swim Ireland and Basketball Ireland
  • Health Promotion and Research Of cers with the Health Service Sports media/journalism including print and television
  • Consultants in sport performance, health and tness, nutrition
  • Biomedical science,biomedical engineering, ergonomics, medical physics
  • Lecturing and researching in the areas of sport, exercise science, health science and other related fields
  • Research and marketing with sport and exercise manufacturing industry, e.g. equipment, food, drink, clothing, footwear
  • Others are working very successfully outside sport. Employers recognise that having obtained a good degree in SES, graduates have skills and abilities that can be applied in other fields after undergoing appropriate training.



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