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The BSc (Hons) in Sports Science & Physical Education awarded by London Metropolitan University (LMU) is one of the first such degrees in the UK. In Ireland the demand for skilled, highly trained graduates in this specialised area is at an all time high. Knowledge and understanding of Sports Science and Physical Education is developed through an integrated programme of lectures, tutorials, practicals and laboratory based sessions, and through the guided use of student centered learning activities such as problem solving exercises, case studies, directed reading and e-learning. The 1st year provides a solid foundation of knowledge and understanding in all disciplines of sports science including psychology, human physiology and anatomy with the addition of specific PE workshops and practicals. The focus of Year 2 is the application of knowledge and in particular the science behind effective teaching and learning in sport. The final Year 3 emphasis is placed on advanced and applied aspects of sports performance and physical education.

Course Structure

This is a full time course delivered over 3 years - the weekly delivery schedule is a macimum of 3 days per week to reduce the amount of time regional students need to stay in Dublin

Transfer options

Once students have completed year 1, there is the option to transfer to complete year 2 & 3 of BSc (Hons) in Sports Therapy.

Entry Requirements

Entry to this course is by direct application with an offer of acceptance on the programme issued following an interview.

Non EU Students

To book an interview for this course, please use the book now button below. For Non EU student course fees, see here.

Qualifications Gained

BSc (Hons) in Sports Science and Physical Education awarded by London Metropolitan University (LMU)

Progression Routes

A path of progression for graduates of this programme is confirmed with Worcester University to complete a PGCE in Physical Education and qualify as a secondary school teacher. Worcester University was shortlisted as University of the Year in the UK for 2016. Graduates must achieve a minimum of a 2.1 Honours degree and complete 10 days teaching experience in 2 different schools. The programme management team in Portobello Institute will support students to obtain this work placement. For further details on the application process please click here 

Autumn 2018 Entry

We are accepting applications from students seeking to apply and secure their place early for 2018. An interview day will be held on Saturday 25th November 2017 for early applicants. Places offered to successful candidates will be available until 15th December 2017.

Sports Playing Opportunities

All male and female students of Portobello Institute have the opportunity to try out for the "Fresher" and "Senior" teams of IT Tallaght. Sports include Rugby, GAA football and hurling, basketball, hockey, boxing. For further information on these opportunities, email emma.mcloughlin@portobelloinstitute.ie

Course Content Modules

Year 1 (Level 6)

Essential Principles in Sports Science

Sports Anatomy & Physiology

Practical Sports Experience

Science, Research & Application

Year 2 (Level 7)

Sports Physiology

Psychological Factors in Sport

Principles of Effective Coaching and Teaching

Sports Science Research Methods

Bio-mechanics of Human Movement (optional)

 Year 3 (Level 8)

Curriculum Development in Physical Education

Advanced Coaching Theory & Practice

Sports Science and Therapy & Dissertation

Sports Psychology and the Elite Athlete

Applied Principles of Sports Physiology (optional)

Biomedical Implications of Exercise

Learning Outcomes

1. Knowledge and understanding:

- Have a thorough and systematic knowledge of the various scientific topics studied
 -Have a high level of understanding of current research evidence on which knowledge of the principle areas of sports science and physical education are founded
- Apply scientific and pedagogical knowledge in practical settings
- Execute and critically evaluate research relevant to the areas of sports science and physical education
- Facilitate the enhancement of performance through teaching or coaching

2. Cognitive intellectual skills:

- Understand and develop clear and logical arguments in support or criticism of scientific assertions and theories, incorporating literature-base evidence
- Make informed judgements when exploring research questions
- Show fluency with appropriate quantitative and numerical skills, involving relevant mathematical and statistical methods
- Demonstrate academic, pedagogical and scientific literacy at graduate level

3. Transferable skills including those of employability and professional practice:

- Communicate, both orally and in writing, in a concise, clear and scholarly manner
- Demonstrate a range of transferable skills including active involvement in learning, exercise of initiative and judgement, use of appropriate resources and technology   
- Appreciate the skills necessary to secure and retain employment, including communication, consideration for others, creativity, dedication and self-discipline
- Understand ethical and other professional issues involved in practice as a sports or exercise scientist, coach and teacher


4. Subject-specific practical skills:

- Demonstrate an understanding of practical skills relating to work as a sports scientists and teacher of physical education
- Critically evaluate the principles and limitations of scientific measurement
- Propose appropriate methodologies for a variety of measurements in sports and exercise science
- Facilitate the enhancement of sporting performance through effective teaching

Course Aims

The course is designed for those students considering entering the teaching profession. Students study a range of modules considering learning and teaching alongside the main sports science disciplines. Modules such as Practical Delivery in Sport & Physical Education, Inclusive Education and Contemporary Issue in PE provide the foundations for the Physical Education component.  The course furthermore aims to develop students' ability to work independently, in proposing and developing solutions to problems in a systematic and effective manner, and in communicating confidently and clearly both in writing and verbally.

 

Booking

Name: BSc (Hons) in Sports Science & Physical Education

Cost: 5450 per year Euro

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Course CodePrice and LocationInfo
FSSDJAN16
5450 per year
Portobello Institute/Croke Park
  • 02/10/18 -19/05/19
  • 9.30-4.30pm
  • For Non EU Student course fees, please see link above.  

Additional Course Costs

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  • Exam Registration Fees: 195 sterling per year