Health and Sport Sciences

The Department of Health and Sport Sciences is a vibrant and energetic department within the Faculty of Science. The Department has 380  undergraduate and post-graduate students across Certificates, Honours Degrees, and Masters and PhD programmes of study in the areas of Health Science, Sport Science, Sports Rehabilitation, and Strength and Conditioning. As a department we are committed to delivering the best learning experience to support our students in the pursuit of their goals.

With excellent laboratory facilities and strong links with industry and the community our students develop the skills, knowledge and experience to meet the demands of their future roles. Fantastic sporting facilities means that our sports students have the best environment for learning.  All of our programmes offer work placement opportunities, both internationally and at home, so that students can develop their skills and gain valuable experience in the real world.

In the Department of Health and Sport Sciences we are working on exciting research across a variety of areas. The pillars of Men’s Health, Performance Science and Rehabilitation Science form our healthCORE, with a focus on health, performance enhancement and injury prevention and treatment.

In addition to international work placements including USA, South Africa, Sweden and Belgium, we host international students giving a truly international feel to our department. As a department we are involved with National Science Week, SciFest, Operation Transformation, Eist Cancer Support Services, the National Men’s Health Forum, Carlow Local Sports Partnership, the National Suicide Prevention Strategy Group, Athletic Rehabilitation Therapy Ireland, the FAI, the GAA and the IRFU, and numerous community initiatives.





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