Bachelor of Science (Honours) Common Entry (CEY) CW178

When you apply for Sport Science you must select ONE of the following options: CEY, SES,SCO

CEY - Common Entry
SES - Sport and Exercise Science
SCO - Strength and Conditioning

Applicants who select a specific degree option (i.e. CW178 SES or SCO) are guaranteed a place on that course subject to meeting the entry requirements and points. Applicants who are undecided on choices should choose CW178 CEY (Common Entry). All applicants may change their selection up to the end of Year 2 and must confirm their specialism at that point.

Application procedure

There is a new entry procedure for the Bachelor of Science (Honours) Sport Science degree. Students now have the option to choose either a common entry option at CAO stage and choose a specialist area after Year 2 or can choose a specialist area at CAO stage. 

Course Details

Places: 18
Duration: 4 YEARS
Exit Award: YES

What is this course about?

This course equips students with a broad skill-base ensuring graduates will have a wide range of career options. The first year of this course provides students with a foundation in sport science and subjects are common for all students. After Year 2, students separate in to their chosen specialist area:

  • Sport and Exercise Science
  • Strength and Conditioning

The course offers a blend of academic and practical skill development.

Course options

Common Entry (CEY)

By choosing CEY Common Entry applicants are applying for a place on the course but postponing the decision as to which science speciality to opt for until the end of Year 2. This allows students time to explore the future career choices open to graduates in the different specialism streams.

Expert guidance will be available from lecturing staff members in the Institute and ultimate choices can then be considered in light of academic performance across a range of science subject areas.

Sport and Exercise Science (SES)

This option equips graduates with a theoretical knowledge and practical skills and competencies demanded by the rapidly growing Sport Science Industry.

To link to the SES course detail click here »

Strength and Conditioning (SCO)

This option equips graduates with the necessary knowledge, skills and competencies Strength and Conditioning to enable them to make a contribution to this recognised growth industry.

To link to the SCO course detail click here »

What subjects will I study?

Year 1 - Mandatory Subjects

Anatomy 1
Physical Sciences
Exercise and Fitness Instruction 1
Cell Biology
Exercise Physiology
Introduction to Sport and Exercise
Research Methods 1

YEAR 2 - Mandatory Subjects

Nutrition, Biochemistry, Pharmacology and Dietetics
Health and Exercise Psychology
Strength and Conditioning (Resistance
Training and Olympics Lifts)
Motor Control/Biomechanics
Anatomy 2
Exercise Physiology
Research Methods 2
Exercise and Fitness Instruction 2

Special features of this course

  • Students gain hands-on practical experience working with Institute of Technology Carlow’s elite athletes and sports teams.
  • 14-week national or international work placement with sports organisations.
  • Premium facilities including a dedicated elite athlete performance gym, large general gym, fitness assessment suite and performance analysis laboratories.
  • Exit award: Higher Certificate in Sport Science or Physiology and Health Science (NFQ Level 6).
  • Engagement with community groups, local schools and institute events.

Programme Director

Paul Byrne
BA (Hons), MSc

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