Bachelor of Science (Honours) Sport and Exercise Science (SES) CW178

  • NFQ Level 8
  • CW178
  • 18
  • New course
  • 4 Years
  • Overview
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  • Career Prospects
  • Entry Requirements
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What is the Course about?

Sport and Exercise Science is the application of scientific principles in order to understand and enhance sport performance and health and well-being.

This course incorporates the core areas of Physiology, Psychology and students undertake a 14-week placement in a variety of sport science areas nationally and internationally.

The work placement module is a great opportunity for students to experience a real hands-on working environment, where by they can employ and enhance their skill set.

Special Features:

  • 14-week placement in a national or international organisation. Work placement sites have included the Leinster and Connacht rugby teams, Stanford University, Reading Football Club, Swedish Winter Sports Research Centre.
  • Modern Physiology Laboratory and elite performance gym.
  • Dedicated performance analysis laboratory with the latest technologies.
  • Community engagement in activity programmes.
  • Institute of Technology Carlow Health Week.
  • On-going practical experience working with Institute of Technology Carlow sports teams.
  • Exit award: Higher Certificate in Physiology and Health Science (NFQ Level 6).

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Postgraduate or research (MSc/PhD) opportunities are available at Institute of Technology Carlow, Universities in Ireland, UK or around the world in areas including: physiotherapy, radiography, strength and conditioning, sport psychology, men’s health, nutrition, sport performance analysis, exercise and fitness in children.

What exemptions will I receive?




What will I be able to do when I finish the course?

Graduates will be able to apply scientific and laboratory skills to assess fitness and health, design and implement training programme(s) and assess how training influences performance. Graduates will also be able to advise on strength and reconditioning training, nutrition for sport and pharmacological aspects of athletic performance.

This course is suitable for anyone who is passionate about sport and science. For many people it is the perfect way to combine their love for a particular sporting activity with an education and career in a related field.

Possible careers include:

  • Sport and Exercise Physiologist
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Biomechanist
  • Performance Analyst
  • Sport and Exercise Psychologist
  • Sport and Fitness Coach
  • Sport Development Officer.

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate:

  • 2H5 & 4O6/H7

Subjects required:

  • English or Irish O6/H7
  • Mathematics O6/H7

For Further Information Contact

Programme Director/Work Placement Co-ordinator
Damien Sheehan, BSc (Hons),PG, Dip