Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Sports Management & Coaching CW858

  • NFQ Level 8
  • CW858
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  • 4 Years
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What is the Course about?

The field of sports management and coaching is changing rapidly. Professional sporting bodies require management and coaching staff to have an excellent understanding of their chosen sport, as well as strong business skills.

On completion of the course, students will have a detailed understanding of:

  • Player development
  • Coach education
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Programme planning
  • Performance analysis
  • Sport finance
  • Sport media and marketing

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Special Features:

  • This is the only course of its kind in Ireland and is delivered in association with the GAA, FAI and Leinster Rugby.
  • Experienced coaches and coach educators from each of the sporting bodies deliver the player development and coach education modules of the course.
  • Competitive Institute of Technology Carlow team environment in GAA, Rugby and Soccer with recent achievements as follows: Men's Hurling Fitzgibbon Cup Runners-up 2020; Senior Hurling Division 1 League Champions 2018 (4-in-a-row); Men's Gaelic Football Sigerson Cup Runner-up 2020; Women’s Soccer Intervarsity Kelly Cup and Premier League winners 2018; Men’s soccer CFAI Futsal Finalists 2020 Winners (8th time to win this competition in 10 years); Men's Rugby IRFU Student IRFU Student Sport Ireland (SSI) Division 1 League in 2019, the Student Sport Ireland (SSI) Fresher U20 O’Boyle Cup and reached the final of the SSI/IRFU Brendan Johnston Cup (postponed due to Covid 19)
  • Premium sporting facilities including elite sports gym, general student gym, GAA and rugby pitches with full changing facilities and viewing stands.
  • A new Sports Campus is currently being developed, phase one of the development will include six new pitches and dressing room facilities etc.
  • Exit Awards: Higher Certificate (NFQ Level 6) and Bachelor of Arts (NFQ Level 7) Sport Coaching and Business Management (GAA, Soccer, Rugby) after Year 3.

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Graduates of this course may be eligble to progress to Masters level in the areas of Performance Analysis, Strength and Conditioning and Business or the MSc in Strength and Conditioning.

What exemptions will I receive?




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

Graduates will be qualified to work in a variety of sports-related careers including sports development officers, sports management, club development, club administration, sport coaching and fitness instruction.

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate:

  • 2H5 & 4O6/H7

Subjects required:

  • English or Irish O6/H7

Application Process

  • Once you apply to this course through the CAO you will be sent an information form from the Institute, which you will need to complete and return.
  • You will then be invited to attend a trial/skills followed by an interview.

Information forms are available to download from the following links:

Bachelor of Arts Sports Coaching & Business Management (GAA) CW807

Bachelor of Arts Sports Coaching & Business Management (Soccer) CW827

Bachelor of Arts Sports Coaching & Business Management (Rubgy) CW817

For Further Information Contact

Programme Director
Denis OBrien
BA (Hons), MBA, ACMA.