This course is the first of its kind in Ireland - a three year Hons Degree at L8 that combines sports-related modules with the development of sound business acumen. The programme is a fusion of business related disciplines with those of sport and physical activities.
Sport and physical activity is big business and this programme prepares you for a wide range of career opportunities ranging from sports development, health promotion, marketing, management to teaching, coaching and setting up your own business.
We will equip you with the knowledge and professional skills and competencies required to work within the sports/fitness/leisure environment.
The theoretical subjects will provide you with an understanding of the social and cultural factors which influence sport, while the business subjects will provide the necessary knowledge and skills in management, finance and computing to administer and manage in a commercial setting.
You will have the ability to create, implement and evaluate fitness programmes in a commercial/community setting. . You will be introduced to a range of disciplines relevant to a sports/physical activity/fitness settings including personal fitness/teaching and coaching/health promotion.
You will be able to inform the planning, implementation and evaluation of coaching programmes to a wide variety of population groups
You can also achieve these extra sports qualifications over the period your studies:
REPs Ireland is a Register of Exercise Professionals. REPs Ireland accepts exercise professionals onto the professional register when they achieve qualifications and awards that meet industry standards & have been independently Quality Assured. IT Sligo is registered as an approved provider reflecting the professional approach to our delivery.