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Duration

Duration
3 Years

Qualification

Qualification
Degree Level 8

Qualification

Awarding Body
LMU

Start Date

Start Date
March 2019

BSc (Hons) Sports Performance Analysis - Blended Learning

Sports technology is a rapidly growing market with many of the top international sports technology companies having their headquarters in Ireland (Stats Sport, Kitman Labs, Orreco, STAT, Performa Sport). Currently, academic institutes develop sports graduates with skills to use lab-based technology and analyse data in academic settings to meet academic and publication demands. In contrast, professional sports teams employ skilled data scientists, sports scientists and GPS technicians to manage the data they gather and analyse to manage the development of their athletes. Knowledge and experience working with technology and proficiency in practical sports data analysis for information coach selection, injury risk identification and training programme effectiveness is an essential requirement for sports science graduates hoping to gain employment within professional sports or governing body settings. 

Portobello Institute's BSc Hons in Performance Analysis is the only honours degree of it's type available. This degree is available to study full-time or as a blended learning option with supported seminars held over the weekend. This blended learning option gives mature students and those working full-time, the opportunity to access this degree qualification that can lead to a career as a sports scientist in the area of performance analysis. This programme is delivered over 3 acdemic years each 6 months in duration. There are between 4 and 5 modules per academic year. Each module commences with a tutorial designed to support students progress through the module with a revision seminar held at the end of the academic year. A tutor is assigned to each student, for each module, with allocated one to one support time available. There is also a full-time programme manager available to offer students support during their learning journey.

Practical Skills Development - Interniship Programme

The principal aim of this course is to educate students, from a wide variety of backgrounds, to their full potential at graduate level. The development of potential is viewed as comprising both subject-specific knowledge, as well as a range of transferable practical skills.

The course is designed for those students considering entering employment in sports technology or professional performance sports science and therefore graduates need to be able to apply their knowledge in a sports setting immediately. Portobello Institute has built excellent links with sports technology companies and performance sport domains to allow all students experience a practical-based placement as part of their course.Those who have availablity, have the opportunity to participate further on the internship programme with sports technology companies and professional sports governing bodies.

BSc (Hons) in Sports Performance Analysis

This degree is awarded at level 8

Entry is direct application to Portobello Institute

The entry routes are as follows:

With a Leaving Certificate;

Minimum of grade C or O6 in ordinary level Biology, English and Maths with a pass in 3 other subjects. Students applying without LC Biology may complete QQI level 5 in Anatomy & Physiology as a distance learning course to compensate.

or

Without the required Leaving Certificate, students should meet one of the following criteria;

QQI level 5 major award containing a biology subject

ITEC level 2 award containing anatomy & physiology

An undergraduate degree in another subject

QQI Level 5 Anatomy & Physiology - available through Portobello Institute

Mature entry at 21 years without meeting the above criteria

Equivalent qualifications with biology/anatomy & physiology module

 

Application Process

Step 1 - Complete the online booking form.

Step 2 - Applicants will be contacted for confirmation of the entry criteria

Step 3  - Confirmation of a place will be given to applicants immediately meeting the criteria.

or

Applicants who do not meet the criteria, maybe required to attend an interview with an offer of a place on the programme issued following assessment of suitability. Applicants confirm acceptance of offer by returning acceptance form.

Please note places on this course are only confirmed once tuition fees have been received.

Students will be registered as an undergraduate degree student  with London  Metropolitan University.

This is a blended learning course delivered over 3 academic years with supported seminars held over a weekend.

Year 1 - 09/03/19 - 07/09/19

Year 2 - 19/10/19 - 18/04/20

Year 3 - 13/06/20 - 12/12/20

Each module commences with a supported seminar the purpose of which is to intoduce the module tutor, set out the learning outcomes, content, the assessment strategy and expectations for skills/knowledge development. To complete this course, students must have a basic knowledge of using a computer and searching the internet for research purposes.

 

 

Year 1 (Level 6)

Human Anatomy & Biomechanics - 30 credits

Human Physiology & Training Principles - 30 credits

Foundations of Sports Psychology & Coaching - 30 credits

Sports Science Research Methods - 30 credits

Year 2  (Level 7)

Analysis for Team & Individual Sports - 15 credits

Applied Principles of Strength & Conditioning - 15 credits

Biomechanics and Control of Human Movement - 15 credits

Sports & Exercise Physiology - 30 credits

Sports Science Research Methods - 30 credits

 

Year 3  (Level 8)

Advanced Analysis for Sports Performance - 30 credits

Sports Psychology & the Elite Athlete - 30 credits

Advanced biomechanics - 15 credits

Sports Performance Analysis Dissertation - 30 credits

Work Placement

 

Learning Outcomes

On completing the course the student will be able to:

Demonstrate an understanding of practical skills relating to work as sports performance analyst.

Critically evaluate the principles and limitations of measurement and assessment strategies in sport, exercise and physical education

Propose appropriate methodologies for a variety of measurements in sport and exercise science and performance.

Facilitate the enhancement of sport performance through effective analysis

 

Course price €3,695 per academic year

Exam fee £220 per academic year - due at start of academic year

Easy Payment Scheme:

Deposit of €1,200, 4 monthly payments of €675 per month payable by debit/credit card on 5th of each month, commencing month after the academic year commences. Total payable is €3,900 per academic year

Please note if you  wish to pay by instalment, contact our enrolments department on 01-8920041 as our website can only process full payment.

Course Progression

The purpose of the programme is to equip students with the practical analytical skills needed to work within sports technology companies and software providers or in practical Professional Sports settings either in Ireland, Europe, USA or Australia.

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Course Code Location & Info Price
SPAB-B-DS-MR-19 Portobello Institute, Dublin 1

Year 1 - 09/03/2019 - 01/09/2019
5 weekend seminars are held on Saturday and Sunday, 9.30am - 4.30pm
€3695 Book Now
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