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Degree Level 8
BSc (Hons) Sports Science & Performance Analysis - Full Time
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Are you interested in becoming a qualified sports performance analysis with a BSc in Sports Performance Analysis? This honours degree is delivered over three years and has been designed by Portobello Institute for flexible learning so you can study in your own time. Seminars are delivered over the weekend with one to one support available to you throughout your learning journey. This is a full-time honours degree programme with one to one support available to you throughout your learning journey. There is an easy payment plan designed to make this degree affordable for you. These factors, together with the one to one tutorial support, offer you a level 8 degree that is accessible, affordable and achievable. To read more about the changing roles of technology and performance analysis - click here.
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 sport 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 availability, have the opportunity to participate further on the internship programme with sports technology companies and professional sports governing bodies.
What is the role of a Sports performance Analysis?
If you are interested in assessing performance in sport to develop an understanding of actions that can inform decision-making, optimize performance and support coaches and players in their journey towards optimal results, then a role in sports performance analysis will be of interest to you. Professional sports teams employ performance data analysists to manage the data they gather and analyse to manage the development of their athletes. When working in this area of sport you will be helping professional athletes and teams achieve optimum levels of performance. As a sports performance analysis, you will utilise the principles of measurement and assessment strategies in sport, exercise and physical education.
Why should I study this degree?
Portobello’s Institute’s BSc in Sports Performance Analysis gives you the opportunity to learn from a range of experts whom are all working in the field of sports analysis. They bring their insight, depth of experience and passion for teaching to this degree programme. Upon completing this degree you will have career opportunities as a sports performance analysis working with professional athletes, teams and in sports technology companies and software providers worldwide. Many of the top international sports technology companies (Stats Sport, Kitman Labs, Orreco, STAT, Performa Sport) have their headquarters in Ireland and a degree in Sports Performance Analysis would make you an ideal candidate for recruitment. Visit our Graduates Success Stories here to understand the opportunities our past sports students have availed of, the further studies they have undertaken and their unique learning journeys.
What will I learn during this BSc (Hons) in Sports Performance Analysis?
During this degree you will develop knowledge and experience working with technology and proficiency in practical sports data analysis for information coach selection, injury risk identification and training programme effectiveness. Portobello Institute has built excellent links with sports technology companies and performance sport domains which will allow you to experience a practical-based placement as part of their course giving you an insight to a career in sports performance analysis.
Who will I learn from?
The programme management and tutoring team on this Sports Performance Analysis degree have been carefully selected on the basis of their qualifications and combined practical experience in sports performance analysis and education. Each of our tutoring team are passionate about the contribution sports therapy plays in the overall performance of athletes and are eager to share their knowledge and experience with you. Meet our Team by clicking here
Who will recognise my degree?
Upon completing this degree you will hold a BSc (Hons) in Sports Performance Analysis awarded by London Metropolitan University (LMU).
Upon successful completion of this programme, you will be awarded a BSc (Hons) in Sports Performance Analysis. This is awarded at level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications
Qualifications Frameworks in Ireland and the UK
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Entry is by direct application to Portobello Institute.
The entry routes are as follows:
Sitting the Leaving Certificate in 2019
Students may apply and be granted a "Conditional Offer" prior to completing the Leaving Certificate.
Step 1 - submit application
Step 2 - Attend Interview
Step 3 - Conditional Offer issued on the basis of successful achievement of LC requirements
Step 4 - Confirm acceptance of a place and pay deposit as detailed
Places can not be held open for applicants awaiting leaving certificate results, however should a student accept a place and then choose not to progress with this course, after first round CAO offers have been made, a refund of 75% of fees paid will be made. Refunds must be requested in writing on or before 23rd August 2019.
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, with Portobello Institute to compensate.
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
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.
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 full-time course delivered efficiently over 2-3 days per week for 3 academic years.
The academic year runs from October - June with 2 semesters.
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 during year 2 & 3
Course price is €5995 per year.
Exam registration fee, per year, is €275
Fees are payable as follows:
40% of tuition fee due upon acceptance of an offer of a place, balance and exam registration fees are due 25th August annually.
Places are not confirmed until tuition fees are paid.
Easy Payment Plan
40% of tuition fee due upon acceptance of an offer of a place
20% due 25th August, 25th November, 25th January
Instalment fee payable - €295 spread over the 4 scheduled payments
Places are not confirmed until initial tuition fee is received by Portobello Institute.