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Degree Level 8
BSc (Hons) Sports Performance Analysis - Full Time
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. Currently, qualification in performance analysis is only available at MSc level in Ireland.
Practical Skills Development - Internship 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 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 is £220
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 1st September.
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 28th August, 28th November, 28th January
Instalment fee payable - €295 spread over the 4 scheduled payments
Places are not confirmed until initial tuition fee is received by Portobello Institute.