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7 months


QQI Level 5


Awarding Body

Start Date

Start Date
October 2019

Sports Science & Exercise Studies

This innovative Sports Science and Exercise Studies programme is designed to give students a modern day foundation for a career in one of Ireland’s fastest growing sectors. Not only will the programme provide students with the option to progress to University through the Higher Education Links Scheme, but it also equips students with the knowledge, skill, and competence to gain employment in areas such Sports Coaching, Sports and Youth Development, and Performance Analysis.

QQI Level 5 in Sports, Recreation and Exercise 5M5146


Entry is by direct application for an interview to the Institute. Interviewers are seeking applicants to have a genuine interest in sports science and high performance and a desire to gain further knowledge and skills in this area.

This is a full-time course delivered over one academic year. Classes are generally held 3 consecutive days per week.

By the end of this programme, students will have gained insight into a range of Sports Science and Exercise Studies sub-fields including:
•    Performance analysis
•    Skill based decision making and reaction time 
•    Human Performance
•    Athletic development, and 
•    Olympic endurance training methods.

In addition, students are provided with an overview of the key areas relevant to modern day coaching incorporating physical, psychological and tactical prowess. And to ensure that the programme reflects current trends in the sector there are also specialist guest speakers and frequent field trips throughout the programme.

This programme also enhances gym instructing or personal training qualifications as it will increase your understanding of how to develop physical, psychological and tactical high performance techniques.
Most importantly, this unique programme in sports education in Ireland combines science and the practical application of that science through a 6-week placement during semester 2. These placements are within sports teams and organisations and are the key to the success of our graduates.

Course price is €3995


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Course Progression

For those that wish to continue their studies to a degree level, can progress onto our BSc (Hons) Sports Science and Physical Education (full and part time options available) subject to achieving minimum of 4 credits across 8 modules; one must be anatomy & physiology. 

Career Opportunities

There are many and varied career opportunities available to students upon graduating with this nationally & internationally recognised qualification. Successful candidates of this course can enjoy a range of careers upon completion of this course including:
•    Youth development officers 
•    Activities coordinator 
•    Sports development officers 
•    Performance analyst 
•    Games development administrator

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Course Code Location & Info Price
SQSS-F-DS-OC-19 Portobello Institute, Dublin 1

Times vary in accordance with schedule
€3995 Book Now
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