Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sport and Exercise Science
This exciting new 4 year honours degree is the first of its kind in the West of Ireland. The programme prepares graduates to work in the growing areas of sport performance and health-related exercise science.
On this course, you will learn how to apply scientific principles in order to understand and enhance sport and exercise performance, health and well-being.
It will prepare you to work in the world of sport, helping athletes and teams achieve optimum performance. It will also prepare you to work the health sector, helping individuals to manage or prevent lifestyle-related chronic diseases through training and physical activity.
You can expect a strong focus on practical learning, work placement and projects. Much of your learning will take place in specialised classrooms and our dedicated performance analysis laboratory. You will develop a thorough understanding of the three main disciplines of sport and exercise science: physiology, psychology and biomechanics.
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Galway City, Dublin Road
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Why Study this course?
You can expect a strong focus on practical learning, work placement and projects. Much of your learning will take place in specialised classrooms and our dedicated performance analysis laboratory
The course includes a professional skills Sport and Exercise work placement in year 4
The course is designed to fulfil the initial requirements for the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) accreditation. BASES is an internationally recognised standard, leading to exciting and varied career opportunities for graduates