• » Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Sport and Exercise with Performance or Physical Education

    Programme Title  Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Sport and Exercise with Performance or Physical Education
    CAO Code  LY228
    LYIT internal code  
    Duration  4 Years ab initio
    Standard Code Places:  
    National Framework Level  8
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
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    Is this programme for me?
    Do you have a love of sport? This 4 year programme has been designed for students who wish to study sport and exercise at third level, with the option of specialising in either sports performance or physical education studies.
    The first two years of the programme provide the core foundation of the degree. Years three and four allow specialisation whereby you choose your preferred stream, either sports performance or physical education studies.
    The performance stream pairs research theory with a range of applied performance related areas including strength and conditioning, psychology and nutrition.  The education stream pairs research theory with curriculum based instructional models that focus on how physical activity and sport can be taught through games, aquatics, gymnastics, dance, athletics and outdoor adventure education
    N.B. Garda Vetting
    This programme may bring students into contact with vulnerable adults or children, therefore Garda Vetting is required. Applicants will be unable to go on placement or complete the course requirements until vetting is satisfactorily completed. Registration is temporary until such time as vetting is satisfactorily completed.
    Please note, for this and any programme for which garda vetting is a requirement, non EU candidates will only be considered if there are still places remaining after all EU candidates have first be considered.
    What will I study?
    Year/SemesterProposed ModulesMandatory/
    No of credits
     1/1  Sports Study Skills Mandatory  10
     Health & Fitness 1 Mandatory  10
     Introduction to Sports Coaching Practice Mandatory  5
     Sports Leisure and Society Mandatory  5
     1/2  Health & Fitness 2 Mandatory  10
     Sports Performance Leadership Mandatory  10
     Anatomy and Physiology Mandatory  10
     2/3  Biomechanics and Movement Analysis Mandatory  10
     Sports  Models Mandatory  10
     Sports Nutrition and Hydration Mandatory  10
     2/4  Performance Analysis Mandatory  10
     Exercise Physiology Mandatory  10
     Foundation of Strength and Conditioning Mandatory  10
     3/5  Introduction to Sports Psychology Mandatory  5
     Personal Fitness Instruction (Performance) Mandatory  10
     Health Promotion (Performance) Mandatory  10
     Developing as a sports practitioner (Performance) Mandatory  5
     Physical Education and Adapted Physical Activity (Physical Education) Mandatory  10
     Movement Studies: Gym & Dance (Physical Education) Mandatory   10
     Developing as a physical educator (Physical Education) Mandatory  5
     3/6  Work Placement Mandatory  30
     Erasmus Placement Mandatory   30
     4/7  Applied Sports Nutrition Mandatory  10
     Applied Sports Psychology (Performance) Mandatory  10
     Adventure & Aquatics (Physical Education) Mandatory  10
     Research Methods - Performance Mandatory  10
     Research Methods - Education Mandatory  10
     4/8  Research Project - Performance /Education Mandatory  20
     One  of Applied Sport & Exercise Physiology, Applied Strength & Conditioning, Applied Performance Analysis, Athletics and Game Mandatory  10
    Career Opportunities
    Physical Education
    On completion of the BSc in Sport and Exercise with Physical Education, graduates wishing to become fully qualified PE teachers need to complete a relevant post-graduate teacher training course in Physical Education.  Universities such as the University of Limerick, Ulster University and Loughborough University offer such pathways.  However, it should be noted that admission to post-graduate courses in PE is not automatic.  In addition to getting an honours degree, candidates must usually pass an interview.
    • Contact Siobhan Cullen, Head of Department of Law & Humanities, Letterkenny Institute of Technology by
    • E- Mail: Siobhan.cullen@lyit.ie
    • Telephone: (074) 9186204