• » Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Sports Coaching & Performance

    Programme Title  Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Sports Coaching & Performance
    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? Do you have a passion for sports coaching and performance? This four year honours programme focuses on sports coaching and performance across the spectrum from beginner to competitor levels.
    You will specialise in your chosen area of coaching; for example GAA, soccer or athletics and work in conjunction with the national governing bodies to progress through the relevant coaching stages.
    You will have the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of the physiological aspects of training and exercise, diagnostic and analytical skills related to performance, and applied psychological and dietary influences on athlete preparation.
    The progamme is designed to equip learners with the skills and experience necessary to coach, develop and support athletic performance.
    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 creditsClass hours per week
     1/1  Learning & Communication Skills Mandatory  10  5
     Physical Literacy & Fitness Assessment Mandatory  10  6
     Sport Leisure & Society Mandatory  5  3
     Language 1 (French, German, Irish, Spanish) Elective  5  
     Intercultural Communications Elective  5  
     1/2  Sports Models Mandatory  10  5
     Learning to Train & the Principles of Training Mandatory  10  6
     Information Technology Mandatory  5  3
     Language 2 (French, German, Irish, Spanish) Elective  5  
     Civic Engagement in Action Elective  5  
     2/3  Biomechanics & Data Collection Mandatory  10  5
     Marketing Mandatory  10  5
     The Coaching Process Mandatory  5  6
     Anatomy & Physiology Mandatory  5  3
     2/4  Sports Nutrition & Hydration Mandatory  10  5
     Exercise Physiology Mandatory  10  4
     Introduction to Sports Psychology Mandatory  5  3
     Resource Management Mandatory  5  3
     3/5  Personal Fitness Instruction Mandatory  10  4
     Performance Analysis & Technology Mandatory  10  4
     Foundations of Strength & Conditioning Mandatory  5  4
     Speed, Agility & Quickness Mandatory  5  3
     3/6  Work Placement Elective 1  30  2 Week block delivery
     Erasmus Placement Elective 2   30  
     Work Placement (Coach) Elective 3  10  1
     Advanced Coaching (ECC Level 2) Elective 3  10  4
     Interactive & Social Media Applications Elective 3  10  5
     4/7  Applied Sports Nutrition Mandatory  10  3
     Applied Sports Psychology Mandatory  10  5
     Performance Coaching Mandatory  10  1
     4/8  Video Analysis Mandatory  30  3
     Strategic Sports Management Mandatory  30  4
     Innovation & Creativity Mandatory  10  3
    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of this programme the student will be able to:
    • Engage with subject specific core knowledge and transferable skills and develop an awareness of the broader context in which subject specialisms are embedded
    • Organise, lead, train and motivate individuals and teams in sport and a variety of life settings
    • Plan, design, deliver and evaluate a range of technical training programmes to support athletic development
    • Engage in problem solving by identifying specific needs, diagnosing and applying technical solutions, using social and scientific knowledge
    • Develop the ability to safely observe and record phenomena, and to interpret and report on such experimental data using appropriate information technology 
    Career Opportunities
    • Competitive sports development within national governing bodies, commercial and the not for profit sector
    • Sports organisations
    • Sporting clubs
    • Health and fitness industry
    • Community activity programmes
    • Personal training.
    • Contact Anne Burke, Head of Department of Law & Humanities, Letterkenny Institute of Technology by
    • E- Mail: Anne.Burke@lyit.ie
    • Telephone: (074) 9186204