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BSc Hons in Sports Science and Physical Education - Part Time

Course Type: Part Time and Evening
Institute Name: Portobello Institute
Fee: on request
Course Locations: Dublin City Centre
Application Deadline: Course Runs Regularly

Course Details

~~Knowledge and understanding of Sports Science and Physical Education is developed through an integrated programme of lectures, tutorials, practicals and laboratory based sessions, and through the guided use of student centered learning activities such as problem solving exercises, case studies, directed reading and e-learning. The 1st year provides a solid foundation of knowledge and understanding in all disciplines of sports science including psychology, human physiology and anatomy with the addition of specific PE workshops and practicals. The focus of Year 2 is the application of knowledge and in particular the science behind effective teaching and learning in sport. The final Year 3 and 4 emphasis is placed on advanced and applied aspects of sports performance and physical education.

Course Structure

Part time over 4 years. The programme is delivered over 30 weeks per year, 2 evenings per week (Tuesday and Thursday) and 10 Saturdays over the 30 week duration.  (This course can also be studied full time over 3 years)

Once students have completed year 1 they have the option to continue year 2, 3 and 4 of Sports Science and Physical Education or they can change over to year 2, 3 and 4 of Sports Therapy.

Entry Requirements

Entry to this course is by direct application.

Qualifications Gained

BSc (Hons) in Sports Science and Physical Education awarded by London Metropolitan University (LMU)

Career Opportunities and Progression

Successful completion of this course will provide graduates with a general scientific training along with an understanding of physical education and child development.

Course Content Modules

(the list of modules below will be studied over the 4 years, 90 credits completed each academic year)

Year 1
Essential Principles in Sports Science (30 credits)

Sports Anatomy and Physiology (30 credits)

Practical Sports Experience (30 credits)

Year 2
Sports Science, Research and Application (30 credits)

Sports Physiology (30 credits)

Psychological Factors in Sport (30 credits)

Year 3
Principles of Effective Coaching and Teaching (30 credits)

Sports Science Research Methods (15 credits)

Bio-mechanics of Human Movement (15 credits)

Curriculum Development in Physical Education (30 credits)

Year 4

Advanced Coaching Theory and Practice (30 credits)

Sports Science and Therapy and Dissertation (30 credits)

Sports Psychology and the Elite Athlete (15 credits)

Biomedical Implications of Exercise (15 credits)

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