Portobello InstituteBSc (Hons) Sports Psychology, Coaching & PE

BSc (Hons) Sports Psychology, Coaching & PE

Dublin City
€ 5490
Level 8 QQI, Third Level and CAO
9.30am - 4pm (times and days vary)
Start date: Continuous Intake

Course description

The principal aim of this course is educate students, from a wide variety of backgrounds, to their full potential at graduate level in the sports sciences. The development of potential is viewed as comprising both subject-specific knowledge, as well as a range of transferable skills. The course is designed for those students considering entering professions within the sport, exercise and health industries. Students study a range of modules includin sport psychology, coaching and teaching alongside other important sports science disciplines. Modules such as Principles of Effective Coaching and Teaching and Sport Psychology and the Elite Athlete equip students with practical skills and theoretical knowledge pertinent to effective practice in sport psychology coaching and teaching.
Course structure
This is a full-time course delivered efficiently over 2-3 days per week for 3 academic  years. The academic year runs from October – June over 2 semesters.
Qualifications gained
BSc (Honours) level 8 degree Sports Psychology Coaching & Physical Education
Entry requirements
Entry to this course is by direct application with an offer of acceptance on the programme issued following an interview. Students will be registered as an undergraduate degree student  with London Metropilitan University.

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Career opportunities & progression
This course is designed to provide a broad foundational undergraduate education in sports science with a heavy emphasis on the Psychology of Sport. The course will equip students to progress on to further education in sports psychology, physiology or coaching. Provided as part of the designated employability modules at each level. A number of employer and alumni led career events are organised by the School and each Cluster Group.   The transferable skills developed throughout the course are relevant to all forms of employment. The degree is particularly suited to students planning a career within the sport, exercise and health industries.  Employment opportunities lie in both the public and private sectors.
Course content modules
Foundation of Sports Psychology
Sports Science Research Skills
Human Physiology & Training Principles
Sports Anatomy & Biomechanics
Psychological Factors of Individuals & Teams
Principles of Effective Coaching
Contemporary Issues in Sport
Biomechanics & Human Movement
Sport Psychology of the Elite Athlete
Business Development
Learning outcomes
On completing the course the student will be able to:

●Demonstrate an understanding of practical skills relating to work as a sport psychologist, coach, teacher and sports scientist
●Critically evaluate the principles and limitations of measurement and assessment strategies in sport, exercise and physical education
●Propose appropriate methodologies for a variety of measurements in sport, exercise and physical education
●Facilitate the enhancement of sporting performance through effective coaching and teaching
Course aims
The teaching and learning strategies applied in the BSc aim to:
●further stimulate the student’s interest in and develop skills within sport psychology, coaching and physical education at BSc level
●apply knowledge of scientific concepts pertinent to psychology, coaching and physical education
●promote the student’s self-management of the learning process with a view to future continued professional development

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