Pre-University Sports and Food Science Level 5

several categories
Price: POA
Duration: Academic year Sept 2020 - May 2021
Further Education and PLC

Course description

What is Sports and Food Science?

This new one-year course will prepare students for the ever-expanding world of quality food production as well as linking the course to a sports industry that is quickly embracing the world of nutrition and dietetics. Food scientists and sports nutritionists play a role in all aspects of the food chain, from production at farm level to the retailer, to the consumer.

This course will develop the students’ knowledge of nutrition, dietetics, as well as food production, development, preparation, safe handling and marketing. By changing their combination of modules, students can avail of the science award with some coaching modules and sports anatomy and then continue to third level to study health or sports science.

Course Content
The following modules will be offered:

  • Food Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Food Processing
  • Nutrition
  • Microbiology
  • Communications
  • Biology
  • Work Experience
  • Laboratory Skills
  • Food Safety and HAACP
  • Chemistry Safety and Health at Work
  • Word Processing
  • Sports Anatomy and Physiology

QQI Level 5 in Food Science 5M5267 or QQI Level 5 in Applied
Science Laboratory Techniques 5M3807

Career Opportunities
Graduates may pursue science certificate or degree courses in TCD, UCD, DCU, DIT, IT Carlow, Athlone IT, UCC, IT Tallaght, St. Angela’s College Sligo. as well as other ITs and colleges around the country or in the UK. For example, there are up to 18 places in Maynooth University, 30 places in UCD science courses and another 20 places in UCD Agricultural Science courses and 10 places in Trinity in First Science for QQI graduates.

Alternatively, students may seek immediate employment in a range ofcompanies and projects that seek graduates with a science aptitude.

Higher Education Progression
Food Science Higher Education Progression:
DIT: DT421 Food Innovation (Level 8, 4 Years)
Waterford: WD164 Food Science with Business (Level 7, 3 Years)
UCC: CK505 Food Science (Level 8, 4 years)
Sports Science Higher Education Progression:
DCU: DC202 Sport Science and Health (Level 8, 4 Years)
IT Athlone: AL837 Sports Science with Exercise Physiology (Level 8, 4 Years)
IT Tallaght: TA327 Sports Science and Health (Level 8, 4 Years)

Entry Requirements
Leaving Cert or LCA
Mature students of all backgrounds
Other equivalent qualification
All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications

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***Course subject to SUSI approval and modules may be changed due to availability and demand.

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