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Course Details

Bachelor of Arts in Sports Management and Coaching

CAO code: BN020 Entry Route into programme:
  • Leaving Certificate
  • Mature grounds
  • Special circumstances
  • QQI-FET (formerly FETAC) graduates


Duration: 3 years
NFQ level: 7
Method of application: CAO
2016 Points: 300
Award title: Bachelor of Arts
Credits for Full Award: 120 @ NFQ Level 6; 60 NFQ Level 7
Awarding Body: ITB Transfer and Progression:
BN412 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sports Management and Coaching

Applying for BN020 ?

See our Sporting Prowess Programme for CAO Applicants


Minimum Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate applicants will require a grade O6/H7 in five subjects, these subjects must include Maths and English or Irish.

Foundation level mathematics will meet the minimum entry requirement where a grade F2 or higher is achieved.

Mature students may be admitted without meeting these formal minimum requirements.  

Minimum entry requirements for QQI-FET (formerly FETAC) graduates, see


Additional Requirements

Garda Vetting and Special entry requirements. More info

Course Content

Year 1
Semester 1
  • Coaching Theory and Practice 1
  • Long Term Athelete Development 1
  • Anatomy & Physiology 1
  • Contemporary Sports Management 1
  • Accounting for Non-Accountants
  • Skills for Success in Higher Education
Semester 2
  • Coaching Children & Youths
  • Long Term Athelete Development 2
  • Anatomy & Physiology 2
  • Contemporary Sports Management 2
  • Introduction to Sports and Exercise Psychology
  • Business Information Systems
Year 2
Semester 3
  • Coaching and Exercise Psychology 1
  • Speed and Agility
  • Exercise Physiology 1
  • Sports Marketing 1
  • Regulatory Environment
  • Electronic Commerce
Semester 4
  • Coaching and Exercise Psychology 2
  • Programme Development and Exercise Progression
  • Exercise Physiology 2
  • Sports Marketing 2
  • Cost Benefit Analysis & Decision Making
  • Information Management
Year 3
Semester 5
  • Introduction to Adapted Physical Activity
  • Plyometrics and Olympic Lifts 1
  • Nutrition
  • Sports Club Operations Management
  • Professional Skills and Life Coaching
  • Selling and Sales Management
Semester 6
  • Personal Training 1
  • Periodisation and Olympic Lifts 2
  • Performance Analysis
  • Human Resource Management
  • Financial Management
  • Enterprise Development

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What our students say...

adam itbdublin

"I  look back at my time at ITB with great pride. Probably the best part was the great friends I made in college.Throughout my studies I made it my objective to be really proactive in taking on work experience and furthering myself for when I finished college.The course modules really empowered me to cope so strongly with the challenges I face in my current role as a Sports Officer at another third level college. The social and sports scene is thriving so there has never been a better time to choose ITB as your place of study."

Adam Crowther ,
BA (Honours) in Sports Management and Coaching Student

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