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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
2017 Points: 250
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...

Gary O Brien

" I chose this course of study because I wasn’t entirely sure what I wanted to work as, but I knew that I loved sports and if I could get a job working in a sporting field that I would love my work.  The course at ITB covers a broad range of subjects which gives you an insight into the entire sports industry. Practically it will give you the basic knowledge of how to coach young children, how to train elite level athletes, how to work in a gym environment- personal training. This course serves as a way of steering students into the direction they want to go within the sports industry upon graduation. I have really enjoyed the practical experience gained on the course."

Gary O'Brien,
BA in Sports Management and Coaching

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