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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
2019 Points: 230
Award title: Bachelor of Arts
Credits for Full Award: 120 @ NFQ Level 6; 60 NFQ Level 7
Awarding Body:                         Technological University Dublin 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

Students on this course can obtain REPS (Register of Exercise Professional) accreditation as part of their studies.

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Course Content

Year 1
Semester 1
  • Coaching Theory and Practice 1
  • Long Term Athlete 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 Athlete Development 2
  • Anatomy & Physiology 2
  • Contemporary Sports Management 2
  • Introduction to Sports and Exercise Psychology
  • Business Information Systems
Year 2
Semester 3
  • Coaching and Performance Psychology 1
  • Speed and Agility
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Sports Marketing 1
  • Regulatory Environment
  • Electronic Commerce
Semester 4
  • Coaching and Performance Psychology 2
  • Programme Development and Exercise Progression
  • Human Performance
  • 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...

"I chose this course because I’ve always been passionate and played sport from a young age. I liked the idea that it combined elements of sports science, business and IT. This gave me the opportunity to dabble in different areas and find out what area I enjoyed and excelled in the most. This will be beneficial in choosing a career for the future. You will also improve your communication skills, confidence and people skills on this course. "

Aisling Hawkins,
Sports Management and Coaching Graduate

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