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Sports Management and Coaching





The course is designed to teach all the skills of sports management and coaching techniques, combined with the fundamentals of business
and enterprise.


It offers a wide range of career choices from coaching and training for all ages, to management and marketing of sportspeople, events or facilities and even the opportunity to set up your own business in sports, fitness and leisure.


It’s perfect for sports enthusiasts who are interested in business and business enthusiasts who are passionate about sports. So if you’re fit and active with good people skills and an interest in sport and business, then this is the course for you.


This is a comprehensive academic programme covering all aspects of sport and sport science plus finance, marketing, management, IT and event management which enables graduates to work effectively in Sports Management and Coaching environments. State of the art 4th generation articifical playing surface, a fully equipped gym, large sports hall, video performance analysis laboratory and a high performance training coaching space all contribute to its excellence. And an emphasis on personal development and a degree of independent learning combined with teamwork will prepare you for a successful career in whatever aspect of this far-reaching sector takes your fancy.

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

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Career Opportunities

There are a number of areas that graduates can work in including Professional Coaches, Personal Trainers, Strength and Conditioning Coaches, Health and Wellbeing Coaches, Performance Analysts with many sports (individual and team sports), Fitness Instructors, Leisure Managers, working in physical activity areas in a number of administrative roles, working a physical activity as a Sport Development Officer in Local Sports partnerships, event management planning and development, Coaching and Development officers in National Governing Bodies – from many sports both able-bodied and disability sports. There are further education opportunities including post graduate education in sports, coaching, physical therapy, business development and event management.


Additional Requirements

Garda Vetting Requirements

To ensure the protection of the public, and to justify public trust and confidence, we are committed to ensuring that only suitable candidates are allowed to undertake specific parts of the programmes.

Without satisfactory Garda clearance, students will be unable to complete the programme or receive an award. All places on the course are provisional and subject to the student obtaining satisfactory Garda vetting from the Central Garda Vetting Unit.

The current legal minimum age for sole application for Garda Vetting is 18 years of age. In the event of an applicant being between 16 and 18 years of age, written consent is also required from a parent or guardian.Each student will be advised of the standard process by college staff during year 1 of the course.

In addition to Garda vetting a medical assessment and provision of personal references may be required in regard to suitability for placement.


Special Requirements

All prospective students must be aware that the course content requires a high degree of physical capability due to high activity content.


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What our students say...

" 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 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."
Rebecca Hanratty
Sports Management and Coaching

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