This 3-year Level 7 degree course presents students with a unique opportunity to develop leadership and entrepreneurial skills in an environment that demands academic rigour as well as practical application. The sports and exercise element of the programme focuses on activities the general population engage in throughout the life course. While the Enterprise and Business elements of the programme focus on modules in creativity, innovation and teamwork, entrepreneurship, new venture development, social entrepreneurship and graduate life skills.
Important notice about this course
Some modules within the BA in Sport, Exercise and Enterprise course have a physical activity component and require active engagement from the student in order to fulfil the requirements of the course.
Because of the nature of the placements on this course, applicants will be required to successfully pass police/garda vetting for all jurisdictions where the applicant was/is resident.
The BA in Sport, Exercise and Enterprise presents students with a unique opportunity to develop leadership and entrepreneurial skills in an environment that demands academic rigour as well as practical application.
This course will equip you with the knowledge, skills and attributes to be a leader in your chosen field. The sports and exercise element of the course focuses on activities the general population engage in throughout the life course. These are specifically aimed at children, youths, adults, older adults and special populations, and reflect the changing nature of participation throughout growth, maturation and ageing. You can attain a wide range of coaching qualifications in GAA, FAI, IRFU, Athletics, Sailing and Kayaking, to name but a few.
You will also have the opportunity to reinforce academic learning with a number of progressive, professional awards in Exercise and Fitness each year with the potential to gain a QCF Level 4 (NFQ level 6) qualification as a specialist trainer by Year 4. This, combined with modules designed to analyse and improve personal and team performance, makes you immediately employable as a professional practitioner.
The Enterprise and Business elements of the course focus on modules in creativity, innovation and teamwork, entrepreneurship, new venture development, social entrepreneurship and graduate life skills. You will acquire the skills needed to assess current market conditions and develop your own business ideas. You will have an opportunity to put theory into practice on Work Placement, where we have built effective relationships with a number of innovative, supportive and exciting organisations.
Should you wish to broaden your horizons further you have the opportunity to ‘Study abroad’ in UMEA University, Sweden, as part of our Erasmus programme.
The course aims to develop analytical leaders with the problem solving skills to drive innovation within the Community and Commercial sectors. Graduates of the BA Sport, Exercise and Enterprise will be equipped to add real value to the economic, social, cultural progress and quality of life of communities. Therefore, if you have an interest in sport and exercise, are a self-starter, and wish to develop your career prospects within a supportive and challenging academic environment, we look forward to hearing from you.