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Health and Leisure Studies

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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4 Years
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This is a programme of study designed to equip the graduate to engage with the Health and Leisure Sector as a well-qualified Honours Degree professional, and consist of a good mix of applied theory and practice.

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Students will pursue their major specialism in one of the following areas in years three and four; Adapted Physical Activity, Fitness Professional, Physical Education, Sports Development, Wellness Promotion.

Most students follow a common programme for the first three years. At the end of year 2, a number of the students can choose to apply to enter the Physical Education or Adapted Physical Activity specialisms as these major specialisms require two years to complete (year 3 and year 4).

Those who continued within the Health and Leisure specialism into year 3 can now choose to apply to pursue their Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in one of the following major specialisms in year 4:

· Health and wellbeing

· Sports Development

· Athletic performance

The honours degree programme includes a significant block practice placement in year 3 (12 weeks), completed in a local, national or international Service provider, as well as the completion of a major independent study/thesis in year 4.

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TL871 - Health and Leisure Studies
Tralee IT

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TL871 - Health and Leisure Studies
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