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TL871
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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This four year programme is designed to equip the graduate to engage with the health and leisure sector as a well-qualified, valued and respected honours degree professional and researcher. It involves the study of six pillars - Exercise Science, Health Studies, Activity Leadership, Physical Education, Professional Practice plus students choose their preference from ‘Education in Aquatics’ and ‘Outdoor and Experiential Learning’ at the outset. Whichever one is their preference, the other is also studied to a lesser degree.  All subjects have a mix of applied theory and practice designed to allow the student to develop a broad skills-base.


 
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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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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement. Click on the link below to find PLC courses that also relate to this career sector. Note you can view more courses by adjusting the filters on the list page.

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Three Distinctions

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Graduates enjoy a rich variety of employment opportunities. They work in health and leisure centres, in health promotion units, in spa/ wellness centres, in coaching and team sport settings, in performance training, exercise programming, hotels, mainstream and specialneeds schools, community centres, disability service providers, clinical settings, in the private/entrepreneurial area, in local sports partnerships and governing bodies of sport, in swimming pools and in the great outdoors.



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