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Degree - Honours Bachelor

Health and Performance Science

University College Dublin - UCD
University College Dublin - UCD
Course Code
DN425
Career Zone
Level
NFQ Type
Major
Duration
3 Years
Attendence
Full Time
CAO Points 2019 r2
488
Points Change

Course Summary

Sport & Performance
Sport & Performance

If you have a particular interest in how sport and exercise science can be applied, and are curious about improving physical health, well-being and fitness throughout the humana life-span, this may be the degree for you.

Health and Performance Science focuses on the scientific principles underlying the promotion and enhancement of sport, physical health and exercise.  

There is a large emphasis on practical skill-based teachcing, involving students in active learning while developing critical competencies in analysis, evaluation and testing.

Course Details

College Link > DN425 - Health and Performance Science

Colleges often have information about the course on their own website, along with other useful information relating to the college. (Note: Not always available)

Career Sectors

This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.

Entry Requirements

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QQI FET/FETAC Links

This course does not appear to accept applicants with Further Education and Training (FET) awards. Please check with the college directly - sometimes this data is not published openly, or special arrangements may be available.

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Details of the QQI scoring system and a points calculator can be found  HERE

The Student - Career Interests

This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.

Social

The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.

Investigative

The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.

Realist

Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.

Career Progression

Students have opportunities to study abroad for a semester.

Graduates are skilled in prescription and management of therapeutic exercise interventions in healthcare and sporting settings as well as being expert in the evaluation of human performance.

Graduates enter many employment areas including: Sport and exercise consultancy, Health promotion, Professional athlete or team support, Exercise physiology, Strength and conditioning, Education and research.

Further Research

Qualifax
Qualifax Course Page

Qualifax is the National Learners Database. (Note: Link not always available)

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