Health and Fitness

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sports Development

What is in Sports Development

The Honours Degree - Sports Development course has modules relevant to advancing sport in society. Students will be equipped to engage in comprehensive planning and provision of community sport and recreation opportunities, from fundamental to high performance levels. Their specialism enables them to research, implement and evaluate sports development policy, programmes and practices, to facilitate physical activity provision throughout the life stages. This includes, in particular, populations which may not have equity of access to physical activity, sport and recreation opportunities. For example: Older adult populations, females, ethnic minorities and those with special needs. Analysis and understanding of the community and voluntary sector provides an integral element of the focus of this specialism.

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Why study in Sports Development at IT, Tralee

The Sports Development graduate will have a specialist knowledge in Community Studies, Policy & Planning, Recreation Planning and Design, Sport & Leisure Management, Positive Youth Development, Sports Development: Elite Sport, Human Resource Development & Service Learning such that they can plan for sport and recreation within differing environments and communities.

What are my career opportunities

Graduates will be competent to work in a range of contexts including: the voluntary and community sector, governing bodies of sport, local sports partnerships and youth and community groups, who use sport and physical activity as a means of promoting personal capacity building and community social capital.