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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND LEISURE STUDIES

Bachelor of Science in Health and Leisure

COURSE OVERVIEW
Course Code: TL771
Duration: 3 Years
NFQ Level: 7
Study Type: Full-time


What is in Health and Leisure

Health and Leisure Studies is the study of a wide range of subject areas designed to allow the student to develop a broad skills-base from which to engage with the Health and Leisure sector as a valuable, respected professional. The programme consists of an equal mixture of applied, active, often externally-certified leadership training programmes and the theoretical foundations underpinning each subject area.

Students also develop their communication, presentation, social, pedagogical and research skills. The programme engages significantly with local and regional communities to ensure core skills are developed in realistic settings. Students will have one major elective (Aquatics or outdoor education) throughout their studies and apply to pursue specialist streams (wellness, adapted physical activity, physical education, sports development and fitness professional) from third year. Specialist streams are each supplemented with a one-year add-on Level 8 programme.

Why study in Health and Leisure at IT, Tralee?

The Health and Leisure Studies programme is a market leader. First offered in 1992, the programme has continued to be innovative in the approach to teaching methods, community engagement, learning, accreditation, relevance and breadth of skills.

Students can expect to become more confident in professional skills, life skills and in communicating the theoretical basis for concepts in health and leisure. Graduates will have a variety of qualifications and certifications and may be eligible for professional registration in certain disciplines.

What are my career opportunities

Graduates with a BSc in Health and Leisure Studies are typically qualified to work as gym instructors, activity co-ordinators, personal trainers, sports development officers, PE teachers (requires additional qualification), youth development officers, leisure facility managers, adapted physical activity specialists, health promotion officers, but are not limited to these roles.

 


OTHER REQUIREMENTS

This programme involves participation in rigorous hysical activities on a daily basis. Eligible candidates will be asked to obtain medical clearance.

Satisfactory Garda Vetting is a mandatory part of registration for this programme. Failure to obtain satisfactory Garda Vetting will result in de-registration. Any offence and/or convictions arising after registration must be disclosed to the Institute immediately.The Institute reserves right to review the registration status of a student in light of additional information received subsequent to registration.

Upon registration for this programme, all students must be assessed for ability to swim to be eligible for the aquatic module.

Streams

ADAPTED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY STREAM

Semester 5
Activity Leadership 5
APA 2:Outdoor Environments
Exercise Science: Posture Cultivation
Research Methods:Qualitative and Quantitative
Sports Development: Sport in Society

Semester 6
Activity Leadership 6
APA 3:Disability Studies
Aquatic Rehabilitation Introduction
Sport Psychology and Motor Learning
Science of Movement and Therapeutic Exercise
Research Methods: Proposal to Methodology

FITNESS PROFESSIONAL STREAM

Semester 5
Sport and Fitness Conditioning
Sport and Leisure Management
Exercise Science: Posture Cultivation
Activity Leadership 5

Semester 6
Sport Psychology & Motor Learning
Sports Development: Elite Sport
Health Studies: Lifestyle Programming Planning &
Interventions
Activity Leadership 6
Exercise Science:Applied Kinanthropometry Posture

SPORT DEVELOPMENT STREAM

Semester 5
Activity Leadership 5
APA 2:Outdoor Environments
Research Methods:Qualitative and Quantitative
Sports Development: Sport in Society

Semester 6
Activity Leadership 6
Health and Leisure Finance
Research Methods: Proposal to Methodology
Sport and Leisure Management
Sports Development: Elite Sport

WELLNESS STREAM

Semester 5
Activity Leadership 5
Exercise Science: Posture Cultivation
Health Studies: Philosophy and Health
Research Methods:Qualitative and Quantitative

Semester 6
Activity Leadership 6
Exercise Science:Applied Kinanthropometry Posture
Health Studies: Lifestyle Programming Planning & Interventions
Health Studies: Social and Psychology of Health
Research Methods: Proposal to Methodology

PHYSICAL EDUCATION STREAM

 Semester 5
PE Curricular Studies:Games 1
PE Curricular Studies:Dance Contemporary
Research Methods:Qualitative and Quantitative

Semester 6
Sport Psychology and Motor Learning
PE Curricular Studies:Games 2
PE Curricular Studies:Dance/Aquatics/Outdoor Education
Physical Education Studies 2
Research Methods: Proposal to Methodology
Social, Personal and Health Education

 


FURTHER INFORMATION