What are my career opportunities
Graduates of the NFQ level 7 Health & Leisure course will have developed a broad knowledge and skills set from the component modules. As a result, the graduate will be capable of working in a multitude of health, fitness and recreation settings requiring a broad general knowledge of health studies (health, lifestyle, wellness and leisure, population health and lifestyle programme planning, philosophy, psychology and sociology of health) exercise science (anatomy, injury management and human physiology, exercise physiology, exercise physiology, research methods, kinesiology and posture cultivation), activity leadership (special populations, personal training, exercise programming, current trends, group fitness, gym instruction and athletic development, performance training), physical education (fundamental movement, gymnastics and dance) adapted physical activity, sports psychology and motor learning, youth development studies, coaching, leisure marketing, disability studies and human resource development.
All graduates of the Bachelor of Science Ordinary Degree in Health & Leisure are likely to find work in health and leisure centres, within health promotion units, spa/wellness centres, coaching and team sport settings, performance training, hotels, mainstream and special-needs schools, community centres, clinical settings, work place, in the private/entrepreneurial area, in pools and in the great outdoors. Graduates will operate within a positive strengths approach to promote wellness and optimal functioning through the use of health education, physical education, lifestyle and exercise programming, activity leadership/personal training, stress management, fitness testing and coaching, and depending on their chosen elective, education in aquatics or outdoor and experiential learning.