Community Sports Development – BA
- Availability : In Stock
- Tution Fees : €9,750
- Application Fees : €0
- University : Limerick Institute of Technology
- Course Duration : 3 Years
- Academic Course Level : Level 7
- Location : Limerick
- Scholarship : 0
Limerick Institute of Technology
BA Community Sports Development
Community Sports Development is the promotion of sports activities within communities. Sports Development Officers typically work with specific sports such as hurling, football, soccer & rugby, or with target populations such as children & younger people, older adults, women, ethnic groups, people with disabilities or people living in socially disadvantaged areas. The role of the Sports Coach is complementary to that of the Sports Development Officer. Their job description incredibly diverse and may include friend, mentor, instructor, planner, analyst, counsellor, organiser, demonstrator, disciplinarian, physical trainer, psychologist, nutritionist and leader. Successful coaches are innovative, constantly learning and evolving, always challenging themselves and their athletes to improve.
This programme aims to develop high quality graduates with the skills necessary to succeed in this dynamic, exciting, challenging and potentially lucrative industry. We have professional links with numerous sporting organisations including Sport Ireland and the network of Local Sports Partnerships, the National Governing Bodies of Sport such as the IRFU, GAA & FAI, local sports clubs and community organisations, disability groups, local gyms & leisure centres, the Great Limerick Run, Munster Rugby & Limerick F.C. External training courses such as FAI Kick Start, Leprechaun Rugby, GAA Foundation & Level 1 and the Child Protection course enhance the student’s career prospects and employability. This programme would be a great choice for anyone wishing to pursue a career in sports development or sports coaching.
60% and above in class 12th (including Mathematics and English) with IELTS of 6.0 with no bands less than 5.5 or the overseas equivalent.
Strength and Conditioning for Sport, Introduction to Sports Development, Coaching Skills, Anatomy and Human Movement, Leadership and Teamwork, Sports Coaching Law, Principles of Accounting, Communications and Information Technology,
Sport Event Operations (Common), Sport Psychology, Advanced Coaching Skills, Exercise Programme Design.
Elective choices in year 2: Introduction to Sports and Exercise Nutrition OR Decision Making Techniques/Microeconomics for Sport, and Elite Athlete Development OR Marketing Principles
Community Sports Development, Community Health Promotion, Sport & Society, Physical Activity for Special Populations, Placement.
|On successful completion of the programme, graduates can seek work with local authority sport development teams, national governing bodies of sport, community groups, schools and out of schools programmes, creches, sport clubs or youth organisations. They may also apply for graduate jobs in both the public and private sectors.