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BA (Hons) in Sport and Exercise with Business

Complement your sporting passion with business knowledge.
192 Points

CAO Code


Start Date

September 2024


4 Years

Work Placement


NFQ Level


Discipline Area

Sport & Physical Activity

Course Type


Study Mode



On Campus

Course Overview

This course develops analytical leaders with the problem-solving skills to drive innovation within the community and commercial sport sectors. The sports and exercise elements of the course develop professional and leadership skills in activities enjoyed by the general population throughout their lifespan.

The enterprise and business elements of the course help students to develop the creativity, innovation and enterprise skills that characterise successful business leaders in sport.


What makes this course different

Work Placement or Study Abroad

Students have the option to complete a work placement, study abroad with Erasmus, or continue with Year 3 modules.

Understanding the Industry

Sport and exercise science has a key role in society, ranging from improving sports performance in elite athletes to reducing the burden of disease associated with physical inactivity in modern lifestyles. By improving our understanding of how the body and mind respond and adapt to exercise, we can develop new research-based approaches to enhance performance and health. Both sports and business thrive on innovation and the ability to adapt to changing circumstances.

Career Opportunities

Future Careers:

  • Sports Performance
  • Sports Development Officers
  • Exercise and Fitness Professionals
  • Physical Activity Coordinators
  • Leisure Facility Managers
  • Adapted Physical Activity Officers
  • Sports Coaching
  • Sports Business Managers

In these areas:

  • Health, Fitness, and Leisure
  • Government Health Sector
  • Professional Sport
  • Elite Sport
  • Recreational Sport

Course Delivery and Modules

  • Year 1

    • Developing Physical Literacy with Children
    • Exercise Professional
    • Research and Communication Skills
    • Creativity, Innovation, and Teamwork
    • Marketing
    • Business Management
    • Organisation, Structure, and Development of Sport in Ireland
    • Workplace Communication Skills
    • Business Computing Applications
    • Financial Accounting
  • Year 2

    • Physical Activity in the Adolescent Years
    • Exercise Professional
    • Nutrition
    • Life Skills for the Resilient Graduate
    • Change Sports Law
    • Introduction to e-Business
    • Intercultural Competence
    • Exercise Psychology and Behavioral Development
    • Education Adapted Physical Activities
  • Year 3

    • Sports Event Planning
    • Work Placement or Studies Abroad
    • Research Methods
    • Business Law
    • Sports Development


    • Leading the Active Adult and Exercise for Special Populations
    • Human Resources and Financial Management
  • Year 4

    • Research Project
    • Load Monitoring in Exercise and Sport
    • Nutrition for Exercise and Sport
    • Sociological Issues in Sport and Physical Activity
    • Social Entrepreneurship
    • Exercise and Sports Psychology
    • Leadership and Management Building
    • New Venture Development for Sport
    • Strength and Conditioning

Work Placement

In 3rd year students have the opportunity to Study Abroad or to be placed in an organisation on a 12-week industry work placement.

This gives students a much broader experience for both their soft skills and technical skills. They can also gain contacts in industry to help them in their future career. If you travel abroad you can significantly improve your language skills and immerse yourself in another culture.

Both Study Abroad and Work Placement are highly rewarding for students and are an ideal background to commencing the final year (Year 4) at DkIT.

Professional Accreditations

Students can gain additional professional awards including internationally recognised Gym Instructor and Personal Training awards as well as Coaching Ireland awards in ‘Coaching Children’ and ‘Coaching Young People’.

Fees and Funding

Please find information on fees and funding here:

Entry Requirements

Recent CAO Points

2023 CAO Round 1 Points


How To Apply

Apply on CAO

All standard entry first-year applicants must apply for entry through the CAO. See Important application dates for CAO and information for specific applicant types below:

CAO Code: DK867
Apply on CAO

Advanced Entry & Transfer Applications

Advanced Entry is for applicants who have previous educational achievements and/or work experience and want to be considered for direct entry into year  2, 3, or 4 of a course. This includes students looking to transfer to DkIT from another Higher Education provider.

Closing Date: 6th June
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International Application (non-EU)

International Applicants (not from or living in the EU) can apply through an agent or directly to DkIT to study this course.

Ask us a Question

If you have a question about the BA (Hons) in Sport and Exercise with Business please ask it below and we will get back to you.

David Cranny

Programme Director


Disclaimer: All module titles are subject to change and for indicative purposes only. All courses are delivered subject to demand and timetables are subject to change. Elective Module options will only run subject to student numbers. The relevant Department will determine the viability of each elective module option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose that option. Students will be offered alternative elective modules on their programme should their preferred elective option not be proceeding. Award Options for Common Entry Programmes: The relevant Department will determine the viability of each award option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose either option. If the numbers for one of the Award options exceed available places, students for this option will be selected based on Academic Merit (highest grades).