BA in Sport, Exercise & Enterprise

Course Points
244
Course Duration
3 Years
Course Level
Level 7
Course Places
40 Places

Course Summary

This 3-year Level 7 degree course presents students with a unique opportunity to develop leadership and entrepreneurial skills in an environment that demands academic rigour as well as practical application. The sports and exercise element of the programme focuses on activities the general population engage in throughout the life course. While the Enterprise and Business elements of the programme focus on modules in creativity, innovation and teamwork, entrepreneurship, new venture development, social entrepreneurship and graduate life skills.

Important notice about this course

Some modules within the BA in Sport, Exercise and Enterprise course have a physical activity component and require active engagement from the student in order to fulfil the requirements of the course.

Because of the nature of the placements on this course, applicants will be required to successfully pass police/garda vetting for all jurisdictions where the applicant was/is resident.

The BA in Sport, Exercise and Enterprise presents students with a unique opportunity to develop leadership and entrepreneurial skills in an environment that demands academic rigour as well as practical application.

This course will equip you with the knowledge, skills and attributes to be a leader in your chosen field. The sports and exercise element of the course focuses on activities the general population engage in throughout the life course. These are specifically aimed at children, youths, adults, older adults and special populations, and reflect the changing nature of participation throughout growth, maturation and ageing. You can attain a wide range of coaching qualifications in GAA, FAI, IRFU, Athletics, Sailing and Kayaking, to name but a few.

You will also have the opportunity to reinforce academic learning with a number of progressive, professional awards in Exercise and Fitness each year with the potential to gain a QCF Level 4 (NFQ level 6) qualification as a specialist trainer by Year 4. This, combined with modules designed to analyse and improve personal and team performance, makes you immediately employable as a professional practitioner.

The Enterprise and Business elements of the course focus on modules in creativity, innovation and teamwork, entrepreneurship, new venture development, social entrepreneurship and graduate life skills. You will acquire the skills needed to assess current market conditions and develop your own business ideas. You will have an opportunity to put theory into practice on Work Placement, where we have built effective relationships with a number of innovative, supportive and exciting organisations.

Should you wish to broaden your horizons further you have the opportunity to ‘Study abroad’ in UMEA University, Sweden, as part of our Erasmus programme.

The course aims to develop analytical leaders with the problem solving skills to drive innovation within the Community and Commercial sectors. Graduates of the BA Sport, Exercise and Enterprise will be equipped to add real value to the economic, social, cultural progress and quality of life of communities. Therefore, if you have an interest in sport and exercise, are a self-starter, and wish to develop your career prospects within a supportive and challenging academic environment, we look forward to hearing from you.

Year 1 - Semester 1:
(Mandatory)

Year 1 - Semester 2:
(Mandatory)

Year 2 - Semester 1
(Mandatory)

Year 2 - Semester 2:
(Mandatory)

Year 3 - Semester 1:
(Mandatory)

  • Work Placement

OR

  • Studies Abroad in our partner College, UMEA University in Sweden.

Year 3 - Semester 2:
(Mandatory)

Elective modules include:

Sport

Or

Enterprise

*Students who have successfully completed the first two years of this course and who wish to leave after two years, may be awarded a Level 6 Higher Certificate in Arts.

Graduates of this course have a wide variety of career opportunities, including but not limited to:

  • Sports Development Officers
  • Exercise and Fitness professionals
  • Physical Activity Coordinators
  • Leisure Facility Management
  • Adapted Physical Activity Officers
  • Sports Coaching

Students who complete the course with Enterprise Electives are eligible to apply for the Bachelor of Business (Hons) (add-on).

All students are eligible to apply to the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Sport, Exercise and Enterprise (add-on).

Please find information on fees and funding here: www.dkit.ie/fees

Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements:

  • Six Grades at O6 or H7 in Leaving Certificate
      • INCLUDING at least one H5 Grade, or minimum Points Score of 200
      • AND Mathematics Grade F2, O6 or H7
      • AND English Grade O6
      • OR H7 Irish Grade O6 or H7.

PLEASE NOTE: Students who have completed successfully a FETAC Level 6 award in a Sports related area are eligible to apply directly to the School of Business and Humanities for entry to Year 2 of the programme. We especially welcome applications from mature students.

 

Northern Ireland/UK Entry Requirements:

Applicants must meet the matriculation requirement of 5 different subjects which must include: 

  • Mathematics at GCSE (Grade A* - C) or better
  • English (or Irish) at GCSE (Grade A* - C) or better
  • One subject at either:
        • ‘A Level’ (Grade A* - C or better)
        • OR Applied A-Level (Grade A* - E)
        • OR BTEC National Level 3 (National Award, Subsidiary Diploma, Extended Certificate, 90-Credit Diploma, Foundation Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma) (Pass,Merit or Distinction).
        • OR OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 (Introductory Diploma, Extended Certificate, Subsidiary Diploma, Foundation Diploma, 90-Credit Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma) (Pass, Merit or Distinction)
  • The remaining subjects must be different from those listed above and may be drawn from recognised subjects at:
        • GCSE (Grade A* - C)
        • AND/OR AS Level’ (Grades A - E)
        • AND/OR A-level’ (Grades A* - E)
        • AND/OR Applied ‘A-level’ (Grade A* - E)
        • AND/OR BTEC National Level 3 (National Award, Subsidiary Diploma, Extended Certificate, 90-Credit Diploma, Foundation Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma*) (Pass, Merit or Distinction).
        • AND/OR OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 (Introductory Diploma, Extended Certificate, Subsidiary Diploma, Foundation Diploma, 90-Credit Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma*) (Pass, Merit or Distinction).

David Cranny (Programme Director)
Phone: +353 42 9370851
Email: david.cranny@dkit.ie

Michael McCorry (Lecturer, Department of Humanities)
Phone: +353 42 9370818
Email: michael.mccorry@dkit.ie

Course ID DK763
Level 7
Duration 3 Years
Points 244
Places 40
School School of Business & Humanities
Department Humanities
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
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How to Apply

All applications for this course must be made directly to the CAO by using the course ID
DK763.

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Northern Ireland & UK

Applicants from Northern Ireland/UK must also apply through CAO. Find out more information about
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