A new degree in sports science has been developed by Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT). The BSc (Hons) in Sports Science with Exercise Physiology is scheduled to commence in September and application can be made to it through the CAO’s change of mind facility (course code AL837).
The four-year degree will equip students with the necessary skills to meet the needs of elite athletes, as well as the health and fitness requirements of the general population. The programme combines areas such as performance testing, nutrition, exercise therapy for recovery, analytical techniques used for screening performance-enhancing drugs, and biomechanics.
Application to the degree must be made through the CAO’s change of mind facility. Applicants must hold a minimum of Grade C3 at higher level in two subjects, plus a minimum of Grade D3 at ordinary level in four other subjects. Two of these six subjects must be Mathematics and a language (English or Irish).