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sports science (QQI Level 5)

This full-time one-year programme provides a solid foundation in General Science. The programme aims to provide both the knowledge and practical skills necessary to prepare learners for further studies in areas such as Biomedical, Pharmaceutical, Environmental, Agriculture, Food, Nutrition, Biological, Forensic and Sports Science as well as Pharmacy Technician programmes.

  1. Sports Anatomy & Physiology
  2. Nutrition
  3. Laboratory Skills
  4. Biology
  5. Microbiology
  6. Chemistry
  7. Mathematics
  8. Communications
  9. Work Experience

Modules are subject to change.

Leaving Certificate or QQI Level 4, or equivalent standard of education.  All applicants are subject to an interview and an online assessment.  Garda Vetting may also be required, depending on work placement setting.

Atlantic Technological University (ATU), Galway

      • AU663 Public Health Nutrition (Level 8), Galway

Atlantic Technological University (ATU), Sligo 

      • AU973  Clinical Measurement Physiology (Level 8)

Southeast Technological University (SETU), Carlow

      • SE901 Sport Rehabilitation & Athletic Therapy (Level 8)
      • SE903 Strength & Conditioning (Level 8)
      • SE905 Physical Education & Biology (Level 8)

Technological University of the Shannon (TUS), Athlone  

      • US788 Exercise & Health Science (Level 7) (Athlone)
      • US951 Sports Science with Exercise Physiology (Level 7), (Athlone)
      • US952 Sports Management with International Placement (Level 8), Athlone

Technological University of the Shannon (TUS), Thurles

      • US786 Applied Sports Science with Strength and Conditioning (Level 7), (Thurles)

Dublin City University (DCU)

      • DC202 Sports Science & Health (Level 8)
      • DC204 Athletic Therapy & Training (Level 8)
      • DC205 Physical Education & Biology (Level 8)

University of Galway

      • GY301  Science (Level 8)

University of Limerick (UL)

      • LM105  Exercise & Health Fitness Management (Level 8)

University College Dublin (UCD)

      • DN261 Food Science (Level 8)

Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin)

      • TU868  Clinical Measurement Science (Level 8)

For further information, please Elaine  on 057 9349424 or email

€50 QQI Level 5 Certification Fee – Medical Card holders or those in receipt of a Social Welfare payment are exempt from this Certification Fee.

VTOS: If you are over 21 years of age, are unemployed and have been getting certain social welfare payments for at least 6 months you can apply for the Vocational Training and Opportunities Scheme (VTOS). Successful applicants can receive a VTOS payment for the duration of the course, instead of their social welfare payment.  Small meal and travel allowances may also apply.


Course Details

Code: 5M3807

Award Title: QQI Level 5 – Certification in Laboratory Techniques

Duration: One year – September 2024 to May  2025.