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Sports Science (QQI Level 5)

This one year full-time programme will give students an insight into science with a focus on sports anatomy and physiology and nutrition.  It will develop skills and knowledge to prepare students for future study in the areas of health, nutrition or sports science.

  • Sports Anatomy & Physiology
  • Work Experience
  • Communications
  • Mathematics
  • Laboratory Skills
  • Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Biology
  • Nutrition 

 All 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. Depending on work placement setting, Garda Vetting may also be required.

Links to Third Level 

Technological University of the Shannon (TUS) 

US788 Exercise & Health Science (Level 7) (Athlone)

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

US951 Sports Science with Exercise Physiology (Level 7)

US952 Sports Management with International Placement (Level 8)

Dublin City University (DCU)

DC202 Sports Science & Health (Level 8)

DC204 Athletic Therapy & Training (Level 8)

DC205 Physical Education & Biology (Level 8)

South East Technological University (SETU)

SE901 Sport Rehabilitation & Athletic Therapy (Level 8)

SE903 Strength & Conditioning (Level 8)

SE905 Physical Education & Biology (Level 8)

University of Limerick (UL)

LM105 Exercise & Health Fitness Management (Level 8)

University College Dublin (UCD)

DN261 Food Science (Level 8)
 ATU Sligo  AU973 Clinical Measurement Physiology (Level 8)

For further information, please contact 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


Award Title: QQI Level 5 – Certification in Sports & Recreation

Duration: One year  –  September  2024 to  May 2025.