Bachelor of Business in Applied Sport with Business

  • NFQ Level 7
  • Points Required 215*
  • Course Code SG134
  • Award Ordinary Bachelor Degree Abinitio
  • Duration 3

Course Summary


If you have an interest in sport, recreation, outdoor pursuits, or in coaching and instruction, this is an ideal course for you.

This course will allow you to study all aspects of sport, leisure and recreation allied with advanced business, management and communication skills. The course features a high level of practical activity ranging from all swimming-based activities, surfing, fitness instruction and sports coaching. You will have the chance to attain valuable national and international qualifications including European-recognised gym instruction and personal training qualifications, lifeguarding, swim instructor and several coaching awards.

Key Skills:

We have incorporated a number of key skills in the course to equip you for a career in the sport and recreation industry:

  • You will gain practical experience in teaching, skills development, team and personal coaching across a broad range of indoor and outdoor leisure and sporting activities
  • You will develop competencies in core business areas including management, marketing, finance, law and computer applications
  • You will develop your people-related skills including communication, interpersonal, team-working and customer service skills
  • You will understand and learn how to apply conceptual and organisational skills including collecting and organising information, problem solving, planning and organising
  • You will be tutored on gym instruction
  • You will gain valuable experience in surfing/swimming
  • There is a work placement during the second semester of year three.

EXTRA QUALIFICATIONS:

You can also achieve these extra sports qualifications over the period your studies:

  • Level One and Two IHF Community Walking Leader. 
  • Level One Athletics Ireland Coaching.
  • EQF Level 3 Fitness Instructor. 
  • EQF Level 4 Personal Trainer. 
  • Irish Water Safety Assistant Swim teacher award. 
  • Royal Lifesaving Society Emergency Response Swimming Pools award. 
  • Royal Lifesaving Society National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (with Automated External Defibrillation). 
  • Irish Water Safety Level 2 Swim teacher award. 
  • GAA - Foundation or level 1 award. 
  • IRFU - Lep Rugby award. 
  • Basketball Ireland - Introductory Basketball Award. 

 

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for CAO courses at IT Sligo are available for download below:

Garda vetting:

You should note that all entrants to this course will be required to undergo vetting by the Garda Síochána. If you have a criminal conviction in Ireland or elsewhere, this may adversely impact on your ability to undertake a professional placement or to secure employment.

Successful applicants for this course will be required to undergo a medical evaluation. The purpose of the evaluation is to identify students with special exercise requirements. This information is strictly confidential and any offer made will not be withdrawn on the basis of medical information supplied.

Hepatitis B vaccination will be required for work placement.

 

Career Opportunities

Skilled graduates are in high demand in the rapidly expanding leisure, recreation, and service industry. This includes sports facility management, sports development, health promotion, personal training, coaching and instruction.

This course is a great platform providing routes to PE, running your own business and personal training.

Further Study

Qualified applicants may progress to the one year add-on Bachelor of Business (Hons) degree level 8 where you can continue your specialism in the sport with business stream or opt for the marketing or general business stream. Our graduates also have the opportunity to pursue a career in teaching through postgraduate studies. Other areas of further study open to you upon graduation include health promotion, marketing, management, sports psychology and strength and conditioning.

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EXTRA QUALIFICATIONS:

You can also achieve these extra sports qualifications over the period your studies:

  • Level One Athletics Coaching Qualification. 
  • Level One and Two IHF Community Walking Leader. 
  • EQF Level 3 Fitness Instructor. 
  • EQF Level 4 Personal Trainer. 
  • Irish Water Safety Assistant Swim teacher award. 
  • Royal Lifesaving Society Emergency Response Swimming Pools award. 
  • Royal Lifesaving Society National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (with Automated External Defibrillation). 
  • Irish Water Safety Level 2 Swim teacher award. 
  • GAA - Foundation or level 1 award. 
  • IRFU - Lep Rugby award. 
  • Basketball Ireland - Introductory Basketball Award.