Centre for Sports Studies - UCD:
The Centre for Sport Studies, established in University College Dublin (UCD) in 1999, serves as a focus of innovative academic activity in the increasingly important areas of Sports Studies through research, consultancy and the provision of multidisciplinary teaching. Among the courses offered is the three-year Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree course in Sport and Exercise Management.Email: Contact us below ( or request a callback ).BSc in Sport and Exercise Management:
The multidisciplinary nature of the BSc in Sport and Exercise Management equips students with competencies in areas such as management, marketing, event planning, human resources, economics/finance, development, exercise, nutrition and coaching, which each underpin the structure and governance of sport today. The combination of UCD's internationally recognised academic excellence and sporting reputation makes it well suited to those wishing to join this burgeoning industry.
Stage 1 of the programme prepares students for university study with modules that outline core academic and information technology skills, as well as the basic foundations in sport and exercise management, with modules in financial management, marketing, human resource management and sports management. Other Stage 1 modules broaden students' perspective by examining the cultural foundations of sport, sports law, coaching and sports development.
Stage 2 offers common core modules in event management, economics of sport, sport/health psychology, sports operational management and sports development, and in Semester 2 students specialise in one of the following areas:
- Sports Management
- Exercise Management or
- Coaching Management
During the summer following Stage 2, students gain invaluable practical experience in the sports, exercise or coaching industry by completing a structured work placement either in Ireland or abroad.
The final stage of the programme advances students' expertise in both the business of sport and their selected area of specialisation in sports, exercise or coaching management. Students also undertake an individual research project that impacts critical skills in project design and management in response to current issues within the broader industry.