Career Investigation

The career  i would be interested in would be the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Sports Management & Coaching CW858.  This course is the only one of its kind in Ireland and can only accept twenty applications a year. This four year course is carried out at Carlow IT.

CAO Entry:NFQ level 8

  • Course Code:CW858
  • Course Places:20
  • Last Year’s Points Range:700 Portfolio [also an interview may be required]
  • Duration:4 Years

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This four-year honours degree course is the only one of its kind in Ireland and is delivered in association with the major sporting bodies including FAI, GAA and Leinster Rugby. The Sport Management and Coaching programme develops students skills and knowledge in equal measures between the student’s chosen sport (GAA, Rugby or Soccer) and the business aspects of management and coaching. Mandatory subjects over the life of the programme include: player development; coach education; anatomy and physiology; writing and research; sports management; finance; sponsorship and media management; performance management; nutrition; strategic management. Students will normally have three business and three sports related modules which vary slightly, depending on the chosen sport.

On completion of the programme, students will have a detailed understanding of:
Player development;

  • Coach education;
  • Sport finance;
  • Sport media and marketing;
  • Strength & conditioning;
  • Programme planning;
  • Performance Analysis.

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate:

  • 6 subjects with at least 2 subjects at Higher Level Grade H5 or better.
  • 4 subjects at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7.

Subjects required:

  • English or Irish at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7 or better.

Portfolio: Applicants will be required to submit a portfolio with details of applicant’s playing, administration and coaching background. Applicants must nominate one of three sports: rugby; GAA or soccer.

Mature applicants must also submit a portfolio and will be assessed on an individual basis and may be interviewed.


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