The course is designed to teach all the skills of sports management and coaching techniques, combined with the fundamentals of business
It offers a wide range of career choices from coaching and training for all ages, to management and marketing of sportspeople, events or facilities and even the opportunity to set up your own business in sports, fitness and leisure.
It’s perfect for sports enthusiasts who are interested in business and business enthusiasts who are passionate about sports. So if you’re fit and active with good people skills and an interest in sport and business, then this is the course for you.
This is a comprehensive academic programme covering all aspects of sport and sport science plus finance, marketing, management, IT and event management which enables graduates to work effectively in Sports Management and Coaching environments. State of the art 4th generation articifical playing surface, a fully equipped gym, large sports hall, video performance analysis laboratory and a high performance training coaching space all contribute to its excellence. And an emphasis on personal development and a degree of independent learning combined with teamwork will prepare you for a successful career in whatever aspect of this far-reaching sector takes your fancy.
Students on this course can obtain REPS (Register of Exercise Professional) accreditation as part of their studies.
Graduates from this course may be able to gain employment in the following areas:
- Management in commercial leisure enterprises
- Management of public leisure and sporting enterprises
- Management in national governing bodies
- Management of field sport clubs
- Careers in local authorities
- Sports development officers
- Games promotion officers
- Coaching officers
- High performance coaching positions with academics
- Speed coaches
- Conditioning specialists
- Olympic lift training coaches
- Personal coaching enterprise.
Garda Vetting Requirements
To ensure the protection of the public, and to justify public trust and confidence, the Institute is committed to ensuring that only suitable candidates are allowed to undertake specific parts of the programmes.
Without satisfactory Garda clearance, students will be unable to complete the programme or receive an award. All places on the course are provisional and subject to the student obtaining satisfactory Garda vetting from the Central Garda Vetting Unit.
The current legal minimum age for sole application for Garda Vetting is 18 years of age. In the event of an applicant being between 16 and 18 years of age, written consent is also required from a parent or guardian.Each student will be advised of the standard process by college staff during year 1 of the course.
In addition to Garda vetting a medical assessment and provision of personal references may be required in regard to suitability for placement.
All prospective students must be aware that the course content requires a high degree of physical capability due to high activity content. It is also a requirement that each student obtains a valid First Aid Certificate within three months of commencement of the course and this must remain valid for the duration of the student’s participation on the course.
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In developing the new suite of sports management courses, ITB wishes to provide an opportunity to students who display particular sporting prowess to participate on this course. It is planned to reserve up to 10% of available places for such students. Students must apply to CAO in the usual manner and then make a separate application to ITB via the relevant sporting body, i.e., national or regional body.
Applicants must meet the minimum entry requirements for the course but there will be up to 50 points available at interview which will be added to the applicants Leaving Certificate or FETAC points total.
Offers of places to successful applicants will be made by the CAO in the normal way.
The closing date for receipt of applications for admission in September 2013 is the 1st March 2013.