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Exciting new Level 8 programme in Sport & Exercise Management

Exciting new Level 8 programme in Sport & Exercise Management

26 May, 2020

CIT is acutely aware of the increasing need and demands from the elite and sub-elite sporting industry in Ireland and abroad who are constantly demanding ‘work-ready’ graduates with significant experience-bases established, even at this early stage of their careers. The role of a comprehensive Internship Programme, that provides not just breadth, but also significant depth, in the operational machinations of the Sport and Leisure Industry, is an integral component in achieving such industry demands.



The CIT BBus (Honours) in Sport & Exercise Management programme is responding to the feedback from industry partners who feel that there is a need for a Level 8 programme with greater dedication to the applications of sports performance, the scientific aspects of sport and health, and also a greater emphasis on a work-ready graduate profile.


BBus (Honours) in Sport & Exercise Management

  • CAO Code: CR 430
  • Department of Sport, Leisure & Childhood Studies
  • Duration: Four Years (full-time), with L7 Exit
  • Enquiries to Dr Con Burns by email to

Programme Objectives

This programme will:

  • Enable graduates to specialise in their chosen field by offering specific niche modules in the Sport/Exercise/Health domain (e.g. Advanced Coaching Pedagogy, Strength & Conditioning, Performance Analysis & Management, Applied Sports Psychology, and Clinical Exercise).
  • Ensure that graduates are appropriately prepared with the necessary knowledge, skills and competencies for a career in the sports and leisure industry. The Semester-long Placement in Year 3 (with international Placement opportunities available) will further expand the employment opportunities for graduates as the industry looks favourably on extended internships.
  • Provide graduates with increased opportunities to apply for progression to Level 9/10 programmes, for example, Physiotherapy (MSc. @ UCC or UL), Sports Management (MSc. @ UCD), Sports Performance (MSc. @ UL), Sports Psychology (MSc. @ UL), and Teacher Education (PME Business @ UCC, UL, NUIG, MU amongst others).


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CIT’s Department of Sport, Leisure & Childhood Studies has extensive experience in both academic environments and also the practical sport and exercise field. The Department is very well placed to deliver this programme, which is career-focused and has a strong applied element linked with industry partners. Furthermore, the Department has established links with several professional and accreditation bodies such as the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS) Ireland, the International Therapy Examination Council (ITEC), the European College of Sport Sciences, the UK Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA), Cork Sports Partnership, the HSE/Healthy Ireland Network as well as a multitude of National Governing Bodies (NGBs) (GAA, FAI, IRFU, Hockey Ireland, Volleyball Ireland, Athletics Ireland amongst others).


Graduate Profile

Graduates of the programme will have expertise in the following areas:

  • High Performance Sport and Coaching
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Applied Sports Psychology
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Sports Marketing
  • Health Promotion
  • Skill Acquisition
  • Personal Training
  • Physical Activity across the Lifespan
  • Adapted Physical Activity

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