The B.Sc. in Sports and Leisure Management takes a student-centred approach to learning. Students engage with the Sports, Leisure and associated sectors through innovative teaching and actively learning by doing. Real-life problem solving takes place through engagement with community and industry, and collaborative and reflective learning will include using case studies, guest lectures from experts in their field, and site visits to a range of Sports and Leisure facilities. The programme is a mix of business, sports and leisure theory and applied modules providing you when you graduate with a wide range of competencies and attributes that you will find valuable working within the Sports, Leisure and associated sectors. You will study topics such as Communication, Marketing, Intercultural Competence, Leadership in Health Activity and Nutrition, Entrepreneurship, Leisure Law, and Facilities Management. Graduates will build the attributes and competencies required to work in the field.Using options in Years 2 and 3, you can tailor your interests around the themes of community, leisure and wellness, tourism or management. A final-year dissertation will be chosen from themes of Community; Leisure and Well-being; Tourism; and Management. In Year 2, students have the option to study at a partner University in Europe, under the Erasmus programme. Students will undertake a 6-month professional work placement. This may be completed outside Ireland, also under the Erasmus programme. On graduation, you may continue to postgraduate study in TU Dublin or elsewhere. Graduates will have the opportunity to gain accreditation in areas such as personal training and pool lifeguard. Exit Level 7 award available for this programme
What you will learn
Year One Leisure Studies Digital 1 - Fundamentals Professional Business Communication 1 Intercultural Awareness in HTLE or Language Accounting for Tourism and Leisure Safety Programme for Leisure Management Professional Business Communication 2 Marketing for Tourism, Hospitality, Leisure and Event Operations OR Aquatic Studies Intercultural Competence in HTLE or Language Leadership in Health Activity and Nutrition Management 1 for HTLE Year Two Economics for HTLE Stream A: Leisure Operations OR Stream B: Exercise Health Studies and Personal Training 1 Leisure and Sports Policy and Planning Talent Management for Tourism, Travel and Leisure instead of Introduction to HR Management 2 Option 1 Management Accounting- Cost and Decision –making Leisure Facility Safety Stream A: Leisure Management Behaviour Competencies OR Stream B: Exercise Health Studies and Personal Training 2 Leisure Law Digital 2 – Literacy Option 2 Year Three Sustainable Sports and Leisure Facilities Management Strategic Management- An applied approach Data Analysis Management Accounting- Planning and Control Option 3 Option 4 Professional Work Placement and Career Management Year Four Research Methods Marketing Strategy for Tourism Hospitality and Leisure Leadership Entrepreneurship Digital 3 – Channel Competencies Applied Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Contemporary and Future Issues in Leisure Strategic Management: Case Study Approach The Workplace of Tomorrow Undergraduate Dissertation Options will be offered based on the themes: Community, Leisure and Well-being, Tourism, and Management. Option modules offered will depend on availability of staff.
Who is the course for?
Previous graduates have developed careers as activity co-ordinators, consultants and project managers, event organisers, facility managers, personal trainers, sport and leisure development officers with local authorities, national governing bodies and educational institutions. Graduates have also developed roles in sales and marketing, membership management, information technology, and have progressed to general management and group management functions within sports and leisure organisations. Graduates have also had successful careers in the wider services sectors including retail, financial services and public administration. Graduates may also wish to set up their own business within the sector, and skills and competencies are focused on this during the later years of the Programme.