Dungarvan College / Coláiste Dhún Garbhán is a Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board Centre.
Waterford & Wexford ETB

Sports Science

Sports Science

Course Description

This Sport Science programme is specifically designed for learners who wish to progress to further college studies in sport science and physical education teaching. This programme will allow learners to learn more about sports science, sports nutrition, exercise and coaching. The programme is ideally suited to any learner who wishes to progress to PE Teaching in UCC or other UK colleges.

Programme Content

  • Sport & Recreation Studies
  • Exercise & Fitness
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Soccer Coaching
  • Rugby Coaching
  • Work Experience
  • GAA Coaching
  • Volleyball Coaching
  • Hurling Coaching
  • Communications

Progression Opportunities

  • Physical Education, Sports Science and Arts - UCC (reserved places for QQI graduates)
  • Physical Education - UL (reserved places for QQI graduates)
  • BA Sport, Business and Coaching - SETU Carlow Campus (reserved places for QQI graduates)
  • BSc Sport and Exercise Science - SETU Carlow Campus (reserved places for QQI graduates)
  • BSc in Sports Coaching and Performance - SETU (reserved places for QQI graduates)
  • Applied Sports Science with Performance Technology - TUS Thurles (reserved places for QQI graduates)
  • Applied Sports Science with Sport and Exercise Nutrition - TUS Thurles (reserved places for QQI graduates)


  • Awarding Body: QQI
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Award Code: 5M5146
  • Level: 5
  • Award Title: Sports, Recreation & Exercise

Career Opportunities

Graduates from this programme are provided with a foundation for study in the field of PE and Sport Science. Graduates can also apply to UCC for a limited number of reserved QQI places on the Sports Studies and Physical Education course, which are available on a competitive basis.

While we make every effort to ensure that the information is accurate and up-to-date at the time of publication, this information may be subject to changes or amendments by third-level institutions or other sources. Therefore, we recommend that you always verify the information with the relevant institutions or authorities before making any decisions based on it.


Every year a number of learners have the opportunity to travel to another European country for three weeks of fully funded work experience. The students attend work in their vocational area.


College Registration Fee €200

For more information on the Sports Science course contact the course coordinator Mark Fitzsimons at markfitzsimons@wwetb.ie

Youghal Rd, Cloneety, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, X35 PV34
058 41184
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