Featured


Courses

SETU Waterford offers a broad range of academic programmes from levels 6 to 10 on the national framework of qualifications across Business, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Humanities, Science and Computing.

Courses Landing page

Study at SETU Waterford

Discover the routes into studying at SETU Waterford for school leavers, adult learners, further education students, graduates and people who have already started studies elsewhere as well as options for those interested in online courses.

Study at SETU Waterford landing Page

Students

Discover the routes into studying at SETU Waterford for school leavers, adult learners, further education students, graduates and people who have already started studies elsewhere as well as options for those interested in online courses.

Students Landing Page

Schools

SETU Waterford offers a broad range of academic programmes from levels 6 to 10 on the national framework of qualifications across Business, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Humanities, Science and Computing.

Schools Landing Page

International

The Office for International Relations co-ordinates the admission, administration and support for international students throughout the course of their studies at SETU Waterford.

International Landing Page

Research

SETU Waterfordis recognised as the leading research performer in the institute of technology sector with research activities that are internationally benchmarked, strategic, and economically relevant. Find out about the amazing multi disciplinary research under way

Research Landing Page

About

Discover the routes into studying at SETU Waterford for school leavers, adult learners, further education students, graduates and people who have already started studies elsewhere as well as options for those interested in online courses.

About Landing Page

News

Uncover the research discoveries, student and staff achievements, human stories, community spirit, global links and external engagement news at SETU Waterford

News Landing Page

Events

From virtual events to conferences, talks, public lectures and happenings in on-campus venues SETU Waterford is a hub of activity. Stay up to date with our calendar of upcoming events.

Events Landing Page

Ms. Deirdre Barry

Title:

Lecturer in the Department of Health, Sport and Exercise Science

School/ Department:

Health Sciences - Sport And Exercise Science

Room Name/ Num:

TL153 051834024 Tourism & Leisure Education Building

Campus:

Main Campus

arrow-down

My Biography

Deirdre Barry is a lecturer in the Department of Health, Sport and Exercise Science since 2003. She teaches on the Bachelor of Business Studies (Recreation and Sport Management) and BA in Exercise and Health Studies. Deirdre also teaches on a course run in the Department of Nursing. The course - Certificate in Skills for Independent Living is run specifially for students with Intellectual Disabilities.

Deirdre completed a Diploma in Business Studies (Recreation and Leisure), a BA(Hons) in Recreation and Leisure and completed an MA. in Disability Sports Studies at Waterford Institute of Technology

Research

Conference 

The Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in Mainstream Post-Primary Physical Education from the Perspective of the Physical Education Teacher -  (4th) National Adapted Physical Activity Conference, Tralee, Co. Kerry, May 2011.

 

Evaluation

Barry, D. & Connor, S., (2009),  Evaluation of the Sporting Chance Programme, National Learning Network, Tralee

Teaching

Deirdre teaches in the Department of Health, Sport and Exercise Science

Teaching areas and Modules include:

  • Adapted Physical Activity
  • Exercise Programming for Persons with Disabilities,
  • Therapeutic Recreation
  • Recreation for Special Populations (Youth at Risk, Disability, Older Adults)
  • Group Fitness instruction
  • Sports Pedagogy (particularly Aquatics)
  • Activity Leadership
  • Work Placement supervision 
  • Skills for Independent Living - Health and Fitness

Professional

Professional Bodies

Works closely with the education department with NGB for swimmming - Swim Ireland

 

Professional Membership

Swim Ireland

National Council for Exercise and Fitness

Irish Water Safety

Royal Life Saving Society  Member/Trainer/Assessor

Irish Sports Council - Safeguarding Children

 

Professional Partneerships

Works at devleoping partnerships wth community partners in the areas of disability and activity participation - Special Olympics, Brothers of Charity, Unique Aquatic Fitness and Waterford Sports Partnership.