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Code
WD006
Cao points
🛈270 -601
Level
8
Campus
Cork Road
Duration
4 years
Credits
240 ECTS
Placements
Available
Study Abroad
Yes
International Applications
Accepted
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Exercise Sciences (Common Entry)

Exercise Sciences (Common Entry) is an exciting new four year degree path for those wishing to pursue a programme of study in the area of exercise science but who also wish to graduate in a specialist field. It is for students interested in Exercise Science as a broad career, but who are unsure about their specific areas of interest or career plan. Successful completion of the first two years of the common entry programme in Exercise Science is required in order to progress onto one of the specialist Level 8 exit award pathways.

Reasons for choosing Exercise Sciences (Common Entry)

The broader nature of the first two years of the degree programme will allow you time to learn about the wide range of career opportunities available in the fields of exercise science before deciding on a career path. The Common Entry Scheme therefore provides you with an exciting educational experience (both academic and practical) in exercise science whilst providing you with opportunities to sample areas of specialism prior to deciding which particular path you wish to follow in terms of your final award specialism.

In this programme you will study subjects, supported by practical placements, related to Exercise Science in the first two years of your degree. These subjects will include such areas as Fitness and Movement; Functional Anatomy & Kinesiology; Sport & Exercise Biomechanics; Data & Measurement; Business for the Exercise Professional; Nutrition; energy and macronutrients and Positive Psychology. In the final two years of your degree you will take a specialist pathway. 

Exercise Sciences degree options

Exercise Sciences (Common Entry) has three specialist exit pathways. Towards the end of your second year of the common entry degree programme you will be asked to select one of them to study in order to obtain your final award:

common entry

Your Choice of Specialist Pathway

Exercise Sciences (Common Entry) has three specialist exit pathways. Towards the end of your second year of the common entry degree programme you will be asked to select one of them to study in order to obtain your final award:

BSc (Hons) in Sport & Exercise Science

On the BSc (Hons) in Sport & Exercise Science you will study, in depth such areas as Conditioning for Performance Sport; Applied Biomechanics and Sports Medicine to name but three, as well as doing a significant research project in your final year of study. In the second semester of your third year you will be embedded within a relevant work based placement.

BSc (Hons) in Nutrition & Exercise Science

On the BSc (Hons) in Nutrition & Exercise Science you will study such areas as Assessment for Nutritional Status; Nutrition for Sports Performance and Sport and Exercise Nutrition to name but three, as well as doing a significant research project in your final year of study. In the second semester of your third year you will be embedded within a relevant work based placement.

BSc (Hons) in Health & Exercise Science

On the BSc (Hons) in Health & Exercise Science you will study such areas as Physical Activity Assessment and Evaluation; Nutrition for Health and Advanced Sport & Exercise Physiology to name but three, as well as doing a significant research project in your final year of study. In the second semester of your third year you will be embedded within a relevant work based placement.

common entry

Leaving Cert: Minimum entry requirements for Exercise Sciences (Common Entry):

2 subjects: H5
4 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7
Mathematics: O6/H7

 

Applying for Exercise Sciences (Common Entry) on the CAO:

 

You can apply for WD006 only ONCE. You must select ONE degree option i.e. ESS (Sport and Exercise Science), ESN (Nutrition and Exercise Science) or ESH (Health and Exercise Science).

Applicants who select one specific degree option are guaranteed a place in the programme (e.g. WD006 ESS), subject to meeting the entry requirements and points. Applicants who are undecided should choose WD006 GEN.

At the end of year 1, students must confirm their degree option and may change their selection up to that date.

 

Advanced and Equivalent Entry for Exercise Sciences (Common Entry):

 

Career Opportunities for Exercise Sciences (Common Entry) graduates

Career opportunities will be subject to your choice of specialist exit pathways. Exercise Sciences (Common Entry) has three specialist exit pathways. Towards the end of your second year of the common entry degree programme you will be asked to select one of them to study in order to obtain your final award. For more information on the career opportunities visit the following courses.

 

Follow on study from Exercise Sciences (Common Entry)

 

Opportunities for postgraduate study are available at WIT and other insitutions. The opportunities for postgraduate study will be subject to the course you choose to get your degree in. For more information on the follow on study opportunities visit the following courses

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