The Sport Studies and Physical Education degree is a dynamic course that aims to produce the best educators in physical education, sport and physical activity settings. As well as qualifying to teach PE, you will also graduate in a chosen specialist arts subject from one of the following: English (five places), Irish,Mathematics, French orHistory.
Graduates from our course display independent and innovative thinking and are agents of change in the area of sport, physical activity and physical education. Our staff are experts and leading researchers in their discipline.
Teaching, coaching and community placements are available throughout the course and we work in partnership with schools, clubs and the community, allowing you to become part of the teaching and coaching professional community from the beginning.
The course also operates a comprehensive mentoring programme involving buddy mentoring, tutor mentoring and teacher/coach mentors.
Year 1 Modules (All 5 credits):
AN1063 Anatomy of Exercise
ED1308 Psychosocial Basis of Physical Education, Sport & Health
ED1309 Movement Analysis
ED1310 Introduction to Exercise Physiology
ED1314 Practical Areas 1
ED1316 Placement 1
ED1322 Curriculum Design: Youth, Learning & Cultural Contexts
ED1323 Practical Areas 2
One Arts subject (15 credits) from English, French, Gaeilge/Irish, History or Mathematical Studies
In addition, you will learn about dance, gymnastics, striking and fielding, badminton, athletics and aquatics and adventure activities, as well as your a specialist Arts subject (The Arts subject is studied throughout all four years). Youwill also complete your first school/club placement under the guidance of a mentor.
Year 2 Modules:
Exercise Prescription; Exercise Physiology; Practical Areas; Physical Education Teacher & Coaching Pedagogy; Placement; Creativity & Innovation in Physical Education; Sport and Physical Activity
Arts subject continued from First Year (25 credits)
Practical modules include dance, gymnastics, GAA and rugby. You will also complete your second placement in a school setting where youwill observe, plan and teach PE under the guidance of a mentor.
Year 3 Modules:
Skill Acquisition & Analysis; Sports Medicine; Curriculum & Assessment; Placement; Research Methods; Policy and Practice in Physical Education; Disability: Pedagogical Approaches to Physical Education
Understanding Health & Wellness and Health Promotion
Youwill also focus on your specialist Arts subject during yourthird school-based placement, during which youwill observe and teach this subject in a school under the supervision of a mentor.
Year 4 Modules:
Philosophy & History of Education; Professional Issues in Education; Approaches to Teaching & Assessment in Physical Education; Research Project; Placements; Historical & Philosophical Aspects of Physical Education
ED4309 Health 3 or ED4310 Coaching Science 3
and one from the following (all 5 credits)
ED4319 The Teaching of Irish; ED4328 The Teaching of English; ED4329 Second Language Education - French; ED4331 The Teaching of History; ED4334 The Teaching of Mathematics
You will be ona school placement, teaching PE and yourspecialist Arts subject for an entire school year (mornings only). Youwill then return to university for lectures, practicals and workshops in the afternoons.
You can find out more in theCollege Calendar for more detailed information on the programme and the Book of Modulesfor a more detailed description of programme modules.
Course Code: CK116
Course Title: Sports Studies and Physical Education
College: Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
Duration: 4 years
Teaching Mode: Full-time
Qualifications: BEd (Hons)
NFQ Level: Level 8
Costs: Full-time EU/EEA/Swiss State undergraduate students may be exempt from paying tuition fees. The State will pay the tuition fees for students who satisfy the Free Fees Criteria. In 2016/17 the Student Contribution Charge will be EUR 3,000 and the Capitation Fee will be EUR 165. Costs may include EUR 150 for SSPE sports clothing; and EUR 400 for the Assistant Swim Teachers Course.
2017 Entry Requirements: H5 in two subjects, and O6/H7 in four other subjects in the Leaving Certificate from Irish, English, another language, and three other subjects recognised for entry purposes.
Entry Points: 2016: 490. Points may vary from year to year.
Written exams will take place before Christmas and in May. Not all modules will have formal examinations. Many modules use other types of assessment including in-class tests, oral presentations, assignments, end-of-semester exams, portfolios and reflections, microteaching/microcoaching etc. You will developinvaluable transferable skills of independent, critical thinking by completing thesewide-ranging assessments.
EU Applicants: Application to Year 1 of the degree programme is made directly through the Central Applications Office (CAO). Applicants should apply online at www.cao.ie. The normal closing date for receipt of completed applications is 1st February of the year of entry.
Mature Applicants: Application is made through theCAOand the closing date for receipt of completed applications is 1st February of the year of proposed entry.
Further Contact Information
Ms Stefanie Wojtek
T: +353 (0)21 490 3055