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BSc (Hons) Sports Psychology, Coaching & PE – Full Time

Portobello Institute

Do you want to understand how psychological factors affect performance and how participation in sport and exercise affect psychological and physical factors. If the answer is yes, then this BSc in Sports Psychology, Coaching & PE will be of interest to you. As you study this degree, you will learn to draw on knowledge from many related fields including biomechanics, physiology, kinesiology and psychology. You will explore cognitive, motor and emotional theories and how these impact an athlete’s performance. In addition to instruction and training of psychological skills for performance improvement, you will learn to apply sport psychology when working with athletes, coaches, parents regarding injury, rehabilitation, team building and career transitions.

This is a full-time honours degree programme with one to one support available to you throughout your learning journey. There is an easy payment plan designed to make this degree affordable for you. These factors, together with the one to one tutorial support, offer you a level 8 degree that is accessible, affordable and achievable.

During this degree you will explore general psychological theories and develop applied interventional skills to be used in practical settings with individuals or teams.  Over the course of this degree you will progressively build the knowledge and skills needed to perform needs analysis, develop interventional strategies, implement and assess these strategies and report back to multi-disciplinary team members. You will learn how psychological factors affect performance and how participation in sport and exercise affect psychological and physical factors.


Course Code SPCP-F-DS-OC-19
College Name Portobello Institute
Course Category Sport
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Honours Bachelor Degree
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 1
Course Start Date 1st October 2019
Course End Date 16th May 2020
Course Fee €5490 per year.
Course Times This programme is delivered over three academic years. Lectures are scheduled over 2-3 days per week to allow you to continue working part-time or participate in athletic training.
Title of Awarding BSc (Hons) in Sports Psychology, Coaching and PE.
Entry Requirements ntry is by direct application to Portobello Institute.The entry routes are as follows:Sitting the Leaving Certificate in 2019Students may apply and be granted a "Conditional Offer" prior to completing the Leaving Certificate.Step 1 - submit applicationStep 2 - Attend InterviewStep 3 - Conditional Offer issued on the basis of successful achievement of LC requirementsStep 4 - Confirm acceptance of a place and pay deposit as detailedPlaces can not be held open for applicants awaiting leaving certificate results, however should a student accept a place and then choose not to progress with this course, after first round CAO offers have been made, a refund of 75% of fees paid will be made. Refunds must be requested in writing on or before 23rd August 2019.With a Leaving Certificate;Minimum of grade C or O6 in ordinary level Biology*, English and Maths with a pass in 3 other subjects.*Students applying without LC Biology may complete QQI level 5 in Anatomy & Physiology, as a distance learning course, with Portobello Institute to compensate.orWithout the required Leaving Certificate;Applicants should meet one of the following criteria;QQI level 5 major award containing a biology subjectITEC level 2 award containing anatomy & physiologyAn undergraduate degree in another subjectQQI Level 5 Anatomy & Physiology - available through Portobello InstituteMature entry at 21 years without meeting the above criteriaEquivalent qualifications with biology/anatomy & physiology module
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43 Lower Dominick Street, Dublin 1, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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