Undergraduate
BSc (Hons) Health & Performance Science

University College Dublin

Course Overview


Health & Performance Science focuses on the scientific principles underlying the promotion and enhancement of sport, physical health and exercise.

This BSc degree addresses the application of sport and exercise science to high performance sport and to improving physical health, well-being and fitness across our life span. If you have a particular interest in how sport and exercise science can be applied across numerous disciplines, ranging from adolescents and elite athletes to specific disease populations, then this degree is for you. The programme places a large emphasis on practical skill-based teaching, giving students the opportunity to engage in active learning. This develops critical competencies in analysis, evaluation and testing.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Dublin City

What is the length of the course?

3 Years Full-time


When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?

September

Placement options

Health & Performance Science students can apply to study abroad for a semester in the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, through one of the Sport & Exercise exchange agreements.


Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places

40

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 25,600 p.a.

Living Costs per year

€ 12,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits


  • Students develop a range of skills at the interface of science, sports performance and health across the lifespan.
  • You’ll also be an expert in the analysis and evaluation of human sports and exercise performance. Graduates can find employment in: Sport and exercise consultancy, Health promotion, Professional athlete or team support

Entry requirements

How to Apply

Once you are ready to start your application, please click on APPLY NOW

As part of your application, you will be required to submit:

  • Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
  • Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A copy of your passport
  • Personal Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum entry requirements

YEAR 1 ENTRY

  • Example of high school qualifications that are considered for Year 1 entry are as follows:
    A-Level, IB Diploma, US Diploma, SAT, ACT, AP, ILC, HKDSE, STPM, CBSE, CISCE, ATAR, CAPE and NCEA.
  • If you have a different high school qualification you may have to apply for a foundation programme.

FOUNDATION YEAR ENTRY

  • Students who do not meet entry requirements for Year 1 can apply for a foundation programme at most universities. Contact our counsellors for further details and advice on a suitable course for you.

English Requirements

• IELTS: An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version.
• TOEFL:

  1. A minimum score of 600 in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), with Test of Written English at 475+
  2. A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based TOEFL (Ibt) with a score of at least 20 in each section.

• Pearson English Language Text: Minimum of 63 and at least 59 for each item in the Communicative Skills section.
• Temporary measure for 2020 ONLY (Response to Covid 19): For students affected by testing centre closures due to COVID-19, UCD has approved the use of the Duolingo English Test (DET) as a temporary measure for the 2020 intake. The minimum requirement will be a DET score of 110.

Special Entry Requirements

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Career Prospects


When you graduate, you’ll be skilled in the prescription and management of therapeutic exercise interventions in healthcare and sporting settings. You’ll also be an expert in the analysis and evaluation of human sports and exercise performance. Graduates can find employment in:
• Sport and exercise consultancy
• Health promotion
• Professional athlete or team support
• Exercise physiology
• Strength and conditioning
• Education and research
They are also eligible to apply for MSc and PhD programmes in the UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy & Sports Science.

Notes


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