INTRA Programme BSc Sport Science and Health

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BSc Sport Science and Health


Relevant work experience is a central feature of education at DCU and is an integral part of all undergraduate degrees. This is called INtegratedTRAining or INTRA.  Through the provision of high quality education with innovative and integrative research, the aim of the School of Health and Human Performance is to provide students with an understanding of the principles that underlie their discipline of study and the practical skills to implement them. The School also aims to lead and foster excellence in research to the highest international standards and cultivate external links that facilitate teaching and research while benefiting the wider community.


 The objectives of the BSc in Sport Science and Health is to produce graduates who have: 

  • An enthusiasm and commitment to sport, exercise science, physical activity and health 
  • A range of skills including, but not limited to, exercise prescription and instruction, fitness and performance assessment, nutrition guidance, adapted physical activity and coaching 
  • A range of transferable skills including data analysis, critical thinking, research and enquiry, written and oral communication skills, professionalism and customer/client focus and proficient computer literacy skills 
  • An ability to work with diverse populations across the lifespan, focusing on the prevention and treatment of chronic disease through physical activity

Work Areas 

Sport Science and Health students are capable of significantly contributing to employers in the following areas: 

  • Exercise prescription and instruction 
  • Corporate wellness 
  • Fitness and performance assessment 
  • Exercise rehabilitation for individuals with chronic disease 
  • Adapted physical activity for people with disabilities 
  • Strength and conditioning 
  • Health and physical activity promotion 
  • Nutrition guidance 
  • Coaching 
  • Movement and technique analysis

INTRA Internship

BSc in Sport Science and Health students are available for a six month INTRA internship commencing in January at the end of third year.


Course Modules

Science and Physiology
  • Chemistry for Health Related Professions
  • Physics for General Science
  • Introduction to Exercise Science
  • Physiology for Health Sciences
  • Sport & Exercise Physiology


Applied Studies
  • Conditioning Science 1:Theoretical Approaches
  • Motor Control & Learning
  • Performance Analysis in Sport
  • Applied Health Related Fitness



Psychology, adapted physical activity
  • Adapted Physical Activity 1
  • Introduction to Psychology




Physiology, Anatomy, Genetics
  • Anatomy for Sports Science
  • Integrated Sport & Exercise Physiology
  • Genetics & Health


Applied Studies 
  • Conditioning Science 2
  • Conditioning Science 3: Delivering Performance
  • Introduction to Research methods


Psychology, Biomechanics, Sociology, Nutrition
  • Sport Psychology
  • Physical Activity Psychology
  • Sociology of Sport
  • Sport and Exercise Biomechanics 1
  • Sport and Exercise Nutrition




  • Clinical Exercise Physiology 1



Applied Studies
  • Coaching and Inclusion Studies 


Biomechanics, Physical Activity Promotion, Rehabilitation
  • Sport & Exercise Biomechanics 2
  • Exercise Referral & Physical Activity Promotion
  • Injury Prevention



  • Clinical Exercise Physiology 


  • Research Methods
  • Research Project


Optional Modules     
  • Exercise as Medicine - Theory & Practice
  • Talent Development and Sports Systems 
  • Adv Lab Techniques in Sport Science & Exercise





If you would be interested in hiring from this programme, please get in touch.



INTRA Coordinator 

Email Address 

Contact Number 

Vanessa Wade