Sport, Exercise & Coaching

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Course Content

S p o r t s C o n d i t i o n i n g & E x e r c i s e
  • Exercise & Fitness
  • Sport & Recreation Studies
  • Sports Anatomy & Physiology
  • Sports & Exercise Injury Prevention
  • Nutrition
  • Soccer Coaching
  • Gaelic Coaching
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Sports Psychology
  • ITEC Strength & Conditioning
  • First Aid Responder

Course Description

If you enjoy working with people, have an interest in the areas of sport and exercise and are highly energised and motivated, this course is for you. Gain real, practical experience through coaching and instructing in sport and exercise, while developing your knowledge, skills and confidence in the area. Completing this course leads to a world of opportunities for employment and/or further studies in this dynamic and exciting sector.


5M5146 QQI Level 5 Sports, Recreation & Exercise

National Governing Body Sports Coaching Awards
First Aid Responder (PHECC and HSA accredited)

Career Opportunities

Graduates progress to employment in various areas including:Leisure Attendant | Youth and Community Work | Soccer Coach | Basketball Coach | Gaelic Football Coach | Sports Retail | Sports Development | Sports Officer |


Strength and Conditioning coaches can earn up to 38k per year

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Progression to degrees

Graduates can progress to a variety of degree programmes including:

DkIT | Sports, Exercise and Enterprise | Level 7
IT Carlow | Sports Coaching and Business Management (Soccer/GAA/Rugby) | Level 8
UCC | Sports Studies and Physical Education | Level 8
TU Dublin | Leisure Management | Level 7
DkIT | Health and Physical Activity | Level 8
IT Tralee | Health and Leisure (with Physical Education) | Level 8
GMIT | Sport & Exercise Science | Level 8
GMIT | Sports Coaching | Level 8
Carlow IT | Sport & Exercise Science | Level 8
Carlow IT | Sports Management & Coaching | Level 8

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All courses now have a low course registration fee of €30. Make sure to confirm your place on a course by paying your registration fee.

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I enjoyed many things in my year in O'Fiaich but the thing I enjoyed most was meeting new friends and how helpful the teachers were in every module. They ensured we had the best resources to complete our assignments to the highest standard and were always encouraging and helping us throughout. I am progressing to Manchester Metropolitan University to do a BA(Hons) with QTS in Primary Education.

Kieran Quinn Sport, Exercise and Coaching Graduate 2021