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Ireland’s Top 10 Sports Science and Physiotherapy courses in CAO

We look at Ireland’s Top 10 Sports Science and Physiotherapy courses in CAO, there are many sports scholarships for the courses below.

The CAO’s numbers from the 1st of February this year show sports-related courses are continuing to grow in popularity. 1061 applicants have physical science as their first preference. This is up 10% from 2019.

10. Sports Studies and Physical Education (UCC).

2019 Points: 499.

9. Sport and Exercise Sciences (University of Limerick).

2019 Points: 441.

8. Sport Management (AIT).

Minimum entry requirements: 2 h5 & 4 06/h7 subjects.

7. Sport Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy (IT Carlow).

2019 Points: 440.

6. Coaching and Sports Performance (IT Tralee).

2019 Points: 282.

5. Strength and Conditioning (Limerick IT).

2019 Points: 308.

4. Strength and Conditioning (IT Carlow).

Minimum entry requirements: 2 H5 & 4 O6/H7.

3. Health and Performance Science (UCD).

2019 Points: 488.

2. Sports Science and Health (DCU).

2019 Points: 467.

1. Physiotherapy (UCD).

2019 Points: 543.

The presence of some new courses in this list is a result of the interest shown in the area. There really is something for everyone in the world of sports-related courses. For example, those who want to focus on the physical aspects of sport and performance can do so. Sports science, physiotherapy, and strength and conditioning courses are plentiful.

Contrastingly, those who prefer the management and theory-based elements of sport are not stuck for choice. Courses such as Athlone IT’s Sport Management concentrate on the business side end of sport.

Furthermore, there are many Level 7 courses out there. Technological University Dublin, Dundalk IT, and Waterford IT all have sports-related courses on their prospectus.

Ahead of Friday’s college offers, future students hoping to study sports-related courses have reason to be excited. There are now so many varieties of the sporting industry. Thankfully, colleges are adapting to this.


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