Health & Performance Science

University College Dublin


Course Name Health & Performance Science
Course Provider University College Dublin
Course Code DN425
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Dublin City Centre
Qualification Letters BSc (Hons)
Duration 3 years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Leaving Cert Subject Entry Requirements
O6/H7 in English, Irish, Mathematics, a laboratory science subject and two other recognised subjects
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

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• To matriculate on the results of the Leaving Certificate, a student must present at least six recognised subjects selected according to course requirements (see Entry Requirements for each course) and must obtain...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) Link Modules

Grade Points
Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28
Leaving Certificate Applied Programme LCAP NB The Leaving Certificate Applied Programme is not an acceptable qualification for matriculation purposes.
QQI FET Applicants General Information Level 5/6 QQI-FET None
Mature Applicants

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A mature applicant is anyone who is at least 23 years of age on 1 January of the proposed year of entry and whose school-leaving qualifications are insufficient for admission. For admission in September 2022, your d...

Alternative Entry Go to for information on alternative entry routes.
Higher Education Access Route HEAR Web Page - Click Here
Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
Number of Places DN425 Places: 40
Link to Course Fee Web Page - Click Here
CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Entry 2022

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2022 at 5pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2022 at 5pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2022 CAO Hand...

Course Content Why is this course for me?
This Level 8 Bachelor of Science degree programme produces graduates who pursue careers across a variety of settings, including high performance sport, clinical professions (e.g. physiotherapy, dietetics, medicine) and scientific research in sport and health sciences. Students develop a range of skills at the interface of science, sports performance and health across the lifespan.
Subjects Taught

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Modules studied on the Health & Performance Science degree include:

First Year
Anatomy • Health & Fitness • Biochemistry • Physics • Exercise Physiology • Theory of Coaching • Strength & Conditioning


Assessment Method Assessment is through a combination of end-of-trimester written examinations and continuous assessment. In your final year, you’ll also undertake a group-based research thesis.
Careers or Further Progression

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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 h...

Further Enquiries
UCD Institute for Sport and Health
Instagram/Facebook/Twitter: @MyUCD
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
International Students Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2021 544
2020 510
2019 488