Science - Health & Performance Science

University College Dublin


Course Name Science - 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
Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements

Expand+Leaving Cert Subject Entry Requirements
O6/H7 in English, Irish, Mathematics, a laboratory science subject and two other recognised subjects

Health Screening
Candidates for admission to Medicine (DN400, DN401), Radiography (DN410), Physiotherap...

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 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

Expand+What is a mature applicant?
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 2019, your date of...

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 40
Link to Course Fee Web Page - Click Here
CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20th January 2019 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1st February 2019 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply: Fee: €60 Closing Date: 1st May 2...

Course Content

Expand+Do you have a passion for sport? Do you want to work in an exciting global industry? If so, UCD is the place to transform your personal interests into a rewarding career. From training athletes and improving fitness, through to managing sports organi...

Subjects Taught

Expand+What will I study?
Modules studied on the Health & Performance Science degree include the following:

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


Assessment Method Assessment is through a combination of end-of-semester 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 will be skilled in the prescription and management of therapeutic exercise interventions in healthcare and sporting settings. You will also be an expert in the analysis and evaluation of hu...

Further Enquiries Linda Stone
UCD Institute for Sport & Health
Newstead, Belfield, Dublin 4
+353 1 716 3271
International Students Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2019 488
2018 488
2017 499