Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Health Fitness Management From University of Limerick
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Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Health Fitness Management

University of Limerick

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Program Overview

This course qualifies you as a Fitness Professional with a strong portfolio of specialisms which  include  Advanced Personal Training and Strength & Conditioning for Athletes and Teams.

Your final year will be interfaculty with a strong emphasis on business skills with modules including Financial Management, Public Relations & Marketing, Human Resource Management, Multimedia, Health Promotion, Diverse Populations, Event Management and more. This will provide you with strong supervisory and management skills in addition to your exercise and fitness specialisms.

Graduates of our programme are already out in the industry after the 1st year of the programme, working on a part time basis, “learning through doing....” This programme is a very practically applied programme and develops the practical skills in the formative years of the programme, whilst building on  academic and management skills in the later years.

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  Location

LimerickIreland

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  Course Duration

48 Months

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  Tuition Fee

 17,200

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IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 90

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This four year honours degree in Exercise & Health Fitness Management provides you with a broad introduction to a career in the fitness industry. In the first year, you will study a curriculum to qualify as a Fitness Instructor/Gym Instructor.

You will study two core specialisms: Advanced Personal Training and Strength & Conditioning for Athletes and Teams.  

Advanced Personal Training will provide you with the knowledge and skills to work with clients inside and outside of the gym environment, in their home or elsewhere with any fitness level, with any goal and with the minimal amount of equipment needed. 

The Strength & Conditioning for Athletes & Teams module focuses on training sports teams and athletes in their physical preparation for a season or specific sporting event. You will work on improving their overall performance by ensuring they are in optimal condition to meet the specific demands of their sport. 

The central focus of Year 3  is to move in the direction of business management and higher specialisation whist engaging in your co-operative placement. The modules you will study are Research Skills, Applied Multimedia in Exercise & Fitness and students will complete their co-operative placement which is viewed as an essential part of your professional development.

The Year 4 curriculum offers individuals the opportunity to research, study and practice in the area of Exercise & Health Fitness Management. The previous 3 years provide you with a wide variety of exercise and fitness qualifications and year 4 compliments and strengthens your qualification with a range of business and marketing skills leading to a highly employable graduate.

Lecturers / Tutors delivering on this interfaculty curriculum are from the Faculty of Education and Health Sciences,the National Council for Exercise and Fitness, and the Kemmy Business School at UL. Guest lecturers with relevant backgrounds will also present on the programme. Modules include Financial Management, Public Relations & Marketing, Human Resource Management, Multimedia, Health Promotion, Diverse Populations, Event Management and more.

Graduates of the B.Sc. apply their knowledge, skills and competencies to provide direction, leadership and professional expertise at management & promotional levels in the Exercise & Health Fitness sector.

Entry Requirements for applicants from India:

Standard XII examinations of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Metro State Boards or Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE), with first-division/class standing and a minimum average grade of 70%.  
 

  • A language other than English and Mathematics must be taken as a subject up to Grade X.
  • Where there is a specific subject requirement for a specific programme (e.g. Math, Physics, French, etc.), a minimum grade of 70% in that subject at Grade XII is required. 

Tuition Fees

These are based on ResidencyCitizenship.

Review the three groups of criteria to determine your fee status as follows
 

  1. Residency
     
    • You must have been living in an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland for at least 3 of the 5 years before starting your course
       
  2. Citizenship
     
    • You must be a citizen of an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland or have official refugee status.

As an accredited undergraduate programme, this Bachelor of Science degree will allow you to progress in a range of careers in the exercise and fitness industry.

Careers open to you with a degree in Exercise & Health Fitness Management include:
 

  • Group Fitness Instructor

  • Gym Instructor

  • Advanced Personal Trainer

  • Strength & Conditioning Specialist

  • Fitness Professional & Advisor working on public health initiatives

  • Fitness Facility Management
  • Event management and marketing

  • Entrepreneurial fitness professionals managing a bespoke fitness facility

  • Diverse Populations Specialist

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