Bachelor of Science in Physical Education From University of Limerick

Program Overview

UL's School of Education is the largest post-primary teacher education provider in the state and is ranked in the top 100 universities in the world for Education programmes. University of Limerick is also ranked within the top 75 universities in Europe for excellence in teaching and learning.

The B.Sc. in Physical Education is one of the most popular undergraduate programmes in the University of Limerick. The programme is designed to qualify graduates as teachers of Physical Education along with a second subject in Irish Post-Primary Schools. Graduates of the programme are qualified to teach Physical Education and their second subject to Leaving Certificate level. The current second subjects on offer include English, Gaeilge, Geography and Mathematics.

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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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You will take courses in Subject Pedagogics in relation to your specialist options, in which you will consider the philosophy and practice of teaching these specialist options in the context of your teaching practice programme.

Semester 1    
 

  • Foundations of Teaching &Learning in Physical Education    
  • Pedagogy of Outdoor Adventure Education    
  • Pedagogy of Invasion Games    
  • Contemporary Understandings and Thinking on Education    
  • Elective module    
  • Elective module    


Semester 2
 

  • Introduction to Fundamental Movement Skills
  • Physiology & Anatomy and Pedagogy of HRA
  • Scientific Perspectives on Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Understanding Young People and How They Learn
  • Educational Technologies for Teaching and Learning
  • Elective module
  • Elective module


Year 2

Semester 3    
 

  • Instructional Alignment in Physical Education    
  • Pedagogy of Dance and Gymnastics (SE/HRA)    
  • Planning for Learning    
  • Understanding Classroom Practice    
  • Elective module    


Semester 4
 

  • Pedagogy of Lifetime Physical Activities
  • SCHOOL PLACEMENT #1
  • Second subject pedagogy 
  • Preparation for School Placement


Semester 5
 

  • Adapted Physical Activity and Physical Education    
  • Qualitative Biomechanics    
  • Pedagogy of Athletics and Aquatics    
  • Curriculum and Policy Studies    
  • Inclusive Education 1 Contemporary Perspectives    
  • Elective module    
  • Elective module    


Semester 6
 

  • Sociological Concepts of Teaching and Learning in Physical Education
  • Pedagogy of Striking, Fielding, Net Games
  • Project 1 (Research Methods)
  • Psychology of Movement Development from Infancy to Adolescent
  • Inclusive Education 2 Special Educational Needs
  • Optional - An Ghaeilge Ghairmiúil
  • Elective module


Semester 7    
 

  • SCHOOL PLACEMENT #2    
  • Understanding Schools    
  • Project 2 (Research)    


Semester 8
 

  • Youth Sport and Advocacy
  • Project 3
  • Physical Activity Behaviour, Promotion & Health
  • Teacher as Professional
  • Elective module
  •  Elective module
     

Applicants are required to hold at the time of enrolment the established Leaving Certificate (or an approved equivalent) with a minimum of six subjects which must include: Two H5 (Higher level) grades and Four O6 (Ordinary level) grades or four H7 (Higher Level) grades. Subjects must include Mathematics, Irish or another language, and English.

Note: Grade F6 in Foundation Mathematics also satisfies the minimum entry requirements. Foundation Maths is not reckonable for scoring purposes.

Tuition Fees

These are based on ResidencyCitizenshipCourse requirements.

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
       
  3. Course Requirements (all must be met)
     
    • You must be a first time full-time undergraduate (Exceptions are provided for students who hold a Level 6 or Level 7 qualification and are progressing to a Level 8 course in the same general area of study).
    • You must be undertaking a full-time undergraduate course of at least 2 year’s duration
    • You cannot be undertaking a repeat year of study at the same level unless evidence of exceptional circumstances eg serious illness is provided (in which case this condition may be waived)

Careers open to you with a degree in PE include;
 

  • PE teacher in secondary school
  • English/Irish/Geography/Maths Teacher in Secondary school
  • Third level Lecturer
  • Sports Development officer


The B.Sc. in Physical Education is designed to qualify graduates as teachers of Physical Education along with a second subject (English, Gaeilge, Geography, Mathematics and Chemistry) in Irish Post-Primary Schools. Graduates of the programme are qualified to teach Physical Education and their second subject to Leaving Certificate level.

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