Honours Bachelor Degree
Programme Code: DK_HSEAE_8
Mode of Delivery:Full Time, Part Time
No. of Semesters:3
NFQ Level:8

Programme Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme the learner should be able to :

PO1Knowledge - Breadth
 (a)An understanding of the theory, concepts and methods pertaining to a field (or fields) of learning
 (b)Thorough and selective knowledge and focused critical understanding of the works of other practitioners, appropriate to the learner’s creative development. Substantial knowledge of contemporary sport and exercise. Sophisticated understanding of the range of concepts that underpin both practical and theoretical aspects of sport, exercise and enterprise. Current knowledge in relation to the real world professional practice of the particular sub-field of sport, exercise an denterprise. Thorough knowledge of health and safety standards.
PO2Knowledge - Kind
 (a)Detailed knowledge and understanding in one or more specialised areas some of it at the boundaries of the field.
 (b)Develop awareness of the nature of personal enquiry and identity. Understand the complexities of theory and practice in the particular sub-field of sport, exercise and enterprise. Advanced knowledge and understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of the particular sub-field of sport, exercise and enterprise. Understand the relevance of traditional knowledge and skills and the interplay with new technologies
PO3Skill - Range
 (a)Demonstrate mastery of a complex and specialised area of skills and tools; use and modify advanced skills and tools to conduct closely guided research, professional or advanced technical activity
 (b)Demonstrate an ability to source contemporary relevant research, apply to a project and articulate responses to it. Demonstrate a capacity to analyse, synthesise, summarise and critically judge information. Demonstrate an ability to identify the merits of unfamiliar arguments and shortcomings of familiar arguments. Demonstrate expertise and skills to construct alternative solutions and propose a range of actions for the implementation of solutions to problems. Demonstrate technical, teamwork and interpersonal skills with particular reference to sport, coaching, exercise, research, youth, sports science and health, and community enterprise. Visualise personal concepts at every stage of the creative process, through to the realisation of the finished work. Develop a critical approach and understanding to own professional practice and the practice of others.
 (c)Analyse critically one’s own work and that of others and be able to formulate confident, independent judgements based on research, analysis and criticism. Communicate effectively within the particular sub-field of art/design/media and to external audiences
PO4Skill - Selectivity
 (a)Exercise appropriate judgement in a number of complex planning, design, technical and/or management functions related to products, services, operations or processes, including resourcing
 (b)Demonstrate an ability to: 1. identify a framework, set the brief and respond appropriately; 2. select and test and make appropriate use of materials, processes and environments; 3. engage in and evaluate experimental practice with critical reflection; 4. analyse information and experiences and formulate independent, advanced judgements; 5. formulate reasoned responses to the critical judgements of others; 6. develop strengths through taking risks and reflecting on unsuccessful outcomes. Demonstrate proficiency in observation, investigation, enquiry, visualisation and making. Demonstrate an ability to produce work which is challenging within their contemporary sub-field of sport, exercise and enterprise through the application of processes and methodologies.
 (c)Analyse critically one’s own work and that of others and be able to formulate confident, independent judgements based on research, analysis and criticism. Communicate effectively within the particular sub-field of sport, exercise and enterprise and to external audiences.
PO5Competence - Context
 (a)Use advanced skills to conduct research, or advanced technical or professional activity, accepting accountability for all related decision making; transfer and apply diagnostic and creative skills in a range of contexts
 (b)Employ both convergent and divergent thinking in the processes of observation, investigation, visualisation and production. Apply resourcefulness and entrepreneurial skills to support both individual practice and the practice of others. Demonstrate an ability to: 1. communicate the contextual dimensions of the specific discipline, - business, cultural, economic, environmental etc; 2. interact with audiences, clients, markets, users and consumers; 3. articulate and develop the relationship with audience, clients, markets and other users; 4. articulate reasoned arguments through reflection, review and evaluation. Demonstrate an engagement with the key developments in the particular sub-field of sport, exercise and enterprise and in interdisciplinary approaches to contemporary practice thses sub fields.
PO6Competence - Role
 (a)Act effectively under guidance in a peer relationship with qualified practitioners; lead multiple, complex and heterogeneous groups
 (b)Exercise some autonomy and develop good working practices. Articulate ideas and information clearly, in visual, oral and written forms. Present ideas and work to audiences in a range of situations. Demonstrate an ability to: 1. work independently and in a self- directed manner; 2. work in a team, or as a team leader; 3. work in a multi-disciplinary environment; 4. conduct peer moderation, evaluation and collaboration; 5. negotiate appropriate work methodologies and practices.
PO7Competence - Learning to Learn
 (a)Learn to act in variable and unfamiliar learning contexts; learn to manage learning tasks independently, professionally and ethically
 (b)Set goals, manage workloads and meet deadlines. Work with and respond to personal strengths and needs. Acknowledge learning through successful and unsuccessful outcomes. Accommodate change and uncertainty. Benefit from the critical judgement of others. Negotiate and take responsibility for managing personal learning.
PO8Competence - Insight
 (a)Express a comprehensive, internalised, personal world view, manifesting solidarity with others
 (b)Demonstrate a conceptual and aesthetic awareness that shows an ability to empathise with and question existing precepts, which will allow the learner to evolve an individual approach to own work, based on reflection and research. Demonstrate the necessary critical framework for a comprehensive understanding of the particular sub-field of art/design/media from a historical, cultural and social perspective
PO9Knowledge - BreadthA developed knowledge of sustainability and how sport and enterprise activities need to meet the needs of organisations and its stakeholders today while protecting, sustaining and enhancing the human and natural resources that will be needed in the future.
PO10Knowledge - KindAddress problems with cultural and environmental sensitivity with an international professional orientation
PO11Knowledge - KindDemonstrate personal attributes and skills that form the basis of an entrepreneurial mindset and behaviour and raise the awareness of learners about entrepreneurship as a possible career options

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
SPOR H8005 Leading the Older Adult
SPOR H8006 Advanced Testing and Exercise Prescription
RESA H8014 Research Proposal
SPOR H8007 Sociological Issues in Sport and Physical Activity
ENES H8002 Social Entrepreneurship

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
No Code Yet Research Project (1) ( Part 1 of 2 )
SPOR H8008 Equality Issues and Debates
MGMT B8022 Leadership and Management Building
BUSS B8006 New Venture Development
Group Elective 1
Module Code Module Title
SPOR H8009 Functional and Therapeutic Interventions
SPOR H8010 Applied Metabolism and Obesity Management

Stage 2 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
No Code Yet Research Project (1) ( Part 2 of 2 )