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Department of Sports, Leisure & Tourism

The Department of Sport, Leisure and Tourism provides a high quality and relevant education in sport, Travel and Tourism Management, Event Management, hotel Front Office Management, Hospitality Studies and Culinary Arts. All our programmes provide a blend of theory and practice through active learning approaches where we actively prepare our students for dynamic and exciting careers in their chosen industry sector.
Our Department works closely with leading industry organisations and experts including Sport Ireland, NSCA, Sports Partnership, Community Groups, Fáilte Ireland, Irish Hotel Federation, The Taste Council, Bord Bia, Restaurant Association of Ireland, Association of Ireland Festival and Events, Tourism Ireland, Ireland Skills and Euro-Toques. In addition, as all our students are required to complete a professional work placement, we have extensive links with leading industry professionals which ensures that our graduates continue to shape and contribute to the sustainable development and future of the Irish Sport, Leisure and Tourism industry.
The Department of Sport, Leisure and Tourism offers the following programmes that require students to undertake placement:

  • Business Studies with Sports Management – Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
  • Community Sports Development – Bachelor of Arts
  • Sports Development and Coaching – Higher Certificate in Arts
  • Sports Strength and Conditioning – Bachelor of Science (Honours)
  • Business Studies with Event Management – Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
  • Business Studies with Travel and Tourism Management – Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
  • Hotel Front Office Management – Higher Certificate in Business
  • Hospitality Studies – higher Certificate in Arts
  • Hospitality Supervision – Bachelor of Arts
  • Culinary Arts – Higher Certificate in Arts
  • Culinary Arts – Bachelor of Arts

To ensure the protection of the public and justify public trust and confidence, LIT uses the Garda Vetting Unit (GCVU) service to assess the sustainability of applicants to these programmes. Depending upon the outcome of the vetting process, the institute reserves the following rights:

  • To not register a student;
  • To delay the students placement modules on programmes.

In all circumstances, it is the student’s responsibility to proactively disclose any convictions or pending cases. The institute reserves the right to inform any placement provider of any convictions or pending cases.




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