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Sport & Early Childhood Studies

Department of Sport & Early Childhood Studies

The Department of Sport & Early Childhood Studies provides a high quality and relevant education in Sport, Strength & Conditioning, Sports Development, Coaching and Early Childhood Care & Education. All our courses 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 Partnerships, Community Groups, as well as Educational Institutions. 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 industry as well as the Education sector.

The Department of Sportand Early Childhood Studies offers the following programmes that require students to undertake placement:

Head of Department
Ms. Elaine Barry, BA, MEd, MBPsS

Further Information
Department of Sport, Leisure & Tourism
Tel: (061) 293857 (Limerick)
      (0504) 28180 (Thurles)