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Do you have a passion for sport? Do you want to work in an exciting global industry? If so, UCD is the place to transform your personal interests into a rewarding career. From training athletes and improving fitness, through to managing sports organisations or working in marketing and sponsorship, you will find a Sport & Performance programme to match your aspirations.

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About Sports & Performance

The sport, health, exercise and performance fields of study can lead to a range of exciting career paths. These include running international sports federations, supporting elite athletes, inspiring children to participate in physical activities and working alongside other professionals to improve individual lifestyles.

The innovative Sport & Performance programmes at UCD allow you to specialise in sport, exercise and coaching management, or in health and human performance. With the ever increasing popularity of sport and growing concerns about lifestyle diseases, there has never been a better time to study Sport & Performance.

The following courses are available in this area:

As a UCD student of Sport & Performance, you will benefit from studying in small, customised programmes that offer excellent access to internationally recognised lecturing staff and tailored support services. You will study a broad cross-section of foundation and specialist modules, which provide a comprehensive introduction to the field of sport and equip you with the skills and knowledge to succeed in your university studies.

Peer Mentors ensure you are supported through your first year and, with 55 sports clubs and almost 100 societies for you to choose from, UCD is certainly the place for you to kick-start your new profession.