BA in Sports Management & Coaching

Institute of Technology Carlow
UniHaven Pathway Access

The Foundation in Business, Management and Study Skills is run online and provides direct entry to the BA (Hons) in Sports Management Coaching.

Programme Overview

Sports management and coaching is an area of study that combines the techniques of sports management and coaching with the principles of business and enterprise. The field of sports management and coaching is changing rapidly. Professional sporting bodies require management and coaching staff to have an excellent understanding of their chosen sport, as well as strong business skills.

“Coaches who can outline plays on a blackboard are a dime a dozen. The ones who win get inside their player and motivate.” Vince Lombardi

Why do this Programme?

This is a four-year course and has three key content areas delivered in each year of the course: Coaching and Player Development, Business and Management of Sport, and Sports Science. This course will be of interest to those who are passionate about playing or coaching sport. It will also be of interest to someone who would like a career in the business and administration of sport. It is open to students of all abilities and not just those in an elite category. This is the only course of its kind in Ireland and is delivered in association with the FAI, Leinster GAA and Leinster Rugby. Classes are delivered in a range of settings including pitch, classroom and gym.

Career Prospects

Graduates will be qualified to work in a variety of sports-related careers including:

  • sports development officers;
  • sports management;
  • club development;
  • club administration;
  • sport coaching;
  • fitness instruction;
  • governing body management and administration.

Exit Awards include Higher Certificate in Sport Coaching and Business Management (NFQ Level 6) after Year 2 and Bachelor of Arts (NFQ Level 7) Sport Coaching and Business Management (GAA, Soccer, Rugby) after Year 3.