Sport, Recreation and Exercise

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This is a one year course designed to prepare students for a career in the sports and leisure industry, or provide a pathway to further study. The course aims to encourage students to engage in a range of sports both practically and theoretically.


Progression and Career Options:

Graduates can gain employment as Sports Coaches or Lifeguards. Alternatively students may choose this course as a progression path to a Level 6 award in Sports, Recreation and Exercise in this college or seek to gain entry onto a range of sports related degree programmes in Institutes of Technology nationwide.


Student Testimonial:

‘I enjoyed every minute of my time in DIFE. I am now working full-time as a swim and gym instructor. In DIFE I was given every opportunity to succeed. I recommend DIFE as it is an excellent college' - Kerry-Ann (past student)


Sport, Recreation and Exercise

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Course Content

  • Sport & Recreation Studies
  • Exercise & Fitness
  • Soccer Coaching
  • Basketball Coaching
  • Gaelic Coaching
  • Poof Lifeguard Skills
  • Nutrition
  • Sports Anatomy and Physiology
  • Occupational First Aid
  • Communications
  • Work Preparation and Experience



QQI Level 5 award in Sport, Recreation and Exercise. Basketball Ireland Introductory Coaching Award, GAA Foundation Coaching Award, FAI Kick Start 1 and Irish Water Safety Lifeguard qualifications.