This is a unique Physical Activity and Health course at Athlone Institute of Technology primarily due to the multidisciplinary approach to physical activity and nutrition for public health. No existing course within the Republic of Ireland produces graduates with an in-depth knowledge of both physical activity and nutritional interventions, while bringing together the social, behavioural, biological and biomedical sciences to facilitate the development and improvement of existing interventional techniques.
Being physically active and having a healthy diet are important for people of all ages to maintain their health and wellbeing. As the number of people with diseases associated with physical inactivity and poor nutrition increases, the roles of exercise, physical activity and dietary behaviour in health promotion are gaining more importance.
There are several career pathways open to you as a graduate of this degree. These include the following:
Employment with Health and Fitness Centres/GP Exercise Referral Schemes, Fitness Consultant/Personal Trainer (Physical Activity and Health), Employment within large multinational companies based in Ireland as Physical Activity and Health Intervention Coordinators/Physical Activity and Health Coach for employees.
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- Chemistry for the Health Sciences,
- Physical Activity for Health across the Lifespan,
- Human Physiology,
- Learning and Development for Higher Education
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
EEA students deadline: 1 February
DisciplinesHealth Sciences View 64 other Masters in Health Sciences in Ireland
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Minimum of Grade H5 at higher level in two subjects plus a minimum of grade O6/H7 at ordinary level in four other subjects in the Leaving Certificate examination. Two of these six subjects must be Mathematics and a language (English or Irish).
- Any major QQI award with three distinctions and a pass in 5N1833 or 5N0556 or Leaving Certificate Maths at O6/H7.
International10000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10000 EUR per year during 48 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 48 months.
- Be a first time undergraduates
- Hold EU Nationality
Living costs for Athlone
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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