Sport, Leisure, & Childhood Studies

The Department of Sport, Leisure, and Childhood Studies offers courses in recreation and leisure management, sport and exercise, early years education, and montessori education.

The Head of Department is Dr Cian O'Neill. The contact details for the department are:

Department Head

Dr Cian O'Neill
T: 021 433 5823

Department Secretary

Anne Deasy
T: 021 433 5930


Full-time Courses

CR032 BBus in Recreation and Leisure Management

The Bachelor of Business in Recreation and Leisure Management (Level 7) is a three year course.

Upon completion of the course suitably qualified graduates are eligible to progress to a one year add-on Level 8 in
> Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Sport and Exercise
> Bachelor of Business (Honours)

The Recreation and Leisure Management Level 7 degree and the Sport and Exercise Level 8 honours degree combine both practical and theoretical elements. Graduates will gain knowledge, skills and competencies in areas of Sports Business, Health, Fitness Instruction, and Sports Coaching.

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CR620 BA in Early Years Education

The course offers the student the opportunity to study early childhood from differing perspectives – educational, psychological, social, and cultural. The course also includes tuition in Art, Music, and Drama, which will provide an extensive portfolio of child-centred activities. Attention is also paid to practical skills needed in this type of work such as child health, exercise and nutrition, and the physical care of children.

Suitably qualified graduates may apply for entry to the one year add-on

> Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Early Years Education

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BA (Honours) in Montessori Education

CIT, in partnership with Cork College of Commerce, is offering a BA (Honours) in Montessori Education leading to a Level 8 award.

This is a specialist two-year add-on Honours Degree programme that aims to produce highly skilled Montessori 6-12 teachers with the requisite knowledge, skills, and competence to work effectively to meet the requirements of children in a variety of Irish and international educational settings.










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