Sport and Exercise BBus (Honours)

  • Course Code


  • Field of Study

    Sport and Exercise

  • Type of Course:

    Honours Degree

  • Type of Qualification:

    BBus (Honours)

  • Type of Study:

    Full time

  • Application Closing Date:

Course Duration:

1 year full-time

Admission Requirements:

The Bachelor of Business in Recreation and Leisure Management (Level 7) is a three year course in MTU Cork. Graduates who have achieved an average of over 50% in this course are eligible to progress to the Bachelor of Business in Sport and Exercise (Level 8).

Graduates who have completed similar Level 7 courses from other institutes can also apply for entry on to this Level 8 course. These students will have their transcripts reviewed by a Department Committee and may be called to interview.


Sport, Leisure and Childhood Studies

The Level 8 Bachelor of Business in Sport and Exercise provides students with knowledge, skills and competencies in sport, exercise and business related modules.  The increasing professionalisation in the field of sports coaching and exercise leadership is producing a demand for specialist graduates with high level skills in the practical delivery sphere, but also in project management, social marketing and financial management.  This business studies skill set will give MTU Cork graduates a competitive advantage over most other graduates from competitor third level institutions. 


In a fast evolving employment landscape this programme has been designed to equip graduates with sufficient business acumen to operate as a sole trader or to start their own business in the field of sports coaching, conditioning or specialist physical activity promotion.  The sport and exercise modules are at a standard that will allow the graduates to gain employment as specialists, as opposed to operatives in the industry. 


Furthermore the qualifications gained throughout the four years of study will allow them to gain professional indemnity insurance if they choose to set up their own business.  The practical assessments in many of the sports and physical activity related modules will allow the students an opportunity to experience the work environment first-hand.  In preparing for these practical deliveries business skills such as marketing, strategic management and health and safety assessment will be utilised.  


This module website gives full details of all modules for all courses. The website also has information on recommended textbooks, average weekly workload, assessments and exams.

BBus (Honours) in Sport and Exercise Modules

Further Studies

Graduates may pursue further studies in a range of disciplines. The degree in Business Studies will allow them access to a range of taught and research MBus programmes.  Those graduates who have chosen electives from the health and physical activity promotion stream will be eligible to apply to study for a Masters in Health Promotion and related fields.  Those who have chosen the sports coaching related electives should be well positioned to apply for Level 9 programmes in Sports Coaching, Performance Analysis and Strength and Conditioning.

Applications for this course are processed by the Central Applications Office (CAO) - Advanced Entry

Please ensure that you include all relevant information that might help us assess your application: 

Transcripts from previous Higher Education

  • A CV with information about relevant previous experience with references
  • A statement of interest.







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