B.Sc in Exercise & Health Fitness


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B.Sc in Exercise & Health Fitness

Who is the accrediting body?

All NCEF courses and modules are accredited by the University of Limerick (UL). On successful completion completion of the course, students will graduate from the University of Limerick with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Health Fitness. University of Limerick Accredited Level 8 on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) Level 6 on the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) A further 60 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits are awarded in Year 4 of the BSc pathway, which brings the total to 240 ECTS credits which can be used towards other University qualifications in Europe.

What does the course cover?

The BSc. course consists of 9 modules including the Final Year Project (FYP). It has a strong business and management emphasis, preparing students for employment in managerial roles. Please see below for the list of modules and click here for more details on course content.

  • MG4067 Management in Exercise & Health Fitness
  • FI4017 Financial Management
  • MK4028 Public Relations & Marketing
  • PM4088 Human Resource Management
  • SS4057 Information Technology & Multimedia
  • EN4027 Health Promotion
  • SS4088 Diverse Populations
  • SS4037 Event Management
  • SS4047 Final Year Project (FYP)

How much does it cost?

The BSc Degree in Exercise & Health Fitness (BSc.) programme fee is €3,725 Option 1: Discounted Payment for Full Fees If course fees are paid in full by the acceptance date on your offer letter, a discount of €175 is applicable = Total Due €3,550 *This option requires full payment of €3,550 on acceptance of your place on the course and includes a non-refundable deposit of €995.00. Option 2: (2 Payments) Total fees €3,725 Non-refundable deposit payment of €995 due on acceptance of your place on the course. The balance of fees, €2,730 is due on or before Thursday 4th August 2022. Please Note: Once students are registered, all fees paid are non-refundable/non-transferable. Funding: The full-time BSc. Degree course is eligible for SUSI funding. SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland) funding is available however funding decision are based on an individual’s personal circumstances. You may apply through www.susi.ie to see if you qualify. The SUSI Course Code is LMAA905. Students have also secured funding or part funding in the past from other local government support agencies however this is on a completely individual basis. It is important to note that all NCEF courses must be fully paid before student commences. If SUSI funding is allocated to students, this is reimbursed to the student upon receipt of payments from the University of Limerick Fees Office.

What am I qualified to do?

Graduates of the BSc. are qualified to provide direction, leadership and professional expertise at the highest management & promotional levels in the Exercise & Health Fitness sector. Employment varies from middle to senior business management with the necessary business skills in the areas of financial accounting, marketing, human resources, multimedia and event management to oversee a small to medium sized business. Graduates also work in both public and private businesses public service areas such as health promotion, and researching/developing policy for diverse populations. Some graduates choose to further their education and take on a Level 9 Masters. Graduates from the BSc in Exercise and Health Fitness have been accepted and completed Masters programmes in diverse areas such as:

  • Sports Psychology
  • Sports Performance
  • Business Administration
  • Primary School Teaching
  • Digital Marketing
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Exercise and Nutrition Science
  • Occupational Therapy

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements to Year 4 are as follows:

  • The Diploma in Exercise & Health Fitness (DEHF), NFQ Level 7, at honours grade level 2.2 or higher or an equivalent qualification in a relevant discipline.
Please note:
  • Applications for equivalency from students without the Diploma in Exercise and Health Fitness will be assessed on an individual basis through the NCEF/UL Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Scheme *.
  • A Recognition of Prior Learning fee of €125 applies to all applicants required to submit a Portfolio of Learning. On successful acceptance the fee is deducted from the overall programme fee.

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We are now accepting applications for the 2020/21 academic year! Click Here

When and where can I do this course?

The Bachelor of Science in Exercise & Health Fitness is provisionally scheduled to commence in the University of Limerick on Tuesday 20th September 2022. Provisional contact days are Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 6pm, however this may be subject to change.