Pre-University Sports and Food Science

Pre-University Sports and Food Science

Food Science 5M5267 or Applied Science Laboratory Techniques 5M3807

What is Sports and Food Science?

This new one-year course will prepare students for the ever-expanding world of quality food production as well as linking the course to a sports industry that is quickly embracing the world of nutrition and dietetics. Food scientists and sports nutritionists play a role in all aspects of the food chain, from production at farm level to the retailer, to the consumer. This course will develop the students’ knowledge of nutrition, dietetics, as well as food production, development, preparation, safe handling and marketing. By changing their combination of modules, students can avail of the science award with some coaching modules and sports anatomy and then continue to third level to study health or sports science.

Course Content

The following modules will be offered in 2019 subject to availability and demand:

  • Food Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Food Processing
  • Nutrition
  • Microbiology
  • Communications
  • Biology
  • Work Experience
  • Laboratory Skills
  • Food Safety and HAACP
  • Chemistry
  • Safety and Health at Work
  • Word Processing
  • Sports Anatomy and Physiology


QQI Level 5 in Food Science 5M5267 or QQI Level 5 in Applied Science Laboratory Techniques 5M3807

Career Opportunities

Graduates may pursue science certificate or degree courses in TCD, UCD, DCU, DIT, IT Carlow,Athlone IT, UCC, IT Tallaght, St. Angela’s College Sligo. as well as other ITs and colleges around the country or in the UK. For example, there are up to 18 places in Maynooth University, 30 places in UCD science courses and another 20 places in UCD Agricultural Science courses and 10 places inTrinity in First Science for QQI graduates. Alternatively, students may seek immediate employment in a range of companies and projects that seek graduates with a science aptitude.

Higher Education Progression

Food Science Higher Education Progression:

DIT: DT421 Food Innovation (Level 8, 4 Years) Waterford:WD164 Food Science with Business (Level 7, 3 Years) UCC: CK505 Food Science (Level 8, 4 years)

Sports Science Higher Education Progression:

DCU: DC202 Sport Science and Health (Level 8, 4 Years)

IT Athlone:AL837 Sports Science with Exercise Physiology (Level 8, 4Years) IT Tallaght:TA327 Sports Science and Health (Level 8, 4 Years)


Entry Requirements

Leaving Cert or LCA Mature students of all backgrounds Other equivalent qualification All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications Apply directly at