Department of Sport & Health Sciences

Department of Sport & Health Sciences

AIT is famous for sport, with its Olympic- and FIFA-standard sports facilities and its international reputation for nurturing elite sportspeople. Choose AIT if you want to turn your passion for sport and health into a fulfilling and rewarding career.

The Department of Sport and Health Science offers a suite of honours degree programmes in Sports Science with Exercise Physiology, Health Science with Nutrition, Physical Activity and Health, and Athletic and Rehabilitation Therapy. These programmes have been designed to provide all of the skills, knowledge and experience required by sports scientists, health scientists, nutritionists, athletic and rehabilitation therapists or physical activity and health practicioners. A key feature of each of the programmes on offer is a significant placement module which can be taken in Ireland or at a number of our placement locations in North America and China.

The Department offers many postgraduate research opportunities related to our undergraduate courses and has many real world links and direct engagement with sporting, health, nutrition and rehabilitation related entities.

Browse our courses and find the one that’s right for you.


Contact Department of Sport & Health Sciences

Head of Department
Dr. Aoife Lane

Email: alane@ait.ie

Telephone: (090) 6471849

Room number: E3222

Building: Main Building

Department Secretary
Helen Bradley

Email: hbradley@ait.ie

Telephone: (090) 6468143

Faculty of Sport & Health Sciences News

Executive MBA Scholarship Opportunities at Athlone Institute of Technology Now Available for all Gaelic Players Association Members

23 Apr

Returning to Higher Education as a Mature Student - Clare Browne

04 Apr

AIT Announce a Full Fees Scholarship to their Executive MBA Programme

26 Mar

AIT Students Raise €1,100 for the Amazing Grace Trust.

23 Mar

Marist College triumph at CanSat Regional Final at AIT

22 Mar

‘‘Always strive to achieve your dreams, however big or small. With a lot of hard work and perseverance anything is possible.’’ - Cathy Brougham, Lecturer in Science

08 Mar