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 Sciences offers a suite of honours degree programmes in Sports Science with Exercise Physiology, Nutrition and Health Science, Physical Activity and Health Science, and Athletic and Rehabilitation Therapy and an ordinary degree programme; Exercise and Health Science. 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 practitioners. 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, Europe, New Zealand and Australia. In addition, all students carry out a supervised research project in their final year of study, which is a capstone experience in the development of core competencies for the workplace.

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: E3223

Building: Main Building

Department Secretary
Helen Bradley

Email: hbradley@ait.ie

Telephone: (090) 6468143

Faculty of Sport & Health Sciences News

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25 Nov

University Status One Step Closer for Midlands as AIT - LIT Make TU Application

23 Nov

SHE Research Group to Bridge Gender Data Gap in Sport, Health and Exercise Science

16 Nov

Top of the Class: AIT Remains Ireland’s Top-Ranked Institute of Technology

04 Nov

AIT Counselling Service Partners with 24/7 Crisis Text Helpline

19 Oct

Third National SURE Conference Celebrating Undergraduate Research to Take Place Virtually

15 Oct