Athlone Institute of Technology’s Department of Sport and Health Science held its inaugural honours list award ceremony recently recognising the exceptional academic performance of its students. Out of a total of 360 students within the faculty, 54 received commendations from President of Athlone Institute of Technology, Professor Ciarán Ó Catháin in recognition of their scholarly achievements.
Among these were students from the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sports Science with Exercise Physiology, Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Athletic and Rehabilitation Therapy, and Bachelor of Science (Honours) Health Science with Nutrition. To be eligible for an award, first and second year students must achieve a minimum grade average of 65%, while students in third and fourth year must have an average of 70%.
Commenting on the awards, Dr Aoife Lane, Head of Department of Sport and Health Science, said: “We’re delighted to acknowledge the achievements of students across all years of our undergraduate degree programmes. Each of these students on our inaugural honours list have shown diligence and commitment to their studies which is reflected in their grades, and something they should be extremely proud of. We look forward to building the honours list going forward and continuing to reward excellence in academia throughout the student life cycle.”
Characterised by a commitment to academic excellence, Athlone Institute of Technology is Ireland’s leading higher education institute and an institute of firsts – first for research across the technological higher education landscape and first for ISSE student satisfaction of all HEIs nationally. Athlone Institute of Technology was named ‘Sunday Times Institute of Technology of the Year’ in 2018, ‘Institute of Technology of the Year Runner Up’ in 2017 and was the first Irish third level to receive APS accreditation in 2018.