University College Dublin
Ireland's Global University 

Sport and Exercise Summer Study Abroad



The UCD Sport and Exercise Summer Study Abroad Program provides is aimed at students with an interest/majoring in Sport Management, Kinesiology, Sport and Exercise Science and/or Nutrition.

It provides an excellent opportunity to spend two weeks in Ireland whilst also meeting requirements for progression on your degree.

The Program runs in early June each year and offers an exciting combination of academic, social and cultural activities, including a chance to learn more about and experience first-hand those uniquely Irish ‘Gaelic Games’.


Program Structure

The program consists of morning and afternoon seminars, Monday to Friday, for two weeks. Cultural and social activities will be embedded within the program, and students will have evenings and the weekend to explore Dublin and Ireland independently.



Assessment will depend on the module(s) chosen, and may include individual and/or group assignments, presentations, journals and MCQ quizzes.


Credit Transfer

Students can complete one (Option 1) or two modules (Option 2) for a total of either 3 or 6 US credits (equivalent to 5 or 10 ECTS).

UCD will provide an official transcript which will enable home institutions make the decision about the transfer of credits.  


Academic Transfer

Students can complete either or both of the following modules:

  • Health, Fitness and Nutrition (SMGT10150)
  • Irish History, Culture and Sport (SMGT10280)


Cultural and Social Program

Students will visit landmark tourist attractions and experience Irish sporting culture and pastimes through the following activities:

  • Orientation session and welcome dinner
  • Gaelic Games Experience (hurling, Gaelic football, Irish dance)
  • Tour of Croke Park
  • BBQ and Irish Ceili (dance)
  • Farewell dinner


Summer School Dates

10th June - 24th June 2018



The minimum GPA requirement is 2.70

In addition to completing the UCD on-line application process, a copy of your passport and an official University transcript of academic record to date are required.



Applications can be made online. The deadline for applications is 31st March.


Fees - Summer 2018


US Credits


 Option 1 - one moudle

3 US credits


(approx. $2,500USD)

 Option 2 - two modules

6 US credits


(approx. $3,000USD)

This fee includes: 

  • Registration
  • Tuition fees
  • On campus accommodation in shared apartment (14 nights)
  • Lunches
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Field trips and extracurricular activities  



Ms Suzanne McMahon
UCD Centre for Sports Studies
Woodview House 
University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4.
Tel: +353 1 716 3439