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Global Public Health and Sports Studies Summer School 2023

We are delighted to announce that the UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science will be running a Global Public Health and Sports Studies Summer School from 19th to 30th June 2023. The Summer School will take place at the Belfield campus of University College Dublin.

We are welcoming applications from undergraduate students interested in global public health and/or sports and health-related areas. Summer School applicants may currently be enrolled in programmes such as health sciences, public health, athletic therapy, sports studies, physical therapy, sports psychology, kinesiology, medicine or nutrition.

The Summer School consists of two modules and students are welcome to choose either one or both of them. 

MODULE 1: Sustainable Advancements in Global Public Health

Explore key concepts relating to health and sustainable development, including*

  • Climate and health
  • Food, nutrition and malnutrition
  • Exercise and physical activity for health and wellness
  • Leveraging digital technology for health
  • Delivering healthcare services: Perspectives from healthcare professionals
  • Pandemic preparedness

MODULE 2: Sports Studies

Examine sports culture and society, optimisation of human performance and sports management concepts, including*

  • Sports events and sustainability
  • Psychology of sport
  • Nutrition and sports performance
  • Science of coaching
  • Optimising sports performance
  • Leveraging technology in sport
  • Sports rehabilitation

* subject to change

Via a series of lectures, innovative practical workshops and interactive group learning activities, students will be guided through the most recent research and teachings from a global health and sports and performance perspective, delivered by a team of world-class researchers, teachers and clinical experts. Each module is worth 5 ECTS and we recommend that 3 US credits be awarded for the successful completion of each one.

In addition to learning activities, students will be given the opportunity to try out Gaelic games, take a stadium tour of Croke Park (Ireland's largest sporting arena) and browse in the Gaelic Athletics Association (GAA) museum. You will learn about sustainable food practices at Airfield Estate, Dublin's only urban working farm and gardens and you will visit Glendalough, the beautiful 'valley of the two lakes' and home to one of the most important monastic sites in Ireland.

Accommodation is available on-campus on a first come, first served basis for an additional cost. Students will receive further information regarding the accommodation booking procedure after the application deadline of 31 March 2023 and upon acceptance to the programme.

Apply by 31 March 2023 at www.ucd.ie/apply.

Click on the 'Apply to UCD' button and create a new account. Once your account is created, select 'Course Finder' and search for and select 'Global Public Health and Sports Studies Summer School' (CT60). Please ensure you complete all of the required information. Offers will be made on a rolling basis and applications will close when the course reaches capacity.

Further details are available in our Summer School brochure.

UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science

University College Dublin Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
T: +353 1 716 7777 | E: public.health@ucd.ie