During this course, students will have the opportunity to fully explore the importance of the Gaelic sports to both the regional and national identity. This exploration will begin with the roots of Gaelic sports and culminate with a contemporary discussion of Irish sports in today’s environment. Students will integrate their exercise science (EX) background to survey the Gaelic sports from a physiological, biomechanical, psychological and coaching framework drawing comparisons to American-based sports.
Student groups will research, develop and implement a comprehensive athlete assessment with the local Gaelic Athletic Association club. Guest speakers and participation in the Irish Sports will supplement traditional lectures.