Originally Posted by solerina
I think the Recreation and Leisure course in Tralee IT still can lead to a PE qualification, check it out.
Be careful to distinguish between a teaching degree and a leisure mgt. qualification. The latter is essentially designed to enable graduates to manage recreation utilities, eg. swimming pools, recreation centres etc. etc. It does have lots of add ons in terms of first aid, manual handling.....
However such a course was never designed as an approach road to teaching... I have known several young people who have been talked into such courses and then realising that they were as far away from a recognised teaching position as when they started.
Nothing wrong with Leisure and Rec. Man. courses but not in the same ball park as a PE teaching qualification.