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Fitness Instruction & Exercise Science

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Sports, Recreation and Exercise Studies 5M5146
REPS Ireland – Register of Exercise Professionals
First Aid Certificate
Royal Lifesaving Society Certificate

Duration: One Year Full-Time - September to May

Coordinator: Orfhlaith Cowan, Colm Yeoman

The emphasis of the Fitness Instruction & Exercise Science course is to provide a variety of practical skill including the Fundamentals of Resistance Training programme design, Fitness Class instruction and Fitness Testing. Theory classes will enable the learners to understand the essentials of Anatomy and Physiology, Nutrition and Injury Prevention. Ultimately this will allow learners to progress to SCFE QQI Level 6 with ITEC Personal Training courses and to gain employment as a Gym Instructor and Life Guard.

Facilities On Site:

  • Sports hall with a sprung wooden floor
  • Fully equipped gym with cardiovascular and resistance machines
  • Mirrored dance studio
  • Changing rooms, showers and lockers
  • Free Weights area

Facilities Off Site:

  • Swimming pool
  • Astro Pitches
  • Spinning Studio
  • TRX Studio
  • Access to full Gym facilities
FITNESS INSTRUCTION & EXERCISE SCIENCE

This course in SCFE gave me an excellent foundation and knowledge of the fitness and leisure industry. On completing the course, I went straight into employment.
Gosia Powlowska

Education Progression

Below are some examples of progression options with this QQI level 5 award in Sport, Recreation and Exercise 5M5146
TU Dublin City Centre Sports &Leisure Management Level 8 TU955
TU Dublin Tallaght Sports Science and Health G Level 7 TU736
TU Dublin Tallaght Sports Studies G Level 7 TU737
TU Dublin Tallaght Sports Science and Health G Level 8 TU936
TU Dublin Blanchardstown Sports Management and Coaching G Level 7 TU735
TU Dublin Blanchardstown Sports Management and Coaching G Level 8 TU935
IT Carlow Sport &Exercise Science G Level 8 CW138
IT Carlow Strength &Conditioning G Level 8 CW148
IT Carlow Sports Rehab. &Athletic Therapy G Level 8 CW188
IT Carlow Sports Management and Coaching*G Level 8 CW858
IT Carlow Sport Coaching &Bus. Management*G GAA Level 7 CW807
IT Carlow Sport Coaching &Bus. Management*G Rugby Level 7 CW817
IT Carlow Sport Coaching &Bus. Management*G Soccer Level 7 CW827
IT Carlow Physiology and Health Science G Level 6 CW106
UCC Sports Studies &Physical Education G Level 8 CK125
Waterford IT Health Sciences (Options) G Level 8 WD005
Waterford IT Exercise Sciences (Options) G Level 8 WD006
Waterford IT Recreation &Sport Management G Level 7 WD019
Waterford IT Sports Coaching &Performance G Level 8 WD186
Waterford IT Recreation &Sport Management G Level 8 WD212
Waterford IT Food Science with Business Level 7 WD164
Dundalk IT Sport, Exercise &Enterprise G Level 7 DK763
Dundalk IT Health and Physical Activity G Level 8 DK880
Galway Mayo IT Sport and Exercise Science G Level 8 GA790
Galway Mayo IT Public Health Nutrition G Level 8 GA791
Galway Mayo IT Outdoor Education &Leisure G Level 7 GA870
Galway Mayo IT Outdoor Education G Level 8 GA885
Galway Mayo IT Geography and Outdoor Education Level 8 GA891
Limerick IT Sports Development &Coaching G Level 6 LC228
Limerick IT Sports Development Performance G Level 7 LC290
Limerick IT Business Studies Sports Management G Level 8 LC295
Limerick IT Applied Strength &Conditioning G Level 8 LC422
Limerick IT Applied Strength &Conditioning G Level 7 LC423
Limerick IT Business Studies with Sports G Level 7 LC397
Letterkenny IT Sports Studies G Level 6 LY206
Letterkenny IT Sports and Exercise G Level 8 LY228
Letterkenny IT Food Science &Nutrition Level 7 LY837
IT Tralee Health &Leisure G Level 7 TL771
IT Tralee Health &Leisure with Massage G Level 7 TL772
IT Tralee Coaching &Sports Performance G Level 7 TL773
IT Tralee Health &Leisure G Level 8 TL871
IT Tralee Health &Leisure with Massage G Level 8 TL872
IT Tralee Coaching &Sports Performance G Level 8 TL873
IT Tralee Inclusive Sport and Physical Activity G Level 7 TL774
IT Tralee Inclusive Sport and Physical Activity G Level 8 TL874
Athlone IT Sport Management Level 8 AL854
Athlone IT Business (Sport and Recreation) G Level 6 AL663
*Portfolio Assessment or Audition G Garda Vetting Required

For a more detailed list of progression options please www.cao.ie

Course modules are reviewed annually and may be subject to change