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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.

Employment Opportunities

  • Fitness Instructor in public/private gyms
  • Bootcamps
  • Kids Fitness Camps
  • Life Guard
  • Start your own business

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
South East TU Sport &Exercise Science G Level 8 CW138
South East TU Strength &Conditioning G Level 8 CW148
South East TU Sports Rehab. &Athletic Therapy G Level 8 CW188
South East TU Sports Management and Coaching*G Level 8 CW858
South East TU Sport Coaching &Bus. Management*G (GAA) Level 7 CW807
South East TU Sport Coaching &Bus. Management*G (Rugby) Level 7 CW817
South East TU Sport Coaching &Bus. Management*G (Football) Level 7 CW827
South East TU Pharmacy Technician Studies G Level 6 CW116
South East TU Physiology and Health Science G Level 6 CW106
UCC Sports Studies &Physical Education G Level 8 CK125
South East TU Health Sciences (Options) G Level 8 WD005
South East TU Exercise Sciences (Options) G Level 8 WD006
South East TU Recreation &Sport Management G Level 7 WD019
South East TU Sports Coaching &Performance G Level 8 WD186
South East TU Recreation &Sport Management G Level 8 WD212
South East TU 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
Atlantic TU Sport and Exercise Science G Level 8 GA790
Atlantic TU Public Health Nutrition G Level 8 GA791
Atlantic TU Outdoor Education &Leisure G Level 7 GA870
Atlantic TU Outdoor Education G Level 8 GA885
Atlantic TU Geography and Outdoor Education Level 8 GA891
TU South Sports Development &Coaching G Level 6 LC228
TU South Sports Development Performance G Level 7 LC290
TU South Business Studies Sports Management G Level 7 LC397
TU South Business Studies Sports Management G Level 8 LC295
TU South Applied Strength &Conditioning G Level 8 LC422
TU South Applied Strength &Conditioning G Level 7 LC423
Atlantic TU Sports Studies G Level 6 LY356
Atlantic TU Sports and Exercise G Level 8 LY328
Atlantic TU Food Science &Nutrition Level 7 LY837
Atlantic TU Athletic Therapy &Exercise Rehab. Level 8 LY338
Munster TU Health &Leisure G Level 8 MT911
Munster TU Health &Leisure with Massage G Level 8 MT912
Munster TU Coaching &Sports Performance G Level 8 MT913
Munster TU Inclusive Sport and Physical Activity G Level 8 MT914
TU South Sport Management Level 8 AL854
TU South Business (Sport and Recreation) G Level 6 AL663
DCU Education and Training G Level 8 DC235
*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