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Personal Training and Sports Rehabilitation (including Physiotherapy Assistant and Sports Massage)

QQI Level 6 Certificate in Sports, Recreation and Exercise Studies 6M5147
REPS Ireland – Register of Exercise Professionals
ITEC Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy
ITEC Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy
ITEC Certificate in Personal Training

Duration: One Year Full-Time - September to May

Coordinator: Stephen Murphy

At the core of our Personal Training and Sports Rehabilitation (including Physiotherapy Assistant and Sports Massage) course is acquiring knowledge around a variety of sports injuries. This comprises of assessment skills, posture analysis, fundamental massage movements, specialised massage techniques and exercise rehabilitation. Furthermore, the course enhances the learner’s knowledge as a Personal Trainer to include advanced nutrition, periodisation and advanced training/lifting techniques and programme design for special population. It is designed to enable learners to develop the personal qualities, knowledge, confidence and skills required to progress and pursue a career within the health and fitness industry, either through advancement to third level or by going directly into employment.

PERSONAL TRAINING AND SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPIES

I wanted to start Physiotherapy as soon as I lost my job, but looking back I think that would have been catastrophic because I learnt a lot at Sallynoggin College of Further Education. The teachers at Sallynoggin College taught me so much about the fundamentals of the anatomy of the body and that meant I hit the ground running when I started University.
Physiotherapist Stephen Finlay, from Greystones, graduated top of his class and received the Delsys Prize for Academic Excellence.

Education Progression

Below are some examples of progression options with this QQI level 6 award in Sport, Recreation and Exercise 6M5147
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 ! Transcript of level 6 results required
Advanced Entry Graduates of this QQI Level 6 course may also be considered for advanced entry to related degree programmes. Students may be eligible to progress to the second year of a course where they fulfil the college’s entry requirements.

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

Course modules are reviewed annually and may be subject to change