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Physiotherapy Assistant Studies (Year 2)

Course Description

This course aims to provide learners with the skills and knowledge necessary to work in the area of sports injuries and their treatments. Physiotherapy Assistants provide a valuable service to the Sports Industry, specialising in the prevention and management of soft tissue injuries through manual massage techniques and the use of electrical equipment.

Course Content

Year 2

Year 2 – QQI Level 6

· Exercise & Fitness

· On-site Massage

· Event Management

· Sports Nutrition

· Work Experience

· Team Leadership

· Physiotherapy Assistant Theory and Practice

· Sports Industry Practice ITEC Level 3

· Diploma in Personal Training (Gym Based Exercise)

· Award in Taping and Strapping for Sport & Active Leisure Level 4

· Certificate in Sports Massage

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements for On-Line Applicants:

  • Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a level 4 certificate
  • or have reached the age of 18. 
  • Mature student

If the criteria above does not apply, you will be called for an information interview to secure a place on the programme

Work Experience

Work Experience is a core element of this programme providing an opportunity to put skills developed on the programme into use in a real working environment. It allows students to create links with employers.

Career Opportunities

Graduates are eligible to apply through the CAO and/or Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to year one of a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements)

Graduates of this course are eligible to apply to work as Physiotherapy Assistants in Irish hospitals and private Physiotherapy Clinics; Sport Therapists in Sports Clubs, Alternative Therapy Clinics, Health Farms, Leisure Centres, Gym and Spa Facilities and in self employment

Certification

ITEC Certificate in Sports Massage Level 4

ITEC Diploma in Personal Training (Gym Based Exercise) Level 3

ITEC Award in Taping & Strapping for Sport and Active Leisure Level 3

QQI Level 6 Certificate in Sports, Recreation and Exercise

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