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Sports Therapy/Physiotherapy Studies

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Sports Therapy/Physiotherapy Studies

Course Code: CI061ST
Course Level: Year 1 = Level 5 Year 2 = Level 6
Award Title: QQI Level 5 Certificate in Community Health Services Year 1
QQI Level 6 Certificate in Sports Recreation and Exercise Year 2
ITEC (International Therapy Examinations Council) Level 3 / Level 4 / Level 5
QQI Code: 5M4468 and 6M5147
Duration: 2 Years
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Sports Therapy/Physiotherapy Studies
Sports Therapy/Physiotherapy Studies


Entry Requirements
Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or LCVP or QQI Level 4 Award. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements.

Course Description
This course is aimed at students interested in the area of sports injuries and their treatment. Students will study a range of subjects, with a particular emphasis being placed on anatomy and sports massage. In year 1 students must complete a minimum of 10 days’ work placement in a relevant vocational area. Throughout the course, students will be required to work alongside a variety of sporting organisations and charities as part of their course work. Students have the opportunity to participate in the Leonardo Di Vinci project completing work experience in Germany in Year 2.

Course Content
Year 1: 5M4468

ITEC Certificates

  • ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Sports Therapy Massage


QQI Level 5

  • Body Massage and Figure Analysis
  • Nutrition
  • Word Processing
  • Teamworking
  • Sports First Aid
  • Exercise and Fitness
  • Beauty Industry Ethics and Practice
  • Work Experience
  • Physiotherapy Assistant Theory
  • Anatomy & Physiology


Entry Requirements to Year 2
Successful completion of QQI Level 5 Certificate in Community Health Services and ITEC Level 3 Sports Massage Certificate.

Career Opportunities
Graduates of this course are eligible to apply to work as physiotherapist assistants in Irish Hospitals, private physiotherapy clinics or sports clubs.

Progression Opportunities
At Cavan Institute: Students who successfully complete this course are eligible to apply for the level 6 Sports Therapy/Physiotherapy Studies (Year 2) course, available at Cavan Institute.

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

Year 2: 6M5147

ITEC Certificates

  • ITEC Level 4 Sports Therapy Massage (on successful completion of Year 1 Level 3 Sports Massage)
  • ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Sports Therapy Equipment
  • ITEC Level 3 Award in Taping and Strapping for Sport and Active Leisure


QQI Level 6

  • Sports and Injury Prevention
  • Physiotherapy Assistant Theory and Practice
  • Sports Nutrition
  • On-site Massage
  • Sports Industry Practice
  • Team Leadership
  • Work Experience
  • Health Promotion
  • Exercise and Fitness


Career Opportunities
Graduates of this course have found work as physiotherapy assistants in Irish hospitals, private sports injury clinics, and sports clubs. They have also found employment in health and fitness centres, on cruise ships and in hotels with gyms/spa/fitness suites.

Progression Opportunities
Graduates are eligible to apply through the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to 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 programme have progressed to study for degrees in occupational  therapy, physiotherapy, and physical education.
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