This course in Complementary Therapies is suitable for individuals who have an interest in holistic therapies and would like to pursue a career in this area or add to existing qualifications.

Complementary Therapies


Course Fees


Complementay Therapies is aimed at giving students a comprehensive understanding of a wide variety of the most popular therapies leading to internationally recognised qualifications. Students get hands-on experience and real world experience through providing supervised treatments in the clinic on campus. There is a focus on this course on practicing treatments and developing existing skills to industry standard. Work experience in complementary therapy is an integral part of the course. In order to complete the course in complementary therapies successfully, students must meet all the necessary criteria as stipulated by the international examination bodies, including completion of required course hours and project work.

About This Course

Course Content

Anatomy and Physiology 

Work Experience 



Body Massage and Figure Analysis 

Professional Conduct and Business Awareness

Indian Head Massage 


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.

Further Study

Graduates of this course in Complementary Therapies 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).

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this course in Complementary Therapies have the necessary qualifications to start their own business. Students who successfully complete this course may obtain positions as complementary therapists in beauty salons, hotel spas, health centres, healing centres, or they may become sales representatives and trainers for health products. The internationally recognised diplomas that Cavan Institute offer, provide a career passport for the more adventurous students who wish to see the world, excellent job opportunities are also available on cruise liners


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