This course in Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation Studies (Year 2) is aimed at stu­dents who want to practice as a sports massage therapist upon graduation, or who want to progress onto further study.

Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation Studies Year 2


Course Fees


Throughout the year, students will develop specific skills in the area of advanced sports mas­sage techniques, learn to evalu­ate sports massage treatments and work with clients to carry out consultations and assess­ments and produce individual treatment plans. Other areas where students will gain valuable knowledge are in the areas of client care, health, communica­tions, safety and hygiene, all of which are essential for success in the sports massage therapy industry.

About This Course

Course Content

Physiotherapy Assistant Practice

Sports Industry Practice

Sport and Exercise Injury Prevention

Health Promotion

Work Experience

Sports Nutrition

On-Site Massage

Exercise and Fitness

Team Leadership


Entry Requirements

QQI level 5 award in Commu­nity Health Services or equiva­lent.  Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements but can demonstrate industry experience.

Further Study

Graduates of this course in Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation Studies (Year 2) 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.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this course in Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation Studies(Year 2) 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.


QQI Level 6 Certificate in Sports, Recreation and Exercise.

ITEC Level 2 Award in Instructing Strength and Conditioning Sessions

ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Sports Therapy Equipment

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

ITEC Level 4 Certificate in Sport Massage Therapy