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
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
Physiotherapy Assistant Practice
Sports Industry Practice
Sport and Exercise Injury Prevention
Exercise and Fitness
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.
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.
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
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