Participation in competitive and recreational sport has greatly increased over recent years with an inevitable increase in sports-related injuries. Sports rehabilitation focuses on both preventative assessment and curative aspects of injury. This four-year honours programme equips learners with the skills to manage the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injured individuals. The programme offers a unique blend of academic theory, practical workshops and clinical placements in the final year, ensuring learners have real world experience. Modules over the four years include: anatomy physiology; exercise physiology, manual therapy, sports nutrition; first aid; electrotherapy; sports massage; pathology of injury; neuromusculoskeletal assessment and differential diagnosis.
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.
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|Note: Information for 2019 Entry|
|Old Code||New Code||Award Title|
|DHSSX||Health Service Skills|
|5M3782||Health Service Skills|
|DCHSX||5M4468||Community Health Services|
|DSRXX||5M5146||Sports, Recreation and Exercise|
|6M5147||Sports, Recreation and Exercise|
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.
Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.
Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.
Graduates act as self employed sports rehabilitators, work with professionals, semi-professionals, amateur sports clubs and organisations, in third level colleges and universities, in rehabilitation institutions or sports injury clinics, or with Sporting Bodies.