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Complementary Health

Course Code(s):  6M5147
QQI Award Code:  6M5147 Sports, Recreation and Exercise
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Mallow College of Further Education

Mallow College of Further Education
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Course overview

Course Code 6M5147
QQI Award Code 6M5147 Sports, Recreation and Exercise
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

Advanced Certificate in Sports, Recreation and Injury Therapies at Mallow College of Further Education is intended for those who wish to pursue a career in the health and fitness or sports injuries industry. On completion of this programme learners will have acquired the theoretical knowledge and practical skills of not only sports massage and injury treatment but also of gym and fitness instruction.

Graduates of this programme will have a unique combination of qualifications in sports injuries, gym instruction as well as health and recreation making them very attractive to the workforce. These courses are certified by the International Therapy Examination Council (ITEC) who apply a rigid set of standards governing attendance, learning and examinations.

What will you Study?

Sports Massage Therapy ITEC
Fitness Instructing (Gym based exercise) ITEC
Sports Industry Practice ITEC
Sports Nutrition ITEC
Sports Psychology ITEC
Health Promotion ITEC
On-site Massage ITEC
Communications
Work Experience
Exercise and Fitness


Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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CAO with Any QQI Major Award

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
6M5147

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Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
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Ophthalmologist   Obstetrician / Gynaecologist  
Naturopath   Doctor / GP  
Audiologist   Immunologist  
Herbalist   Podiatrist / Chiropodist  
Radiographer - Diagnostic   Health Educator/Promotion Officer  
Lactation Consultant   Prosthetist / Orthotist  
Spinologist   Physical Therapist  
Nurse Tutor   Respiratory Technician  
Vision Rehabilitation Therapists   Nurse - Children's  
Nurse Prescriber   Nurse - Advanced Nurse Practitioner  
Nurse - Public Health   Aromatherapist  
Theatre / Perioperative Nurse   Dental Nurse/Surgery Assistant  
Physiotherapist   Nurse - Psychiatric / Mental Health Care  
Dental Hygienist   Nurse - Midwife  
Speech & Language Therapist   Nurse - Intellectual Disability  
Chiropractor   Acupuncturist  
Nurse - General   Paramedic / Emergency Medical Technician  
Sports Scientist    Physiotherapist - Sports   
Medical Sales Representative    Firefighter  
Psychologist - Clinical   Music Therapist  
Counsellor   Social Care Worker / Practitioner  
Careers Adviser   Community Development Worker  
Guidance Counsellor - Adult Education   Social Worker  
Clergy / Religious Ministers   Psychotherapist  
Community Education Officer   Occupational Therapist  
Aid Worker - humanitarian    

Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Medical & Healthcare
Social & Caring
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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