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Sports Performance & Coaching - Soccer Rugby GAA

Course Code(s):  5M5146
QQI Award Code:  5M5146 Sports, Recreation and Exercise
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Galway Technical Institute

Galway Technical Institute


 
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Course overview

Course Code 5M5146
QQI Award Code 5M5146 Sports, Recreation and Exercise
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course has been designed to enable participants to improve their sports skills and gain recognised qualifications to work in sport related careers & industry.

The course incorporates elements of Soccer, GAA, Rugby & Athletics whilst also providing the opportunity to gain additional qualifications in Gym Instructor/Personal Training. Following successful completion of this course, students may progress to Level 7 & 8 Sports related courses in Institutes of Technology.

What will you Study?

Sport and Recreation Studies 5N2667
Sports Anatomy and Physiology 5N4648
Exercise and Fitness 5N2668
Sports Injury Prevention 5N5665
Nutrition 5N2006
Occupational First Aid 5N1207
Teamworking 5N1367
Work Experience 5N1356

Extra modules:
Maths
Soccer Coaching 5N4887
Gaelic Football Coaching 5N5085
Rugby Coaching 5N4886
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Progression to CAO Courses

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DSRXX 5M5146

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