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Sports, Recreation & Massage Studies

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Mallow College of Further Education

Mallow College of Further Education
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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

Sports, Recreation & Massage Studies is an ideal course for individuals with an interest in fitness and Sport who would like learn more about how the body works best and how to treat and prevent sports related injuries. The course combines a full QQI award in Sports, Recreation and Exercise as well as ITEC qualifications in Sports Massage. Learners can build on the skills and knowledge acquired in this course to progress onto the Advanced Certificate in Sports, Recreation & Injury Therapy. 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?

Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy Level 3 ITEC
Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology related to Sports Massage ITEC
Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym based exercises)
Business, Professionalism and Ethics ITEC
Sports and Recreation Studies 5N2667
Exercise and Fitness 5N2668
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Nutrition
Anatomy and Physiology
Body Massage and Figure Analysis 5N3465
Occupational First Aid 5N1207
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
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

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on one of the Award Codes below:

Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
DSRXX 5M5146

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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.
Professional Horse / Event Rider   Groundsperson  
Exercise and Health Instructor   Teacher - Physical Education  
Personal Trainer   Massage Therapist  
Medical Secretary   Emergency Medical Dispatcher  
Hair & Scalp Specialist   Radiologist - Radiation Therapist  
Optometrist   Neurologist  
Naturopath   Immunologist  
Osteopath   Coroner  
Surgeon    Forensic Pathologist  
Herbalist   Gastroenterologist  
Orthodontist   Orthoptist  
Perfusionist   Clinical / Medical Technologist  
Neuroscientist   Cytogenetic Technologist  
Radiologist - Diagnostic    Surgeon - Oral  
Dentist - Periodontist   Epidemiologist  
Genetic Technologist   Oncologist  
Ophthalmologist   Audiologist  
Dentist - Oral Surgeon   Doctor / GP  
Psychiatrist   Podiatrist / Chiropodist  
Anaesthetist   Obstetrician / Gynaecologist  
Laboratory Technician   Laboratory Manager  
Radiographer - Diagnostic   Anatomical Pathology Technician  
Medical Laboratory Assistant   Physiologist - Clinical Measurement  
Radiographer - Therapeutic   Dental Technician  
Health and Safety Inspector   Embalmer  
Cardiovascular Technician / Technologist   Nurse Prescriber  
Respiratory Technician   Nurse Practitioner - Advanced  
Lactation Consultant   Physical Therapist  
Chiropractor   Dental Hygienist  
Nurse Tutor   Dental Nurse / Surgery Assistant  
Children's Nurse    Vision Rehabilitation Therapist  
Spinologist   Paramedic / Emergency Medical Technician  
General Nurse (RGN)   Intellectual Disability Nurse   
Acupuncturist   Physiotherapist  
Health Educator / Promotion Officer   Speech & Language Therapist  
Aromatherapist   Psychiatric / Mental Health Care Nurse  
Prosthetist / Orthotist   Nurses Aid / Healthcare Assistant  
Public Health Nurse   Nurse Midwife  
Theatre / Perioperative Nurse   Sports Development Officer  
Sports Scientist    Sport Psychologist  
Jockey   Swimming Pool Technician  
Entertainment / Sports Manager   Sports Engineer  
Golf Professional   Fitness / Aerobics Instructor  
Physiotherapist - Sports    Sports Coach / Instructor  
Sports Therapist   Outdoor Activities Instructor   
Ship Mate   Diver  

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.
Leisure, Sport & Fitness
Medical & Healthcare
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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