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Sport & Physical Therapy Studies

Course Code(s):  5M5146 LTS4
QQI Award Code:  5M5146 Sports, Recreation and Exercise
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M5146 LTS4
QQI Award Code 5M5146 Sports, Recreation and Exercise
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course is aimed at learners interested in the area of sports injuries and their treatment. It prepares people to work alongside a physiotherapist assisting with patient handling, patient care and supervised use of physiotherapy equipment.

The course offers a range of modules with particular emphasis being placed on practical application in the areas of anatomy, physiology and sports massage. Work Experience forms an integral part of the course and learners are required to work within a practice to attain practical experience and application. The ITEC Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy is designed to provide the skills and knowledge to plan, prepare and apply a range of sports massage methods to clients.

What will you Study?

Work Experience 5N1356

Communications 5N0690

Exercise & Fitness 5N2668

Sport & Recreation Studies 5N2667

Kinesiology 5N4545

Sports Anatomy & Physiology 5N4648

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

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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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DSRXX 5M5146

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