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Sports Therapy & Injury Management

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Waterford College of Further Education

Waterford College of Further Education

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Course overview

Course Code
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course aims to provide learners with the skills and knowledge to work in the Sports Therapy and Complementary Industry, in a private clinic or in conjunction with a physical therapist. Sports therapists provide a valuable service to the sports industry, specialising in the prevention and management of soft tissue injuries through manual massage and electrical treatments.

What will you Study?

Anatomy and Physiology
Pre and Post Event Massage
Sports Massage Techniques
Palpitation Techniques
Sports Therapy Electrical Equipment
Strapping and Taping
Diagnosis and Practice
Occupational First Aid
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.

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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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