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Limerick College of Further Education

Limerick College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code SIMX 5M4468
QQI Award Code 5M4468 Community Health Services
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This 1 year, full time programme gives learners the opportunity to pursue careers in the Sports Industry as Sports Massage Therapists. The Level 3 ITEC Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy is an internationally recognised award that allows students to obtain professional indemnity insurance and practice Sports Massage on course completion. The QQI/ FETAC Award provides a pathway for learners to progress to higher education in the areas of Sports Rehabilitation, Health and Leisure with Massage and Exercise and Health. There are a combination of practical and theoretical modules that allow for an interesting and varied years activity. Learners are actively encouraged to secure work experience in this area.

What will you Study?

Sports Massage
Anatomy and Physiology
Exercise and Fitness
Nutrition
Body Massage and Figure Analysis
Word Processing
Work Experience
Communications
Beauty Industry Ethics and Practice
Taping and Strapping for Athletic Injuries
Kinesiology Taping
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.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

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
DCHSX 5M4468

To calculate Points based on your QQI award results, use the PLC Points Calculator.

Further Research

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

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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