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Sport Development & Sports Coaching

Course Code(s):  6M5147
QQI Award Code:  6M5147 Sports, Recreation and Exercise
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Colaiste Chiarain Croom

Colaiste Chiarain Croom
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Course overview

Course Code 6M5147
QQI Award Code 6M5147 Sports, Recreation and Exercise
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This is the second year of a two year course designed to prepare students for a career in the leisure industry, sports coaching, or to provide a pathway to further study. This Advanced Certificate course involves practical and theoretical sport studies to prepare learners for a career in sport coaching, sport development & holistic massage in the leisure sector.

This innovative course provides a multidisciplinary approach to analyzing and improving your role as a sports development officer, sports coach, massage therapist and lifeguard. This course takes place primarily at the Mill campus in Croom, however some aspects of the course take place in the University of Limerick Arena where students have access to an Olympic sized swimming pool, Aerobics studio, Gymnasium & Sports halls.

What will you Study?

Sports Industry Practice
On site Massage
Sports Nutrition
Sports Psychology
Health Promotion
Exercise and Fitness
Communications
Work Experience
Soccer Coaching
Gaelic Football Coaching
Deep Water Pool Lifeguarding skills
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Leisure, Sport & Fitness
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