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Sports Science

Course Code(s):  6M5147
QQI Award Code:  6M5147 Sports, Recreation and Exercise
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Dunboyne College of Further Education

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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 course will be an ideal progression for students who have completed a level 5 in Sports and recreation.

Courses that are covered on this programme include Sports Industry Practice, Communications, work Experience, Rugby, Soccer and Gaelic Coaching, Exercise and Fitness, Sports Nutrition and Event Management.

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Sample Careers

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Groundsperson   Exercise and Health Instructor  
Personal Trainer   Physical Therapist  
Physiotherapist   Spinologist  
Sports Development Officer   Sports Scientist   
Sport Psychologist   Sports Engineer  
Entertainment / Sports Manager   Sports Therapist  
Physiotherapist - Sports    Fitness / Aerobics Instructor  
Ship Mate   Diver  

Related Career Sectors

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Leisure, Sport & Fitness
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