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Sport Science & Physiology

Course Code(s):  5M3807 LTS5
QQI Award Code:  5M3807 Laboratory Techniques
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M3807 LTS5
QQI Award Code 5M3807 Laboratory Techniques
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course aims to provide learners with the practical skills and knowledge to assess how the body responds to sport and physical activity. Gain an insight into how the human body operates at rest and during exercise and assist people with physical activity and health changes.

As part of their training, learners will complete studies on the major systems of the body, gain expertise in testing and analysing athletes, develop a greater understanding of how the human body reacts to exercise, complete laboratory based studies and apply concepts in practical sessions in a gym setting.

What will you Study?

Exercise and Fitness 5N2668
Physics 5N1460
Health Promotion
Laboratory Skills 5N2751
Biology 5N2746
Anatomy and Physiology
Chemistry 5N2747
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
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Mathematics
Nutrition
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.

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
CASLT 5M3807

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