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Strength Conditioning & Injury Prevention

Course Code(s):  5M5146
QQI Award Code:  5M5146 Sports, Recreation and Exercise
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Galway Technical Institute

Galway Technical Institute


 
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Course overview

Course Code 5M5146
QQI Award Code 5M5146 Sports, Recreation and Exercise
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course has been designed to enable participants to improve their sports skills while gaining recognised qualifications to work in the Sports, Fitness and Leisure industries. The programme combines Strength, Conditioning & Injury Prevention modules with the option of additional qualifications in Personal Training and Fitness Instructing. This course is designed to enable participants to enhance and improve their existing sports skills. It has a high practical content, delivered by qualified coaches and is designed to develop existing sports skills to a very high standard as well as introducing students to a broad range of innovative strength, conditioning and injury prevention methods.

What will you Study?

Sport and Recreation Studies 5N2667
Sports Injury Prevention 5N5665
Kinesiology 5N4545
Sports Anatomy and Physiology 5N4648
Exercise and Fitness 5N2668
Nutrition 5N2006
Occupational First Aid 5N1207
Teamworking 5N1367
Work Experience 5N1356

Additional Certification
Optional Certification ITEC Diploma in Personal Training ITEC Level 3 (Gym-based exercise) and Certificate in Fitness Instructing - ITEC Level 2 through GTI Part-time Education Programme
Kickstart 1
Kickstart 2
Code of Ethics and Child Protection
Small sided games - 4x4 and 7x7
Strength and Conditioning
Youth Cert
Referees Course
Rugby Level 1
Gaelic Games
Athletics Level 1
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

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
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Sample Careers

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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
Social & Caring
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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