Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Bru Amerlynck from An Garda Síochána to give some advice for people considering this job:

Bru Amerlynck

Garda

An Garda Síochána

Read more

Bru Amerlynck
Go to college first, travel, see the world. If you can get a qualification in any field then do.
Close

Creative?
Creative
Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be drawn towards the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.
All Courses
PLC Progression Routes
PLC Points Calculator
CAO Points Calculator
CAO Video Guide

St. Angelas College
Dublin Institute of Technology - DIT
Crumlin College of Further Education
Career Interviews
Sector Profiles
School Subjects (LC)
College Courses
Close
Study Skills
Other
Work Experience (School)
CV & Interview Preparation
logo imagelogo image

Strength Conditioning & Injury Prevention

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

Galway Technical Institute


 
Must be registered to save to Career File

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

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
DSRXX 5M5146

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

Further Research

hidden College Website Course Page

Colleges often have information about the course on their own website, along with other useful information relating to the college. (Note: Not always available)

hidden Qualifax Course Page

Qualifax is the National Learners Database. (Note: Link not always available)

Disclaimer: These links are to web sites outside of CareersPortal and we accept no responsibility for the information on them.


Other courses you may be interested in...

The following courses are related to the course above and are from colleges in the same region. These might be worth exploring further. You can sort the list by Title or College by clicking on the column headings.
Course Title College
Health Science & Complementary Therapies Galway Technical Institute 
Nursing Studies Galway Technical Institute 
Exercise, Fitness & Nutrition Studies Galway Community College 
Sport & Recreation Coaching Studies Galway Community College 
Sports Performance & Coaching - Soccer Rugby GAA Galway Technical Institute 
Nursing Studies Clarin College Athenry 
Personal Training with Sports Science Galway Community College 
Gym and Fitness Instructor / Personal Trainer Galway Technical Institute 
Soccer Elite - Performance & Coaching Galway Technical Institute 
Emergency Care Services Galway Technical Institute 
Body Therapies with Diet & Nutrition Galway Technical Institute 

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.
Groundsperson   Exercise and Health Instructor  
Teacher - Physical Education   Personal Trainer  
Massage Therapist   Medical Secretary  
Hair & Scalp Specialist   Gastroenterologist  
Audiologist   Diagnostic Radiologist  
Psychiatrist   Perfusionist  
Oncologist   Immunologist  
Herbalist   Coroner  
Neurologist   Optometrist  
Orthodontist   Orthoptist  
Clinical / Medical Technologist   Radiologist - Radiation Therapist  
Osteopath   Doctor / GP  
Dentist - General   Surgeon   
Epidemiologist   Forensic Pathologist  
Genetic Technologist   Podiatrist / Chiropodist  
Anaesthetist   Naturopath  
Obstetrician / Gynaecologist   Surgeon - Oral  
Neuroscientist   Cytogenetic Technologist  
Laboratory Technician   Dentist - Periodontist  
Laboratory Manager   Ophthalmologist  
Anatomical Pathology Technician   Health and Safety Inspector  
Diagnostic Radiographer   Cardiovascular Technician / Technologist  
Medical Laboratory Assistant   Medical Laboratory Technician  
Neurophysiology Technician   Dental Technician  
Therapeutic Radiographer   Physical Therapist  
Nurse Prescriber   Nurse Practitioner - Advanced  
Nurse Tutor   Respiratory Technician  
Vision Rehabilitation Therapist   Children's Nurse   
Lactation Consultant   Theatre / Perioperative Nurse  
Nurse Midwife   Paramedic / Emergency Medical Technician  
Physiotherapist   Psychiatric / Mental Health Care Nurse  
Speech & Language Therapist   Dental Nurse / Surgery Assistant  
Dental Hygienist   Aromatherapist  
Health Educator / Promotion Officer   Public Health Nurse  
Acupuncturist   Chiropractor  
Spinologist   Prosthetist / Orthotist  
Intellectual Disability Nurse    General Nurse (RGN)  
Sports Development Officer   Sport Psychologist  
Sports Scientist    Entertainment / Sports Manager  
Sports Engineer   Physiotherapist - Sports   
Fitness / Aerobics Instructor   Sports Therapist  
Ship Mate   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
Note: Use the 'Back' button on your browser to return to this page from these links.

National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

The following data provides general information about this Award from colleges across Ireland.

View College Profile

Galway Technical Institute
Online Applications Open

View all[1]