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Strength Conditioning & Injury Prevention

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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

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

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Further Research

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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.
Professional Horse / Event Rider   Groundsperson  
Exercise and Health Instructor   Teacher - Physical Education  
Personal Trainer   Massage Therapist  
Medical Secretary   Emergency Medical Dispatcher  
Hair & Scalp Specialist   Radiologist - Radiation Therapist  
Optometrist   Neurologist  
Naturopath   Immunologist  
Osteopath   Coroner  
Surgeon    Forensic Pathologist  
Herbalist   Gastroenterologist  
Orthodontist   Orthoptist  
Perfusionist   Clinical / Medical Technologist  
Neuroscientist   Cytogenetic Technologist  
Radiologist - Diagnostic    Surgeon - Oral  
Dentist - Periodontist   Epidemiologist  
Genetic Technologist   Oncologist  
Ophthalmologist   Audiologist  
Dentist - Oral Surgeon   Doctor / GP  
Psychiatrist   Podiatrist / Chiropodist  
Anaesthetist   Obstetrician / Gynaecologist  
Laboratory Technician   Laboratory Manager  
Radiographer - Diagnostic   Anatomical Pathology Technician  
Medical Laboratory Assistant   Physiologist - Clinical Measurement  
Radiographer - Therapeutic   Dental Technician  
Health and Safety Inspector   Embalmer  
Cardiovascular Technician / Technologist   Nurse Prescriber  
Respiratory Technician   Nurse Practitioner - Advanced  
Lactation Consultant   Physical Therapist  
Chiropractor   Dental Hygienist  
Nurse Tutor   Dental Nurse / Surgery Assistant  
Children's Nurse    Vision Rehabilitation Therapist  
Spinologist   Paramedic / Emergency Medical Technician  
General Nurse (RGN)   Intellectual Disability Nurse   
Acupuncturist   Physiotherapist  
Health Educator / Promotion Officer   Speech & Language Therapist  
Aromatherapist   Psychiatric / Mental Health Care Nurse  
Prosthetist / Orthotist   Nurses Aid / Healthcare Assistant  
Public Health Nurse   Nurse Midwife  
Theatre / Perioperative Nurse   Sports Development Officer  
Sports Scientist    Sport Psychologist  
Jockey   Swimming Pool Technician  
Entertainment / Sports Manager   Sports Engineer  
Golf Professional   Fitness / Aerobics Instructor  
Physiotherapist - Sports    Sports Coach / Instructor  
Sports Therapist   Outdoor Activities Instructor   
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
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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