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Sports Science - Pre University

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

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

Course Description

This course combines Sports and Science for those who wish to pursue careers in either area or in Sports Science.

What will you Study?

Laboratory Skills 5N2751
Exercise and Fitness 5N2668
Nutrition 5N2006
Biology 5N2746
Mathematics 5N1833
Work Experience 5N1356
Communications 5N0690
Chemistry 5N2747
Leisure Facility Administration 5N4666
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Progression to CAO Courses

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CASLT 5M3807

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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.
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

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
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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