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Health Science, Sports Nutrition & Personal Training

Course Code(s):  6N4651 6N6065
QQI Award Code: 
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 6N4651 6N6065
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

A Diploma in Health Science will provide the learner with the skills to become a qualified practitioner in the complementary therapy sector.In the hands of qualified practitioners, holistic treatments will alleviate stress related conditions and promote health and well-being. This course will help the learner develop the practical skills and theoretical knowledge needed to pursue a career in this rewarding profession.

What will you Study?

ITEC Level 3:
Anatomy and Physiology
Diet and Nutrition
Work Experience
Sports Massage
Holistic Massage

QQI Modules:
Sports and Nutrition QQI 6N4651

Optional Modules:
Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths as an extra module.
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.

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