Sallynoggin College of Further EducationFitness Instruction and Exercise Science

Fitness Instruction and Exercise Science

South Dublin County
1 year
Further Education and PLC

Course description

The emphasis of the Fitness Instruction & Exercise Science course is to provide a variety of practical skill including the Fundamentals of Resistance Training programme design, Fitness Class instruction and Fitness Testing. Theory classes will enable the learners to understand the essentials of Anatomy and Physiology, Nutrition and Injury Prevention. Ultimately this will allow learners to progress to SCFE QQI Level 6 with ITEC Personal Training courses and to gain employment as a Gym Instructor and Life Guard

Course Content

•Fitness Testing and Screening


•HIIT and Circuit Training

•Sport, Recreation and Exercise Studies

•Physiology and Anatomy for Sport

•Body Conditioning and Sculpting

•Exercise and Fitness

•Adapted Physical Activity

•Work Experience

•Personal Effectiveness

•Sports Injury Prevention

•Programme Design for Children in Exercise

•Studio Cycling


•Water-based Exercise


Course Features and Facilities

•Guest speakers from the fitness andleisure industry

•Work experience in a variety of settings

•Sports teams and events

•The Fitness Department works in partnership withDLR Leisure Services to provide a range ofpractical training opportunities for learners.

•Learners have access to the College gym facilities

•Access to fully equipped IT suites and Library

•Wifi and Moodle


Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate or equivalent, LCA or relevant experience


Mature applicants welcome

Applicants may be accepted without meeting formal entry requirements.


Employment Opportunities

•Fitness Instructor in public/private gyms


•Kids Fitness Camps

•Life Guard

•Start your own business


Facilities On Site:

•Sports hall with a sprung wooden floor

•Fully equipped gym with cardiovascularand resistance machines

•Mirrored dance studio

•Changing rooms, showers and lockers

•Free Weights area

Facilities Off Site:

•Swimming pool

•Astro Pitches

•Spinning Studio

•TRX Studio

•Access to full Gym facilities

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