WHAT IS PHYSIOTHERAPY ASSISTANT?
Students who undertake this one-year course in
Physiotherapy studies will gain an understanding of the
principles and practices of rehabilitation and an insight
into how to assess and treat clients whose movement is
restricted by illness, injury, disability or age. Students will
gain the skills needed by the HSE to work in the healthcare
sector, which will help them to understand therapy
programmes and support clients in restoring or improving
• Physiotherapy Assistant Practice • Physiotherapy Assistant Therapy Theory • Care Support • Work Experience • Communications • Infection Protection and Control • Anatomy and Physiology • Nutrition • Exercise and Fitness • Kinesiology • Body Massage and Figure Analysis
Practical classes will be timetabled on-site
at Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena and
the National gymnastics Training Centre at
Sports Campus Ireland Campus.
• QQI Level 5 in Health Service Skills 5M3782
• ITEC Diploma in Holistic Massage
• Occupational First Aid
• Patient Handling
• Graduates can progress to related undergraduate degrees in Ireland and then apply for a Physiotherapy Masters programme in universities such as UCD and UL. • Mature students can progress to related undergraduate degrees in Ireland and then apply for a Physiotherapy undergraduate degree. • Graduates are eligible to apply directly for Physiotherapy undergraduate degrees in certain UK universities.
EXAMPLES OF HIGHER EDUCATION
Graduates can progress to related undergraduate
degrees in Ireland (e.g. Sports Rehabilitation or
Athletic Therapy) and then apply for a Physiotherapy
Masters programme in universities such as UCD and
UL or in the UK.
Graduates are eligible to apply directly for
Physiotherapy undergraduate degrees in certain UK
Mature students can apply for Physiotherapy
undergraduate degree programmes in Ireland or UK.
SETU Carlow: SE901 Sports Rehabilitation and
Athletic Therapy (Level 8, 4 Years)
TUS Athlone: US956 Athletic and Rehabilitation
Therapy (Level 8, 4 Years)
ATU Sligo: AU861 Health Science and Physiology
(Level 7, 3 Years)
ATU Sligo: AU971 Health Science and Physical
Activity (Level 8, 4 Years)
ATU Letterkenny: AU170 Health Science with
Physiotherapy Studies (Level 6, 2 Years). This
programme allows students to progress to complete
a BSc Hons in Physiotherapy at Coventry University.
Ulster University: BSc Physiotherapy
Royal College of Surgeons: RC004 Physiotherapy
(Level 8, 4 years) (Level 5 and 6 / Mature Entry
Maynooth University: Business and Sports Science
(Level 8, 4 Years)
Drogheda Institute of Further Education: 6M5147
Pre-University Physiotherapy (Level 6, 1 Year)
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Leaving Cert or LCA • Mature students of all backgrounds • Other equivalent qualification All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications.
Apply directly at www.dunboynecollege.ie