• Level 5 Health Service Skills 5M3782
• ITEC Diploma in Holistic Massage
• First Aid
• Patient Handling
WHAT IS SPORTS REHABILITATION AND
PHYSIOTHERAPY ASSISTANT ?
Students who undertake this one-year course in Pre-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 their mobility.
Practical classes will be timetabled on-site
at Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena and
the National gymnastics Training Centre at
Sports Campus Ireland Campus.
The following modules will be offered subject to availability
or demand and are subject to change:
• Physiotherapy Assistant Practice
• Physiotherapy Assistant Therapy Theory
• Care Support
• Work Experience
• Infection Protection and Control
• Anatomy and Physiology
• Exercise and Fitness
• Body Massage and Figure Analysis
This course enables graduates to progress to a Level 6
award and, thereafter, apply to progress to the Level 8
degree offered at the Royal College of Surgeons.
Alternatively, students can progress to a sports or
science related Level 8 degree and then to the Level 9
Physiotherapy at UCD. There are many progression options
for students to study physiotherapy in the UK.
Graduates may also apply for several other Level 7 and 8
degrees in universities and technological universities or
private colleges around the country.
The Pre-Physiotherapy Studies course is very valuable for
students and permits them to directly access employment.
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 the
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
Colaiste Ide: 6M5147 Pre-University Physiotherapy
(Level 6, 1 year)
Maynooth University: Business and Sports Science
(Level 8, 4 Years)
Royal College of Surgeons: RC004 Physiotherapy
(Level 8, 4 years) (Level 5 and 6 / Mature Entry
• Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied
• Mature Students or;
• Other equivalent qualifications
All applicants will be interviewed regardless of
Apply directly at www.dunboynecollege.ie