Dunboyne College of Further EducationSports Injury Prevention and Massage Therapy QQI Level 5

Sports Injury Prevention and Massage Therapy QQI Level 5

1 Year Full Time Course
Further Education and PLC, Level 5 QQI
Academic year Sept 2022 - May 2023

Course description

Sports Injury Prevention and Massage Therapy

Sports Recreation and Exercise 5M5146

This one-year course will equip students with the knowledge and skills required for working within the area of sports injury prevention and sports massage therapy in the sports, coaching, recreation and leisure industries. Students will expand their education on the physiological principles related to sports massage and injury prevention. This course offers the potential to develop your studies onto third level education. Graduates will attain an Graduates can attain an internationally recognised qualification, upon achieving the QQI Level 5 standard of this course.


• Communications • Work Experience • Sports Anatomy and Physiology • Gaelic Coaching • Sports and Exercise Injury Prevention • Exercise and Fitness • Nutrition • Body Massage and Figure Analysis • Safety and Health at Work • Word Processing • Behavioural Studies
CERTIFICATION: • QQI Level 5 in Sports, Recreation and Exercise 5M5146 or Community and Health 5M4468 • ITEC Level 3 in Holistic Massage Occupational First Aid Certificate in PPT Taping and Strapping


Graduates from this course will be able to apply for third level education and can also progress to courses in sports injury or rehabilitation colleges like IT Carlow, CIT, LIT Letterkenny or Waterford and IT Tralee. Students can progress to PE Teaching via an undergraduate degree at IT Tralee or Cork University and to the Postgraduate Master in PE Teaching at UL. Graduates will also achieve coaching certificates enabling them to enter the sports coaching, sports management, recreation and instruction workforce.
EXAMPLES OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRESSION: IT Tralee: TL871 Health and Leisure Studies (Level 8, 4 Years) UCC: CK116 Sports Studies and Physical Education (Level 8, 4 Years) Thurles: LC422 Sports Strength and Conditioning (Level8, 4 Years) IT Carlow: CW188 Sports Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy (Level 8, 4 Years)


• Leaving Cert or LCA • Mature students of all backgrounds • Other equivalent qualification All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications. All applicants will be asked to provide a letter of recommendation from a voluntary or professional sporting body

Apply directly at www.dunboynecollege.ie

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