Pre-University Physiotherapy

Course Aim

Pre-University Physiotherapy would be ideal for any learners wishing to advance their education and progress to a career in physiotherapy. Learners develop the skills needed for assessing and treating clients whose movement is restricted by injury, illness or disability. This course provides an excellent foundation in the fundamentals of physiotherapy and develops the necessary skills required to progress to higher education.


Learners will complete a combination of the following:

  • Anatomy & Physiology for Sport
  • Physiotherapy Assistant Practice
  • Physiotherapy Assistant Theory
  • Sport & Recreation Studies
  • Customer Service
  • Sport and Exercise Injury Prevention
  • Kinesiology
  • Work Experience
  • Exercise & Fitness
  • Nutrition


Qualification Obtained

QQI Level 5 Major Award (5M5146) in Sports, Recreation & Exercise


Entry Requirements

All our Level 5 PLC courses are open to school leavers (Leaving Cert/ Leaving Cert Applied Students/A Levels/GCSE or equivalent), QQI Level 4 graduates and mature applicants. A QQI Level 5 award is a prerequisite to access a Level 6 programme.

Progression To Degrees

AIT | Athletic & Rehabilitation Therapy | Level 8
AIT | Sports Science with Exercise Physiology | Level 8
DkIT | Health and Physical Activity | Level 8
Hanze University, Netherlands | Physiotherapy | Level 8
IT Carlow | Sport Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy | Level 8
Portobello Institute | Sports Therapy | Level 8
Sheffield Hallam University | Physiotherapy | Level 8 (UCAS Application)
University of Wolverhampton | Physiotherapy | Level 8 (UCAS Application)

Career Prospects

Following the successful completion of the Pre-University Physiotherapy programme, you may progress to a degree which can lead to a career in:


Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy | Cardio Respiratory Physiotherapy | Sport Massage | Physiotherapy Lecturing | Acupuncture | Sports Rehabilitation | Sports Physiologist



Student Services Costs: €200

Government Levy (PPC): €200

The following categories of participant are exempt from paying the Government Levy (PPC):

  • Full medical Card holders in their own right and their dependent children
  • Those who are eligible under the student grant scheme
  • Those in receipt of the Back to Education Allowance (BTEA)


QQI Certification Charge:

  • QQI Level 5 €50
  • QQI Level 6 €80


Fees charged by professional bodies - These will be outlined under Additional fees for applicable courses.

Additional costs which may include: Books, uniforms, equipment and trips.



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