This programme offers learners access to an exciting, rewarding and satisfying career. You will learn to improve health and functional fitness of people with injury, illness and disease and make a real difference to the quality of health and well-being of your clients. Throughout this busy year, you will practise on other students to develop the skills required to work in the sports therapy industry.
- Exercise & Fitness
- Sports Anatomy & Physiology
- Sport & Recreation Studies
- Physiotherapy Assistant Practice
- Physiotherapy Assistant Theory
- Customer Service
- Work Experience
- First Aid
- ITEC Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy
ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy
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
Hanze University, Netherlands | Physiotherapy| Level 8
Portobello Institute | Sports Therapy | Level 8
DKIT | Health and Physical Activity | Level 8
IT Carlow | Sport Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy | Level 8
AIT | Sports Science with Exercise Physiology | Level 8
Graduates progress to employment in various areas including:
Sport Massage Therapist l Physiotherapy Assistant l Physical Therapist Assistant l Health Farm Assistant l Private Practice l Leisure Centre & Gym Therapist l Sports Team Therapist | Mobile Therapist
Graduates from this course would be qualified to assist Physiotherapist as a Sports Massage Therapist. This multi-disciplinary team model is now recognised as being the most progressive approach to health care. In Ireland our aging population increases the demand on injury treatment and physiotherapy services therefore enhancing the need for sports therapy professionals to assist in primary health care. Additionally, with the ever increasing interest in fitness In Ireland and abroad, there is an additional need for qualified Sports Massage therapist to treat and assist with injury prevention.
2021-22 Course Fees
Note - Some courses may require the learner to purchase relevant industry-specific material for their own use which may not be included in the list of course fees.
€30 of Enrolment Fees are Non-Refundable. All fees subject to change.
The following categories of participant are exempt from paying the PLC Government Levy:
- Medical Card/SUSI Grant/Back to Education Allowance Holders may be exempted from PLC Government Levy. Documentary Evidence must be presented immediately to avail of such exemptions.
- Medical Card/Back to Education Allowance Holders may be exempted from QQI Exam Fees. Documentary Evidence must be presented immediately to avail of such exemptions.