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 practice 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
- Sport and Exercise Injury Prevention
- Customer Service
- Work Experience
- Word Processing
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.
AIT | Athletic & Rehabilitation Therapy | Level 8
IT Carlow | Physiology & Health Science | 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
Career Opportunities & Progression Routes
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.
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.