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Course Content

  • Sports Industry Practice
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Sports Psychology
  • Health Promotion
  • Exercise and Fitness
  • On Site Massage
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Biomechanics
  • Sports Injury Prevention
  • ITEC Taping and Strapping
  • ITEC (Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy)


Sports,Recreation and Exercise 6M5147 Level 6


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This full time Level 6 course will appeal to those interested in pursuing a career in Physiotherapy/Sports Therapy. The course will provide learners with the theoretical and practical knowledge to study Physiotherapy or Sports Rehabilitation Therapy at a higher level or to work in the fitness industry.

Entry Requirements:

QQI Level 5 Sports and Recreation or equivalent, or Leaving Certificate: Grade H4 or higher in two subjects plus Grade O6/H7 in three other subjects. All candidates will be interviewed.

Progression and Career Options:

On successful completion of this course graduates are eligible to apply for Physiotherapy to a number of Universities in the UK and the Netherlands.  Mature graduates can apply for Physiotherapy in UCD, TCD, RCSI.  Graduates may also apply for entry to a wide range of other sports related Third Level Degree courses in:

  • UCC
  • IT Carlow
  • IT Sligo
  • DKIT
  • ITB
  • WIT

Graduates can apply to Winchester University, UK and Hanze University in the Netherlands for Physiotherapy.

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Drogheda Institute of
Further Education,

The Twenties, Drogheda, Co.Louth.

Phone: 041 9837105
Fax: 041 9841653
Email: dife@lmetb.ie


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