Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Keith Hayes from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Keith Hayes

Ambulance/Paramedic

Health Service Executive

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  Keith Hayes
At a minimum get your Leaving Cert, that’s required anyway. But don’t sell yourself short aim for a third level college qualification, something like a science degree. It may not have obvious benefits now but the career is changing direction so fast it could stand to you big time.

Take your time in applying I joined the service when I was 25 yrs old and looking back I think around that age is the right time. When you consider some of the calls we attend and things we may need to deal with, joining at 17 or 18 after the Leaving Cert with little or no life experiences may turn you off because it is very demanding physically, mentally and emotionally.
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TA316
Sports Science and Health

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
3 Years
Duration of course
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390

2014 Points

390

Change from 2013: 

-5

Points History:

2013 - 395
2012 - 390
2011 - 375
2010 - 355
2009 - 350
New in 2009

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Summary... header image

Course will involve the study of injury prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management, and also understanding how illnesses and disease impacts health and physical performance.


 
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Students will obtain a full and thorough understanding of the identification, treatment and prevention of injuries that happen during sporting events, athletic training, and physical activities.

 
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IT Tallaght

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To view the Leaving Certificate minimum entry requirements for this course, Click Here [Source: Qualifax]

To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.

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This course will accept any FETAC Major award as an entry requirement. Click on the link below to view a list of FETAC courses that are from the same career sector. Note you can expand the list by using the filters on the list page.

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Essential Module Requirements:
C20174orC20175orC20139or5N1833orB20029or5N2066or6N3395or LCE Maths


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Details of the 2013/14 scoring system and a FETAC calculator can be found HERE

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It is possible to enter a career in the sport and leisure industry in the public or private sector directly from this degree course. Potential Employment/Business Opportunities include;
- Fitness Centre/Leisure Centre Manager
- Lifestyle Consultant
- Sports Administrator
- Sports Coach/Instructor
- Sports Development Officer
- Sports Therapist
- Exercise Physiologist
- Physical / Occupational Physiologist
- Medical / Scientific Researcher



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